History of Quakers in the Liberties

The Liberties Cultural Association have launched two new video pieces as part of their ongoing exploration of social history and folklore in The Liberties. The films are being made public to coincide with this year’s Dublin Festival of History.

The first film produced under the project looks at Quaker history in The Liberties and features Christopher Moriarty, curator of Friends Historical Library at Stocking Lane.  Friends have a long connection with The Liberties, including the city’s earliest Friends’ Meeting House at Meath Street and the little-known Quaker burial grounds at Cork Street.

Christopher talks about the charitable ethos of The Quaker Community and its work in the area in this short introductory film (6 mins). https://youtu.be/aEu0z3FlefQ

The clip forms part of a larger ongoing collaboration between the Quaker Community and the Liberties Cultural Association, celebrating the links between the Quakers and The Liberties 

More information on this project is available here: