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Two women and the Royal Irish Academy

Monday, 27 May 2019

In this month's Library Blog post, Turlough O'Riordan of the Dictionary of Irish Biography, looks at the issues surrounding the election of women to the Royal Irish Academy in the nineteenth and twentieth...

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Revolutionary women and the wider world: Maud Gonne MacBride

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Kate O'Malley of the Dictionary of Irish Biography will be talking about Maud Gonne MacBride and her connections with India in Portlaoise Library on 28 May. MacBride's DIB entry, written by Margaret O'Callaghan and...

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DIB entry of the day: Maria Edgeworth

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

To mark the anniversary of Maria Edgeworth's death in 1849, we have posted the DIB entry of one of Ireland's greatest writers, by Edwina Keown.

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DIB entry of the day: Rupert Guinness

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

To complement the current Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) project exhibition on Iveagh House at the National Archives of Ireland, here is the Dictionary's entry on Rupert Guinness, 2nd Earl of Iveagh by Linde...

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DIB entry of the day: Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair

Friday, 3 May 2019

Today's entry is Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair (d. 1198), overking of Connacht and high-king of Ireland, written by Ailbhe Mac Shamhráin.

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DIB entry of the day: Aífe

Thursday, 2 May 2019

To mark the 850th anniversary of the beginning of the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland we are publishing the biographies of key figures associated with this pivotal event in Irish history.Today's entry is that of his...

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DIB entry of the day: Richard de Clare ('Strongbow')

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

To mark the 850th anniversary of the beginning of the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland we are publishing the DIB biographies of some key figures associated with this pivotal event in Irish history, starting with Richard...

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DIB marks twenty-year anniversary of Mary Raftery’s ‘States of fear’

Thursday, 25 April 2019

To commemorate the twenty-year anniversary of the documentary States of fear, which exposed endemic sexual, physical and psychological abuse in Ireland's industrial schools system, the Dictionary publishes an abridged...

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Republic to Republic DIB entry: Sheila Murphy

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

To mark the seventieth anniversary of the declaration of the republic and Ireland’s departure from the Commonwealth in 1949, we are publishing entries on figures involved in Irish foreign policy in the decades leading...

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DIB entry of the day: Mary Leadbeater

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Professor Mary O'Dowd, MRIA, will today deliver a lecture 'The Shackleton sisters: Irish Quaker women c. 1750-1850' the fifth and final event in the current lunchtime series, 'Sisters', celebrating the lives and...

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