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Maria Edgeworth's 250th anniversary

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

The 250th anniversary of the birth of Maria Edgeworth (1768–1849), novelist, essayist, and educationist is on 1st January 2018.

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Public Engagement

DIB lives: Conor Cruise O'Brien

Friday, 3 November 2017

Marking the centenary of his birth, 3 November 1917, we post the Dictionary of Irish Biography entry on Conor Cruise O'Brien (d. 2008) by Frank Callanan.

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Thomas Ashe

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

To mark the centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe on 25 September 1917 we have published online his biography from our project the Dictionary of Irish Biography.

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Thirty-eight new lives added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

A range of fascinating lives feature in the June 2017 update to the Dictionary of Irish Biography, which comprises those who died between the years 2010 and 2011.

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The Haliday Collection & the DIB: J. P. Prendergast

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

John Patrick Prendergast, author of The Cromwellian settlement of Ireland (1863), supported the publication of Haliday's Scandinavian kingdom of Dublin (1882), and recorded details of Haliday's life for posterity.

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The Haliday Collection & the DIB

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

"‘No ydle person or vaccabonde shall repayre or hawnte within the same shire … upon payne of hanging, onles he have juste cawse"*

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The DIB and the Six Nations: Moss Keane

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Hope springs eternal, annually, in the oldest rugby championship in the world.

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The DIB & the Cunningham Medal

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Read the DIB entry on William Mossop, and his son William, both engravers and designers of medals, by Daniel Beaumont and David Murphy, below.

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Grants and Awards, Cunningham Medal

Monday, 6 February 2017

The Haliday collection holds over 200 documents from the Guild of St. Anne; a selection are currently on display as part of the Library's exhibition 'Dublin Documents: highlights from Charles Haliday's manuscript...

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New lives added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography – Josephine Hart

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Thirty-eight new lives were added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography in December 2016. 

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