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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.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

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.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

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.

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

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"*

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

The DIB and the Six Nations: Moss Keane

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

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

Dictionary of Irish Biography

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, Gold Medals

The DIB and the Haliday Collection – Henry Burnell and the Guild of St Anne

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...

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

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. 

Dictionary of Irish Biography

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects, a selection

Thursday, 26 January 2017

An Post have issued 12 stamps depicting items from the book A History of Ireland in 100 Objects

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

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