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"‘No ydle person or vaccabonde shall repayre or hawnte within the same shire … upon payne of hanging, onles he have juste cawse"*
Hope springs eternal, annually, in the oldest rugby championship in the world.
Read the DIB entry on William Mossop, and his son William, both engravers and designers of medals, by Daniel Beaumont and David Murphy, below.
Objects can open the door to the past for us
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...
Thirty-eight new lives were added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography in December 2016.
An Post have issued 12 stamps depicting items from the book A History of Ireland in 100 Objects
'Dublin Documents', a Library exhibition highlighting items from the Haliday collection, will run from 9 January to 5 May 2017.
This biography has been extracted from Art and Architecture of Ireland Volume V.
Tell us your favourite artwork from 2016 and win a copy of Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks