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Researching our medieval Irish manuscripts: impact of digitisation

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Irish Script on Screen has opened up a world of manuscripts for scholars - the latest Library Blog post looks at how digitisation has contributed to the study of manuscripts. 

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Table-Turning: a Victorian fad

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

This month’s Library Blog post delves into our nineteenth-century pamphlets to get readers into the spirit of Halloween.

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Beranger's painted people - himself and others

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Dr Peter Harbison, MRIA, takes a closer look at Gabriel Beranger's watercolours in the latest Library blog post. 

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Learning to read Irish text, 1727

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Learning to read Irish manuscripts is a first step to perpetuating the scholarly tradition cultivated by eighteenth-century Irish scribes and scholars. Latest blog post by Bernadette Cunningham, Deputy Librarian.

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‘This is a song a robin sang , this morning on a broken tree’

Thursday, 27 July 2017

In memoriam Francis Ledwidge, 1887-1917. The latest Library blog post, written by Siobhán Fitzpatrick.

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Listen back to our Swift Lunchtime Lectures

Thursday, 20 July 2017

A series of talks commemorating the 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift's birth. 

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A candle for Eugene O’Curry, or the cataloguer’s revenge

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The latest Library Blog post takes a look at the life of a nineteenth-century cataloguer.

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Celebrating 1916 in 1966: Kevin B. Nowlan & RTÉ

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

From the Reading Room: In the latest Library Blog post Archivist Karen de Lacey delves into the Nowlan archives.

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‘A life of two exiles: Wacław Tadeusz Dobrzyński (1883-1962)’

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Listen Back: Lunchtime Lecture in association with the Polish Embassy's exhibition on the life and career of Consul-General Wacław Tadeusz Dobrzyński.

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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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