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Library blog: The birds of Ireland

Wednesday, 8 May 2024

Introducing the Ussher Bird Notes Collection and to sharing exciting news in advance of National Biodiversity Week (17th to 26th May)

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Library blog: Cynthia Longfield and the St George expedition

Friday, 19 April 2024

This blog marks the centenary of Cynthia Longfield's adventure on the 1924 St George scientific expedition.

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Bailiúchán Thionscadal Gréasáin Cheirníní Doegen – Guthanna an Ama atá thart á gCaomhnú

Tuesday, 5 March 2024

In celebration of Seachtain na Gaeilge we are pleased to highlight an important Irish language collection of audio recordings - the Doegen Records.

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Book sales, brothers, and Bonaparte!

Tuesday, 6 February 2024

In our latest library blog, a recent donation with an intriguing inscription offers a window into the life of the Haliday family and their fascinating circle of friends.

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Celebrating Irish Language in the Archives of Charles Vallancey MRIA

Wednesday, 10 January 2024

In the fourth and final post from our UCD Student Blog Series Roisin Costello takes a glimpse into the archive collection of engineer, antiquarian and great enthusiast of the Irish language, Charles Vallancey (c.1725-...

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Ahoy, Matey!

Wednesday, 15 November 2023

In our latest Library blog, we feature the third post in our UCD Student Blog Series. Chloe Stapleton will transport you back to Dublin in 1705 when the presumed lost ship ‘The Ouzel Galley’ sailed back home the river...

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Investigating inks and skins at the RIA Library

Monday, 2 October 2023

In this month’s Library blog, we are delighted to have an informative piece by Prof. Pádraig Ó Macháin, Professor of Modern Irish at University College Cork (UCC). Pádraig is also Principal Investigator on the Inks and...

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Falkiner and the Origins of the Royal Zoological Society of Ireland

Friday, 25 August 2023

The Library is delighted to announce the second post in our UCD Student Blog Series. Amy Mitchell reports on the fascinating document she found while working on the collections. 

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Bishops and Bullion – Papers of Charles Haliday

Tuesday, 11 July 2023

The Library is delighted to announce our UCD Student Blog Series.

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Irish History Online – To Infinity and Beyond!

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

In the latest Library blog post Deputy Librarian Meadhbh Murphy gives an update on the work being done by the Irish History Online (IHO) team.

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