February 2012

by Aoife O Connor, co-curator of Particles of the Past exhibition In deciding what to put into our Discover: Particles of the Past exhibition for Dublin City of Science 2012, Robert Boyle was top of the list. We have an excellent collection of his published works and he’s a well known and important figure in [...]

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by Nora-Jane Thornton, National Photographic Archive (and Unashamed Romantic) Closure, not the most romantic of sentiments, seems to be the message of this letter. It was written by the poet, Patrick Kavanagh in May 1945 to Hilda Moriarty, a young medical student whom he had met the previous year. In it he seems to acknowledge [...]

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Bean an Phoist says:  Honora has so many great collections to choose from that it would have been cruel and heartless to restrict her to just one item that she loves, so here are just some of her favourite LOVEly things for Valentine’s Day 2012…   by Honora Faul, Curator of Prints & Drawings, Ephemera, [...]

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