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by Yvette Campbell, Cataloguer, Joseph Holloway Collection As I was working away cataloguing the NLI’s wonderful Joseph Holloway Collection with its focus on the theatre scene in Ireland and England during the 19th and early 20th century, I stumbled upon a little gem of social interest for all the romantics out there to get you feeling all fuzzy inside this Valentine’s [...]

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By Gabrielle Vergnoux, Conservation Intern, National Library of Ireland At first sight, an image of “Cork Harbour by Robert Lowe Stopford in 1862”, as is written on the verso, seems to do exactly what it says on the tin. The large marine landscape (29 x 71 cm), from the library’s Prints & Drawings Collection, depicts figures [...]

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  French painter Eugène Emmanuel Lemercier is not remembered primarily for his artistic work. Rather, his name evokes the vibrant correspondence he sent from the western front to his beloved mother in Paris, between August 1914 and his death in April 1915. This unique collection of wartime correspondence is preserved in the National Library of [...]

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