Collections

by Nikki Ralston, Exhibitions One of the pleasures of our collections is that they provide the opportunity to appreciate not only the differences between the past and our own times, but to recognise something of ourselves in those who inhabited that past. Just when you least expect it you’ll come across a phrase or fact [...]

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by Katy Milligan, NLI habitué and PhD student at TRIARC (The Irish Art Research Centre, TCD) Lurking among the shelves of the NLI is a group of texts which has lately caught my attention. While I intially began looking at guidebooks to Dublin to supplement my current PhD research (which looks at depictions of Dublin [...]

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by Sean Smith, Researcher at our “Palace to Procrastination” Lawyers and the legal profession, where would we be without them? If it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t have Dickens’ Bleak House and the interminable case of Jarndyce v Jarndyce. We wouldn’t have the on-going, lengthy and costly tribunals and we wouldn’t have the colourful carnival [...]

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