Manuscripts

by Áine Finegan, former Research and Reference Team Student As the City of Science for 2012, Dublin is playing host to all things scientific this year and here at the National Library we’re embracing this with a new science-themed exhibition at 2/3 Kildare Street – Particles of the Past. This exhibition is all about uncovering [...]

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by Catherine Ryan, Digital Collections Student Bloomsday On the 16th of June, 1954 the first Bloomsday was celebrated in Ireland. Flann O’Brien, Patrick Kavanagh, Anthony Cronin, Tom Joyce and John Ryan met in Dublin to trace the Ulysses route, starting at the Martello Tower in Sandycove through Sandymount Strand and on towards the shadier parts [...]

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by Avice-Claire McGovern, Librarian Eyewitness accounts from Tuesday, 9th May 1916 On Easter Monday, 24th April 1916, Alfred West was attending the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse, when he heard about the outbreak of the Easter Rising in Dublin. He decided to leave early and, not thinking that things were as serious as reported, drove [...]

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