Manuscripts

by Frances Clarke, Archivist of the Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010 In November 2011 the National Library of Ireland acquired one of its most important donations for many years – the literary papers of the Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney. The papers have since been catalogued (I was fortunate to work on this collection) and are [...]

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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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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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