by Abigail Rieley – Writer, Journalist, Court Reporter & NLI Reader The ghosts of the forgotten haunt the National Library of Ireland; those whose stories lie in out of print pages or hidden in the close-knit column inches of microfilmed newspapers. These are the stories lost in the past, forgotten by the public who once [...]


Niamh McGarry, Conservation Asst., Dublin Castle Clippings Conservation Project One of the most surprising items that I have come across during my time working on the conservation of the Dublin Castle Clippings files is a translation of a Danish newspaper article on a typewritten page, with comments from the translator. Surprising, because most of the [...]


by Justin Furlong, Newspaper Librarian The National Library of Ireland has one of the strongest holdings of Irish newspapers in the world. See our Newspaper Database for more details on what we have. However early runs of newspapers (particularly before the introduction of legal deposit in 1927) have occasionally eluded us. In June 2011, I [...]