Prints & Drawings

by Felix M. Larkin, vice-chair of the NLI Society and member of the NLI’s statutory Readers Advisory Committee. His book Terror and Discord: The Shemus Cartoons in the Freeman’s Journal, 1920–1924 was published by A&A Farmar in 2009 In December 2006 the National Library of Ireland acquired some 250 original drawings of the Shemus cartoons [...]

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by Pól Ó Duibhir, retired and family history researcher The Connection  –  The day was 16 June 1946. The man in the sweetshop collapsed and died on the spot. There would be no cartoon of this event. But it was not easily forgotten in the sweetshop owner’s family. The man was Gordon Brewster, artist and [...]

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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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