Prints & Drawings

by Abigail Rieley, writer and journalist Hidden in the National Library’s collection of prints and drawings is the face of a murder victim. Maria Louisa Kirwan died exactly 160 years ago. She was killed by her husband on Ireland’s Eye, the barren little island that lies just off Howth in North County Dublin on September [...]

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Intro by Justin Furlong, NLI Newspaper Librarian This is the third in a series of blogs connected to a joint project (Newspaper Descriptors Project) by the National Library of Ireland and the Newspaper & Periodical History Forum of Ireland (NPHFI). The project hopes to provide short descriptors or pen notes for the newspaper titles listed [...]

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by Dr Una Hunt, pianist, broadcaster and Irish music specialist William Vincent Wallace Born Waterford, Ireland 1812; died Chateau de Bagen, France 1865 The bicentenary of a neglected and uniquely-individual Irish composer will be celebrated on March 11th 2012. And, on the day, Waterford city will honour the birth of one of its most famous [...]

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