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 [...]


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 [...]


by Chantal Sweeney, M.Phil. in Public History & Cultural Heritage at Trinity College Dublin Like many people, I spent the majority of last Christmas holidays lounging around in my pyjamas, watching old movies and eating too much food. I was giving my brain a much-needed break for the first time since embarking on my Masters [...]