1916 Rising

by Avice-Claire McGovern, Librarian Eyewitness accounts from Tuesday, 9th May 1916 On Easter Monday, 24th April 1916, Alfred West was attending the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse, when he heard about the outbreak of the Easter Rising in Dublin. He decided to leave early and, not thinking that things were as serious as reported, drove [...]

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by Áine Finegan, Reference Team Student The centenary of the sinking of the Titanic is fast approaching with the one-hundredth anniversary of both her maiden voyage and demise in April 2012. The NLI has some fascinating online resources for gaining an Irish perspective on this disaster which continues to intrigue us today. The story of [...]

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