Irish War of Independence

By Oliver O’Hanlon, PhD Student Department of French and School of History, University College Cork. You never know what you might come across while researching in the Manuscripts Department of the National Library of Ireland. I have already written an Irishman’s Diary in the Irish Times (14 October 2013) about how I found a lock [...]

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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 Oliver O’Hanlon, PhD student, University College Cork Simone Téry travelled to Ireland at a seminal moment in the birth of modern Ireland. My research involves analysing newspaper articles written by French journalists who visited Ireland during the twentieth century, to see how Ireland was being reported in the French press at this time. This [...]

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