Irish War of Independence

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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Niamh McGarry, Conservation Asst., Dublin Castle Clippings Conservation Project One of the most surprising items that I have come across during my time working on the conservation of the Dublin Castle Clippings files is a translation of a Danish newspaper article on a typewritten page, with comments from the translator. Surprising, because most of the [...]

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