Joly Collection

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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by Eoin Lynch, Conservation Assistant While working on The Clean Sweep book cleaning project, an interesting book I found in the Joly Collection was The speeches of the Right Honourable John Philpot Curran, edited by Thomas Davis and published in London, 1847. John Philpot Curran (1750-1817) was an Irish MP and barrister who defended several [...]

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by Nikki Ralston, Conservation Back in July 2011, I posted a short blog introducing The Clean Sweep, a preservation project aiming to clean and box our rare book collections. We have now started the final phase of the project, which will run to the end of 2011, and I thought that readers might be interested [...]

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