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#National Library of Ireland

# national-library-of-ireland - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Bullets, ballots and a flu pandemic: Life in Ireland was very turbulent 100 years ago NLI

Bullets, ballots and a flu pandemic: Life in Ireland was very turbulent 100 years ago

The National Library of Ireland has launched its latest exhibition, which will run until May 2019.

# national-library-of-ireland - Thursday 9 August, 2018

# national-library-of-ireland - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Seamus Heaney letters, diaries and manuscripts on display to the public from tomorrow

Tickets are free – but booking is advised for the next few days due to high demand.

# national-library-of-ireland - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Half a million books to be moved and €10m spent to preserve National Library collections National Refurb This post contains videos

Half a million books to be moved and €10m spent to preserve National Library collections

Current storage conditions put some collections at fire risk.

# national-library-of-ireland - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Leinster House is crumbling, here's why they want to close it for the summer

Leinster House is to undergo its most significant restoration work to date.

# national-library-of-ireland - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

10 million Irish parish records are now free to search online

The documents show the impact the Great Famine had on Ireland’s population.

# national-library-of-ireland - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Rare personal papers shed light on private lives of 1916 signatories

The Seán MacDiarmada and Thomas MacDonagh collections are the latest tranche of Easter Rising-related documents to have been digitised by the National Library.

# national-library-of-ireland - Sunday 13 December, 2015

1916 signatory tells wife she'll be a "widow before these lines reach you" in letters released online

The letters Éamonn Ceannt wrote to his wife show a very loving side to his character, describing her as his “sweetheart of the hawthorn hedges”.

# national-library-of-ireland - Saturday 10 January, 2015

It preserves our past, and visitors flock to it - so why is this essential resource underfunded?

Its acting director says cutbacks have affected the library badly.

# national-library-of-ireland - Saturday 3 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge 7 then-and-now archive photos of Dublin street scenes Street Life

7 then-and-now archive photos of Dublin street scenes

From 1875 to the present day.

# national-library-of-ireland - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

You probably wouldn't want to hang these Victorian Christmas cards on your mantel A Victorian Christmas This post contains images

You probably wouldn't want to hang these Victorian Christmas cards on your mantel

Three words: Talking Christmas oysters.

# national-library-of-ireland - Monday 1 December, 2014

The secrets of Irish parishes will be online soon

Parish registers will be digitised by the National Library of Ireland.

# national-library-of-ireland - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Family legends, ghosts, and nuns: The real Irish lives of WWI

Meet Jack Leslie, aged 97.

# national-library-of-ireland - Thursday 4 September, 2014

National Library at 'critical point' due to funding cuts putting collections at risk

Visitor numbers to the NLI are up 42% on last year.

# national-library-of-ireland - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Photos from the 1970s tell the stories behind the people at Limerick's Milk Market

The photographs are of merchants, traders, children and characters of Limerick’s historic quarter between 1971 and 1978.

# national-library-of-ireland - Monday 4 August, 2014

The mysterious young doctor who captured Ireland in black and white

John J Clarke loved taking photographs of the world around him – and luckily for us, 200 of his photos have been digitised.

# national-library-of-ireland - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Can you believe these Clare sisters were photographed 127 years ago?

The O’Halloran girls fought off an attempted eviction from their home in Bodyke.

# national-library-of-ireland - Monday 16 June, 2014

Read 90 letters James Joyce wrote to his family

Spoiler: Lots of the letters were about Finnegan’s Wake. And they weren’t all in English. Classic Joyce.

# national-library-of-ireland - Friday 25 April, 2014

Click to explore: 10,500 items have just been digitised by the National Library of Ireland

Come with us on a journey through time and space…

# national-library-of-ireland - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

National Library evacuated after basement fire

But all is ok now and no collections were damaged.

# national-library-of-ireland - Saturday 15 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Dublin used to have 56 different cinemas. Here are some of the lost ones. At The Movies

Dublin used to have 56 different cinemas. Here are some of the lost ones.

Practically every little suburb had its own cinema. Is yours still there?

# national-library-of-ireland - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Ye Olde Irish Pantomime Posters of the Day Social History This post contains images

Ye Olde Irish Pantomime Posters of the Day

Snowhite and the Seven Corkmen, anyone?

# national-library-of-ireland - Monday 9 December, 2013

# national-library-of-ireland - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Man arrested in connection with book theft at National Library

A large number of books and pamphlets, some of which are of historical value, were discovered at a house in Clonsilla.

# national-library-of-ireland - Friday 1 November, 2013

National Library finds new display place - on Google exhibit hotspot

The NLI has become first Irish group to feature on Google Cultural Institute, bringing their archive to world attention.

# national-library-of-ireland - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago

Working Lives exhibition at the NLI exposes the conditions in which men, women and children toiled to survive.

# national-library-of-ireland - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Hidden History: The guide to preserving your family archive

These top tips from National Library of Ireland’s conservation expert could help you hold onto family memories for longer.

# national-library-of-ireland - Saturday 31 August, 2013

‘North’, ‘Norah’… possibly even ‘Leenwerrare’: Can you tell what’s written on this stone?

National Library of Ireland researchers have been trying to identify the inscription, but they’ve hit a wall…

# national-library-of-ireland - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

PICTURES: 100 years ago, the Dublin Lockout began

The Dublin Lockout exhibition opens at No. 2 Kildare Street tomorrow afternoon.

# national-library-of-ireland - Monday 27 May, 2013

Can you name this little boy smiling at JFK during his visit to Ireland in 1963?

The National Library of Ireland is trying to identify the boy for an upcoming JFK Homecoming exhibition.

# national-library-of-ireland - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Website aims to answer questions about our past

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will launch www.irishgenealogy.ie later today.

# national-library-of-ireland - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge 'Busiest boy in Dublin' finally identified... 44 years after photo On A Mission

# national-library-of-ireland - Friday 21 December, 2012

National Library releases documents from Roger Casement's incarceration

Materials include portraits, documents relating to the degradation of his knighthood and touching letters to his family in the final days before his execution.

# national-library-of-ireland - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Photos: Inside the 'largest ship in the world' docked in Arklow in 1870

The SS Great Eastern was the largest ship ever built when it launched in 1858 – and here’s what the saloons inside it looked like when it docked in Arklow in 1870.

# national-library-of-ireland - Monday 13 August, 2012

NLI hosts free lunchtime genealogy talks in August

The National Library of Ireland will host a series of free lunchtime talks this month.

# national-library-of-ireland - Friday 27 April, 2012

National Library awarded for social media savvy

Fáilte Ireland gets overall prize in eGovernment awards for their Discover Ireland online campaign.

# national-library-of-ireland - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

World War I history roadshow wants your family memorabilia WWI

World War I history roadshow wants your family memorabilia

Call for public to find old documents, photographs etc. relating to ‘The Great War’ – they will be scanned and recorded on a pan-European website.

Slideshow: Irish World War I recruitment posters World War I This post contains images

Slideshow: Irish World War I recruitment posters

National Library of Ireland’s archive shows the emotional, moral and practical pressure put on Irish men to join the ranks in the ‘Great War’.

# national-library-of-ireland - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Archives show human tragedy and truth behind Titanic sinking Titanic100 This post contains images

Archives show human tragedy and truth behind Titanic sinking

National Library of Ireland resources give Irish perspective on shipping disaster which has its centenary in April this year.

# national-library-of-ireland - Saturday 24 December, 2011

Drunken robins, oysters and sailors: 24 cards of Christmas past Christmas This post contains images

Drunken robins, oysters and sailors: 24 cards of Christmas past

Some of these cards collected by the National Library are over a century old – but show that even the Victorians could be gaudy and bawdy in their festive celebrations.

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