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# national-library-of-ireland - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Quiz: Look at these old photos of Dublin - what pub stands there today?
# Few Jars
# Few Jars

Quiz: Look at these old photos of Dublin - what pub stands there today?

May 3rd 2020, 10:00 PM 100,086 Views 32 Comments

You’d miss pints, wouldn’t you?

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

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

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

Sep 12th 2018, 10:56 AM 13,499 Views 13 Comments

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

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

'5,000 men needed to recreate Bloody Sunday 1920 - no jeans' - Neil Jordan donates archive to National Library
# Michael Collins
# Michael Collins

'5,000 men needed to recreate Bloody Sunday 1920 - no jeans' - Neil Jordan donates archive to National Library

Aug 9th 2018, 1:05 PM 15,159 Views 11 Comments

The archive will be digitised and put on display.

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

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

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

Jul 5th 2018, 8:16 AM 8,228 Views 7 Comments

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
# National Refurb

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

Jul 12th 2017, 6:30 PM 6,196 Views 6 Comments

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
# Spruce Up
# Spruce Up

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

May 28th 2016, 10:00 PM 28,064 Views 66 Comments

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
# Family Tree
# Family Tree

10 million Irish parish records are now free to search online

Mar 2nd 2016, 10:33 AM 62,279 Views 21 Comments

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
# Love And Friendship
# Love And Friendship

Rare personal papers shed light on private lives of 1916 signatories

Feb 13th 2016, 10:00 AM 17,180 Views 17 Comments

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
# Eamonn Ceannt
# Eamonn Ceannt

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

Dec 13th 2015, 10:00 PM 25,053 Views 43 Comments

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?
# National Library
# National Library

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

Jan 10th 2015, 10:00 AM 13,540 Views 20 Comments

Its acting director says cutbacks have affected the library badly.

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

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

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

Jan 3rd 2015, 9:30 AM 34,722 Views 39 Comments

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
# A Victorian Christmas

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

Dec 24th 2014, 9:30 PM 33,050 Views 8 Comments

Three words: Talking Christmas oysters.

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

The secrets of Irish parishes will be online soon
# History Hunters
# History Hunters

The secrets of Irish parishes will be online soon

Dec 1st 2014, 3:00 PM 21,441 Views 19 Comments

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
# Great War
# Great War

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

Nov 22nd 2014, 9:45 AM 7,652 Views 9 Comments

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
# All The Books
# All The Books

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

Sep 4th 2014, 9:32 AM 5,401 Views 14 Comments

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
# GLIMPSE TO THE PAST
# GLIMPSE TO THE PAST

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

Aug 7th 2014, 7:00 AM 14,995 Views 15 Comments

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
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

The mysterious young doctor who captured Ireland in black and white

Aug 4th 2014, 7:00 PM 28,230 Views 9 Comments

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?
# Battling O'hallorans
# Battling O'hallorans

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

Jun 19th 2014, 10:05 PM 61,234 Views 79 Comments

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
# Bloomsday
# Bloomsday

Read 90 letters James Joyce wrote to his family

Jun 16th 2014, 12:08 PM 5,708 Views 5 Comments

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
# Back In Time
# Back In Time

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

Apr 25th 2014, 7:00 AM 10,989 Views 2 Comments

Come with us on a journey through time and space…

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

National Library evacuated after basement fire
# Book Burning
# Book Burning

National Library evacuated after basement fire

Apr 1st 2014, 2:33 PM 8,039 Views 12 Comments

But all is ok now and no collections were damaged.

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

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

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

Mar 15th 2014, 9:30 AM 62,823 Views 87 Comments

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
# Social History

Ye Olde Irish Pantomime Posters of the Day

Dec 21st 2013, 10:15 AM 7,645 Views 12 Comments

Snowhite and the Seven Corkmen, anyone?

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

Have You Ordered The Turkey Yet Pic of the Day
# Pic Of Day
# Pic Of Day

Have You Ordered The Turkey Yet Pic of the Day

Dec 9th 2013, 2:45 PM 11,327 Views 13 Comments

No comment.

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

Man arrested in connection with book theft at National Library
# Art Theft
# Art Theft

Man arrested in connection with book theft at National Library

Nov 21st 2013, 4:33 PM 14,458 Views 31 Comments

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
# Open Archive
# Open Archive

National Library finds new display place - on Google exhibit hotspot

Nov 1st 2013, 7:30 AM 6,792 Views 5 Comments

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
# Working Lives

Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago

Oct 26th 2013, 8:45 AM 12,066 Views 16 Comments

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
# Yourstory
# Yourstory

Hidden History: The guide to preserving your family archive

Oct 19th 2013, 9:45 AM 13,585 Views 5 Comments

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?
# Set In Stone
# Set In Stone

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

Aug 31st 2013, 9:15 AM 11,923 Views 38 Comments

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
# History
# History

PICTURES: 100 years ago, the Dublin Lockout began

Aug 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 18,754 Views 59 Comments

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?
# Find This Boy
# Find This Boy

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

May 27th 2013, 3:09 PM 25,337 Views 70 Comments

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
# Genealogy
# Genealogy

Website aims to answer questions about our past

Mar 26th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,021 Views 39 Comments

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

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

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

'Busiest boy in Dublin' finally identified... 44 years after photo

Jan 16th 2013, 1:06 PM 41,995 Views 31 Comments

This kid rules.

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

National Library releases documents from Roger Casement's incarceration
# Archive
# Archive

National Library releases documents from Roger Casement's incarceration

Dec 21st 2012, 7:45 AM 5,588 Views 20 Comments

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
# Old Time
# Old Time

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

Nov 25th 2012, 5:00 PM 19,981 Views 14 Comments

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
# Lunchtime Talks
# Lunchtime Talks

NLI hosts free lunchtime genealogy talks in August

Aug 13th 2012, 5:53 PM 4,566 Views 5 Comments

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
# Online
# Online

National Library awarded for social media savvy

Apr 27th 2012, 2:29 PM 3,047 Views 5 Comments

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
# WWI

World War I history roadshow wants your family memorabilia

Mar 20th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,592 Views 1 Comment

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
# World War I

Slideshow: Irish World War I recruitment posters

Mar 20th 2012, 6:45 AM 10,857 Views 7 Comments

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
# Titanic100

Archives show human tragedy and truth behind Titanic sinking

Jan 1st 2012, 10:00 AM 6,946 Views 5 Comments

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

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