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

May 3rd 2020, 10:00 PM 100,888 Views 34 Comments

You’d miss pints, wouldn’t you?

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

Sep 12th 2018, 10:56 AM 13,523 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Aug 9th 2018, 1:05 PM 15,186 Views 11 Comments

The archive will be digitised and put on display.

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

Jul 5th 2018, 8:16 AM 8,236 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Jul 12th 2017, 6:30 PM 6,200 Views 6 Comments

Current storage conditions put some collections at fire risk.

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

May 28th 2016, 10:00 PM 28,139 Views 66 Comments

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

10 million Irish parish records are now free to search online
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10 million Irish parish records are now free to search online

Mar 2nd 2016, 10:33 AM 63,342 Views 21 Comments

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

Rare personal papers shed light on private lives of 1916 signatories
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Rare personal papers shed light on private lives of 1916 signatories

Feb 13th 2016, 10:00 AM 17,192 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.

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

Dec 13th 2015, 10:00 PM 25,087 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”.

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

Jan 10th 2015, 10:00 AM 13,558 Views 20 Comments

Its acting director says cutbacks have affected the library badly.

7 then-and-now archive photos of Dublin street scenes
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# Street Life

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

Jan 3rd 2015, 9:30 AM 35,003 Views 40 Comments

From 1875 to the present day.

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

Dec 24th 2014, 9:30 PM 33,052 Views 8 Comments

Three words: Talking Christmas oysters.

The secrets of Irish parishes will be online soon
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The secrets of Irish parishes will be online soon

Dec 1st 2014, 3:00 PM 21,446 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Nov 22nd 2014, 9:45 AM 7,669 Views 9 Comments

Meet Jack Leslie, aged 97.

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

Sep 4th 2014, 9:32 AM 5,405 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Aug 7th 2014, 7:00 AM 15,120 Views 15 Comments

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

The mysterious young doctor who captured Ireland in black and white
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The mysterious young doctor who captured Ireland in black and white

Aug 4th 2014, 7:00 PM 28,438 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.

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

Jun 19th 2014, 10:05 PM 62,384 Views 75 Comments

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

Read 90 letters James Joyce wrote to his family
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Read 90 letters James Joyce wrote to his family

Jun 16th 2014, 12:08 PM 5,733 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Apr 25th 2014, 7:00 AM 10,990 Views 2 Comments

Come with us on a journey through time and space…

National Library evacuated after basement fire
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National Library evacuated after basement fire

Apr 1st 2014, 2:33 PM 8,042 Views 12 Comments

But all is ok now and no collections were damaged.

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

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

Mar 15th 2014, 9:30 AM 66,545 Views 87 Comments

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

Ye Olde Irish Pantomime Posters of the Day
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Ye Olde Irish Pantomime Posters of the Day

Dec 21st 2013, 10:15 AM 7,648 Views 12 Comments

Snowhite and the Seven Corkmen, anyone?

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

Dec 9th 2013, 2:45 PM 11,328 Views 13 Comments

No comment.

Man arrested in connection with book theft at National Library
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Man arrested in connection with book theft at National Library

Nov 21st 2013, 4:33 PM 14,473 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 finds new display place - on Google exhibit hotspot
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National Library finds new display place - on Google exhibit hotspot

Nov 1st 2013, 7:30 AM 6,795 Views 5 Comments

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

Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago
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Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago

Oct 26th 2013, 8:45 AM 12,119 Views 16 Comments

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

Hidden History: The guide to preserving your family archive
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Hidden History: The guide to preserving your family archive

Oct 19th 2013, 9:45 AM 13,669 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Aug 31st 2013, 9:15 AM 11,927 Views 38 Comments

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

PICTURES: 100 years ago, the Dublin Lockout began
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PICTURES: 100 years ago, the Dublin Lockout began

Aug 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 18,796 Views 59 Comments

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

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

May 27th 2013, 3:09 PM 25,351 Views 70 Comments

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

Website aims to answer questions about our past
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Website aims to answer questions about our past

Mar 26th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,023 Views 39 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 16th 2013, 1:06 PM 42,018 Views 31 Comments

This kid rules.

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

Dec 21st 2012, 7:45 AM 5,625 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.

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

Nov 25th 2012, 5:00 PM 20,139 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.

NLI hosts free lunchtime genealogy talks in August
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NLI hosts free lunchtime genealogy talks in August

Aug 13th 2012, 5:53 PM 4,568 Views 5 Comments

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

National Library awarded for social media savvy
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National Library awarded for social media savvy

Apr 27th 2012, 2:29 PM 3,052 Views 5 Comments

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

World War I history roadshow wants your family memorabilia
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World War I history roadshow wants your family memorabilia

Mar 20th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,611 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
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Slideshow: Irish World War I recruitment posters

Mar 20th 2012, 6:45 AM 11,222 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’.

Archives show human tragedy and truth behind Titanic sinking
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Archives show human tragedy and truth behind Titanic sinking

Jan 1st 2012, 10:00 AM 6,973 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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