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Step into the archives and look back at the incredible year of 1918
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Step into the archives and look back at the incredible year of 1918

Feb 11th 2018, 8:45 AM 14,593 Views 38 Comments

This week we brought you the story of Ireland 100 years ago.

Painting of eyes of Irish writers and poets donated to National Library of Ireland
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Painting of eyes of Irish writers and poets donated to National Library of Ireland

Jun 20th 2017, 10:46 PM 8,374 Views 4 Comments

The artist said, “I’ve always felt that you can tell a lot about a person through their eyes.”

Joyce thanks Yeats for his 'helping hand' in letters just bought by the State
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Joyce thanks Yeats for his 'helping hand' in letters just bought by the State

Feb 16th 2017, 5:24 PM 8,089 Views 33 Comments

Arts Minister Heather Humphreys said that an extra €500,000 had been allocated to acquire the letters.

'Samhain was an obvious time to commemorate the dead'
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'Samhain was an obvious time to commemorate the dead'

Oct 30th 2016, 10:00 PM 21,673 Views 12 Comments

A historian talks us through some Halloween traditions, from preparing the house for spirits to trick or treating.

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 13,559 Views 20 Comments

Its acting director says cutbacks have affected the library badly.

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.

Merger of National Library and National Museum boards will save €630,000
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Merger of National Library and National Museum boards will save €630,000

Sep 14th 2013, 8:15 AM 2,871 Views 10 Comments

A statutory nine-person body is to replace the boards of the National Library and National Museum and Jimmy Deenihan says that it will be more efficient and streamlined.

National Library to hold class to help people trace their family tree
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National Library to hold class to help people trace their family tree

Jan 20th 2013, 9:15 AM 6,954 Views 8 Comments

Ever wanted to trace your family tree? The National Library of Ireland will be showing people how to do it.

'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 42,024 Views 31 Comments

This kid rules.

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 20,221 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.

What the Blooming hell is going on today?
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# Bloomsday

What the Blooming hell is going on today?

Jun 16th 2012, 7:45 AM 3,982 Views 8 Comments

It’s Bloomsday today, celebrating the work of James Joyce. What’s going on around the country?

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

Apr 27th 2012, 2:29 PM 3,054 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.

Cabinet approves plans to scrap up to 3,000 old and obsolete laws
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Cabinet approves plans to scrap up to 3,000 old and obsolete laws

Jan 26th 2012, 1:46 PM 5,279 Views 32 Comments

A Bill being prepared by Brendan Howlin will repeal thousands of obsolete laws which were passed before Irish independence.

Seámus Heaney donates literary treasure trove to National Library
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Seámus Heaney donates literary treasure trove to National Library

Dec 21st 2011, 9:23 PM 1,799 Views 5 Comments

The Nobel laureate has given a lifetime of literary papers, including early drafts of poems, notebooks and corrections.

National Library does not know if Norris clemency letters are in archive
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# Race For The Áras

National Library does not know if Norris clemency letters are in archive

Oct 3rd 2011, 2:41 PM 1,731 Views 90 Comments

The National Library received boxes of David Norris papers but won’t be opening them to the public or media without senator’s permission.

Irish museums and galleries boast 3 million visitors in 2010
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Irish museums and galleries boast 3 million visitors in 2010

Feb 24th 2011, 7:07 PM 1,583 Views 0 Comments

Over 3.5 million people attended exhibits and events in Ireland’s cultural institutions – up by 7 per cent on 2009.