Dark days of War of Independence
Dark days of War of Independence the subject of new National Library photographic exhibition November 20, 2019 Dublin’s Custom House engulfed in flames, Cork’s Patrick Street reduced to rubble, families ejected from their homes by British forces, and the immediate aftermath of outbreaks of violence and bloodshed are among the scenes displayed in the National Library of …
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NLI Digital Pilots
Marian Keyes partners with National Library on Digital Pilots project October 16, 2019 ‘Digital Pilots’ project will protect and share born-digital collections The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has announced details of a pilot scheme to expand the ways it collects the ‘born-digital’ story of Ireland – allowing content like videos and digital …
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The Ginger Man NLI
Archive of The Ginger Man author JP Donleavy donated to National Library August 15, 2019 The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has announced receipt of the archive of the internationally renowned, award-winning Irish American author of The Ginger Man, JP Donleavy. The author’s archive is wide-ranging, comprising notebooks, manuscripts, playscripts, letters, theatrical posters and programmes, …
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NLI Capital Devlopment Project Phase One
National Library of Ireland marks completion of phase one of its capital development project with unveiling of new book repository June 27, 2019 The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, has unveiled a new book repository at the National Library of Ireland (NLI), with the Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Kevin ‘Boxer’ …
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National Library highlights lesser-known revolutionary figures in photographic exhibition April 18, 2019 A typist in Dublin Castle and spy for the IRA; a priest who rebelled against the British and his own church; and a playwright who spread the republican message coast to coast across America: these are just some of the …
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Seamus Heaney
National Library brings poetry of Seamus Heaney to commuters across the country April 11, 2019 The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has launched a special two-week public transport campaign, which brings a selection of Seamus Heaney’s poetry to commuters across the country. Five poems have been selected and made available by Seamus Heaney’s family for …
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Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again
NLI’s Seamus Heaney exhibition shortlisted for prestigious international award March 12, 2019 Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again, the National Library of Ireland (NLI)’s exhibition that celebrates the life and works of one of Ireland’s greatest writers, has been shortlisted for an award in the prestigious Museums + Heritage Awards. The annual Museums …
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WB Yeats Letter
Letters between WB Yeats and lifelong friend Olivia Shakespear go on display at the National Library of Ireland February 14, 2019 To mark Valentine’s Day, a selection of newly acquired letters between WB Yeats and his first lover and close friend, the English writer Olivia Shakespear (1863-1938), have gone on display, today (14.02.19), at the National Library of Ireland. The letters …
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George Morrison NLI
Pioneering Irish filmmaker George Morrison donates archive to the National Library of Ireland September 27, 2018 The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has announced receipt of the archive of acclaimed Irish documentary filmmaker George Morrison. The archive reflects a career spanning more than sixty years and shows a remarkable commitment to Irish film. The donation comprises …
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From Ballots to Bullets
From Ballots to Bullets: Ireland 1918-1919 at the National Photographic Archive September 11, 2018 The end of World War I, the suffragette movement, the global flu pandemic and the first meeting of Dáil Eireann are among the pivotal moments in Irish history recounted in the National Library of Ireland (NLI)’s new exhibition, From Ballots …
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