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# national-library - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Step into the archives and look back at the incredible year of 1918
# Snapshot Of Ireland
# Snapshot Of Ireland

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

Feb 11th 2018, 8:45 AM 14,608 Views 38 Comments

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

# national-library - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 20th 2017, 10:46 PM 8,397 Views 4 Comments

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

# national-library - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Joyce thanks Yeats for his 'helping hand' in letters just bought by the State
# The Second Coming
# The Second Coming

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

Feb 16th 2017, 5:24 PM 8,149 Views 33 Comments

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

# national-library - Sunday 30 October, 2016

'Samhain was an obvious time to commemorate the dead'
# History Of Halloween
# History Of Halloween

'Samhain was an obvious time to commemorate the dead'

Oct 30th 2016, 10:00 PM 21,851 Views 12 Comments

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

# national-library - 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 13,613 Views 20 Comments

Its acting director says cutbacks have affected the library badly.

# national-library - 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 8,056 Views 12 Comments

But all is ok now and no collections were damaged.

# national-library - Saturday 14 September, 2013

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

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

Sep 14th 2013, 8:15 AM 2,889 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 - Sunday 20 January, 2013

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

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

Jan 20th 2013, 9:15 AM 6,967 Views 8 Comments

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

# national-library - 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 42,067 Views 31 Comments

This kid rules.

# national-library - 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 20,677 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 - Saturday 16 June, 2012

What the Blooming hell is going on today?
# Bloomsday
From The Daily Edge
# Bloomsday

What the Blooming hell is going on today?

Jun 16th 2012, 7:45 AM 4,000 Views 8 Comments

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

# national-library - 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 3,065 Views 5 Comments

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

# national-library - 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 2,667 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.

# national-library - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Cabinet approves plans to scrap up to 3,000 old and obsolete laws
# Law And Order
# Law And Order

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

Jan 26th 2012, 1:46 PM 5,314 Views 32 Comments

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

# national-library - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

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

Seámus Heaney donates literary treasure trove to National Library

Dec 21st 2011, 9:23 PM 1,808 Views 5 Comments

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

# national-library - Monday 3 October, 2011

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

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

Oct 3rd 2011, 2:41 PM 1,753 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.

# national-library - Thursday 24 February, 2011

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

Irish museums and galleries boast 3 million visitors in 2010

Feb 24th 2011, 7:07 PM 1,608 Views 0 Comments

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