Having a Jewish husband and a son with Down syndrome ensured Irish composer Deirdre Gribbin’s piece on the Kindertransport movement is particularly personal. It will be premiered in West Cork, writes Cathy Desmond.
Fri, 15 Jun, 2018
Sat, 31 Dec, 2016
USA: A New Hampshire police officer paid the thief’s tab after learning the culprit stole the items from a store to bake her child’s birthday cake.
Fri, 04 Dec, 2015
Britain: A man who opened a parcel addressed to his new home was horrified to discover a large and potentially aggressive tarantula inside.
Fri, 04 Sep, 2015
David O’Mahony steps back in time to discover the ‘Magna Carta’.
Sat, 01 Aug, 2015
A manuscript of enormous research value has been returned to Dublin 700 years after its creation there and four centuries after first leaving the country.
Fri, 20 Mar, 2015
Boardgames are booming, vinyl sales are taking off, e-reader sales are slowing, and there’s a vogue for retro Nokias among hipsters. Are we ‘digitalled out’, asks Ed Power
Fri, 27 Feb, 2015
Public libraries in the UK are facing an “absolute disaster” and should try to emulate coffee shops, the author of an independent report into the service has said.
Thu, 18 Dec, 2014
Handwritten John Lennon lyrics to songs such as Strawberry Fields Forever, as well as letters from the former Beatles star, have been given to the UK.
Wed, 22 May, 2013
Sherkin Island plays host to an innovative performance featuring a wind harp, writes Tina O’Sullivan
Fri, 29 Jun, 2012
AN extremely rare ship’s pass signed by King James II and famous diarist Samuel Pepys is to go on public display in Ireland.
Fri, 06 Aug, 2010
An extremely rare ship’s pass signed by King James II and diarist Samuel Pepys will go on public display in Dublin, it was revealed today.
Thu, 05 Aug, 2010
Sat, 03 Apr, 2010
THE surviving parts of the world’s oldest Bible were reunited online yesterday, generating excitement among scholars striving to unlock its mysteries.
Tue, 07 Jul, 2009
A previously unseen “mystery” George Harrison lyric went on public display today.
Fri, 08 May, 2009
An electronic book with enough memory to hold up to 160 novels will go on sale in the UK today.
Thu, 04 Sep, 2008
THE oldest surviving copy of the New Testament, a 4th-century version that had its Gospels and epistles spread across the world, is being made whole again — online.
Wed, 23 Jul, 2008
It is a little known fact that the distinctive look of the newspaper read by schoolboy wizard Harry Potter and his friends is the work of a couple of muggles.
Tue, 27 Dec, 2005
Two sacred paintings have been returned to Ethiopia 137 years after they were ripped out of a holy book by invading British troops.
Thu, 10 Feb, 2005
The historic Punch magazine archive has been sold to the British Library.
Sat, 01 May, 2004
A lost hoard of personal papers belonging to the legendary Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle has been discovered in the offices of a legal firm in London, it emerged today.
Tue, 16 Mar, 2004
The only known recording of AA Milne reading his children’s classic Winnie The Pooh is being released on CD.
Wed, 19 Nov, 2003
MONEY raised from the expected sale of famed author Iris Murdoch’s working library will create a prestigious scholarship in her name, it emerged yesterday.
Fri, 06 Jun, 2003
The original transcript of the Oscar Wilde libel trial is to go on public display for the first time, after lying undiscovered for more than 100 years.
Wed, 09 Apr, 2003
A previously unpublished series of hand-written Virginia Woolf manuscripts has been bought by the British Library, it was announced today.
Fri, 04 Apr, 2003
Two letters written in the guise of Winnie the Pooh by illustrator E H Shepard are expected to fetch a total of £18,000 at auction next month, it was revealed today.
Mon, 21 May, 2001
The British Library has helped bring to life a rare recording of a speech made by Nelson Mandela at his trial that has been unheard for more than 30 years.
Sun, 11 Feb, 2001
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