Organisation: National Library
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The entire world can now view the birth, marriage and death certificates of Antarctic explorer Tom Crean as his records along with 12.5m others have been made available online for the first time.
Fri, 09 Sep, 2016
Thu, 28 Jul, 2016
Padraig Pearse was willing to die for Ireland but his less famous brother wanted to live through his creative works, writes
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016
In the age of the electronic reader,looks at traditional materials and craft in bookbinding.
Sat, 09 Apr, 2016
Mon, 29 Feb, 2016
A new exhibition in Dublin highlights the key events and locations of 1916 as caught on camera.
Wed, 03 Feb, 2016
The National Library has warned its collections are deteriorating due to storage conditions and some three quarters of these are stored in premises without adequate fire protection.
Thu, 05 Nov, 2015
The consent given by parish priests in the 1950s to allow the National Library of Ireland (NLI) to microfilm their records of births, marriages and deaths was courageous.
Fri, 07 Aug, 2015
TODAY’S insatiable appetite for information about family roots will certainly be satisfied by the National Library’s initiative to put almost 300 years of Catholic parish registers online. Effectively this means that, for the first time, accurate details on births and marriages, the very stuff of genealogy, will be available free of charge to anyone who has a basic computer.
Thu, 09 Jul, 2015
Even the saved appeared lost as, like zombies, they meandered around the streets and narrow lanes of Queenstown, as it was known then, many dressed in borrowed clothes.
Mon, 27 Apr, 2015
A halo of hats, a swish of silk and a peek at a nicely turned ankle were among Edwardian wonders on show in Dublin yesterday.
Tue, 07 Apr, 2015
Dublin’s O’Connell Street will take a step back 100 years on Easter Monday as part of RTE’s ’Road to the Rising’ commemorations.
Mon, 30 Mar, 2015
The prospect that some of Ireland’s main museums might have close or charge entrance fees dissipated yesterday after the Government announced more funding.
Sat, 06 Dec, 2014
The announcement that the Government has found €2m to bolster funding at national cultural institutions is welcome even if it seems little more than a stop-gap measure.
Sat, 06 Dec, 2014
The National Library of Ireland has said it is struggling to pay for new books and cannot open up some collections because of a lack of storage space.
Thu, 04 Sep, 2014
A young priest who heroically insisted on spiritually aiding the men in the trenches, or a nurse driving an ambulance with all hell breaking loose around her. These are some of the stories in the latest collection of books about World War One.
Mon, 28 Jul, 2014
Portraits of some of Ireland’s most revered historical figures are among tens of thousands of artefacts opened to the world in a newly expanded digital collection.
Fri, 25 Apr, 2014
The National Library says no artifacts were damaged or in danger during a small fire there today.
Tue, 01 Apr, 2014
A sponsor is being sought for an important collection of 107 pieces of Irish silver available to the National Museum of Ireland until the end of February.
Mon, 23 Dec, 2013
Children want to pick up more books after taking part in a scheme where staff of local businesses give them reading support.
Thu, 05 Dec, 2013
A member of staff at the National Library has been arrested over the suspected theft of a large number of books and valuable artifacts.
Fri, 22 Nov, 2013
To keep an arts festival going in some of the toughest economic conditions this country has ever witnessed is an achievement in itself.
Thu, 17 Oct, 2013
A master poet and family man, a Nobel laureate and friend, a guest of royalty and farmer’s son, Seamus Heaney had a life which was a smooth blend of the ordinary and extraordinary.
Sat, 31 Aug, 2013
A handwritten message from Jim Larkin advising union colleagues that "all must work together" is among the items on display at The "Dublin Lockout Exhibition" which is being launched today.
Wed, 21 Aug, 2013
An exhibition of Big House photos reveals some intimate moments in the lives of both the families and staff, says Tommy Barker
Wed, 19 Jun, 2013
The National Library has warned that part of our digital heritage could be lost because internet content is not automatically saved.
Mon, 15 Apr, 2013
Court proceedings in which children are taken into the care of the HSE are to be published for the first time on a new website.
Thu, 04 Apr, 2013
THE attempt of members of Athlone Town Council to remove an exhibit from a local gallery should not be dismissed as an isolated case of parochial philistinism and should alert the public to the dangers of the Government’s plan to merge the boards of the National Library and National Museum
Wed, 09 Jan, 2013
The National Library has released a batch of letters written by Roger Casement, one of the most controversial figures in Irish history.
Thu, 20 Dec, 2012
Mary Leland on two books that look at our past through some magnificent, and some ruined, buildings
Sat, 15 Dec, 2012
What is being described as an ‘amazing’ photograph of Roger Casement surfaced in Limerick from a collection of war memorabilia.
Tue, 06 Nov, 2012
The chairman of the board of the National Museum has described as “cultural cannibalism” the decision by the Government to abolish the boards of the National Library and National Museum, two of the nation’s most cherished institutions.
Fri, 02 Nov, 2012
CULLING quangos is the new bonfire of the vanities.
Sat, 31 Mar, 2012
The Crawford Gallery in Cork needs more government funding to open on Sundays and bank holidays.
Tue, 06 Mar, 2012
THE literary papers of Nobel laureate Seámus Heaney have been given to the National Library of Ireland.
Thu, 22 Dec, 2011
The Irish Nobel laureate, Seamus Heaney, has donated his literary papers to the National Library.
Wed, 21 Dec, 2011
A €10 MILLION plan to turn a stately mansion and its extensive grounds into a major tourist attraction rivalling the Rock of Cashel and Muckross House is to be discussed next month by Fáilte Ireland and the Office of Public Works (OPW).
Mon, 08 Aug, 2011
SPECIAL Olympics organiser Mary Davis has formally announced she is to seek a nomination as an independent candidate for autumn’s presidential election.
Fri, 27 May, 2011
A CHANCE discovery in the files of a Dublin solicitors’ firm has revealed first-hand accounts of one of Ireland’s most famous artists about the horrors left in the trenches of World War I.
Wed, 29 Dec, 2010
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
SUNSHINE may follow rain, but it has taken eight long weeks before the director of Cork’s Lewis Glucksman Gallery saw anything to be sunny about.
Tue, 19 Jan, 2010
THE slashing of 41 State agencies will be a “first installment” in a long term plan of reducing so-called quangos, Finance Minister Brian Lenihan said last night.
Wed, 15 Oct, 2008