A photograph of Christy Brown sold as part of archived  auctioned by Bonhams in London today. The collection was jointly purchased by the National Library of Ireland and The Little Museum of Dublin.

An archive of material relating to the work of writer and painter Christy Brown, best-known as the author of My Left Foot, is to remain in Irel(...)

An eyewitness account of the 1916 Rising, in a letter written by a retired judge from Ailesbury Road, Dublin 4 to his daughter in Burma, has be(...)

"It's a beautiful house with a great sense of space": Kevin Desmond's Georgian house on Synge Street, in Dublin 8, was divided into nine pre-'63 bedsits before he restored it to its former glory

When Kevin Desmond bought this Georgian house, on Synge Street, in Dublin 8, it was divided into nine pre-’63 bedsits. And although he has renovated (...)

A staff member at the National Library of Ireland has been arrested following a raid on his home in which detectives uncovered what they described as (...)

Irish Roots

Flyleaf Press (www.flyleaf.ie) is the only publishing house in Ireland that concentrates exclusively on genealogical material. They specialise in high(...)

James Joyce: UCD’s properties on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, are to house a major centre principally devoted to the writer under plans put out to tender by the university.

UCD’s properties on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, are to house a major centre principally devoted to James Joyce under plans put out to tender by the un(...)

Mirjana Rendulic from Croatia with a tablet displaying an image from the archive. Photograph: Frank Miller

An online collaboration between the National Library of Ireland and Google could be the first step in the creation of a virtual Irish museum, it wa(...)

Changing times: photographs from Dublin City Council’s new website bridgesofdublin.ie: O’Connell Bridge in 1905; after Easter Week, 1916; and in 2013. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Many a pub quiz has descended into disarray over this question: how many bridges span the River Liffey in Dublin? The answer, according the Dub(...)

The award-winning new library in Ballyroan, Rathfarnham. Photograph courtesy of Box Architecture

What comes to mind when you hear the words “public library”? Is it a low-ceilinged stuffy room with rows of bookshelves and a cluttered noticeboard fi(...)

Minoister for  Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin:  “precipitous attack against the organising of unskilled labour”

The 1913 Dublin Lockout was a critical event in the shaping of the State even though it is often overshadowed by nationalist milestones in Irish hist(...)

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