August 2011

by Maria O’Shea, Manuscripts Student One of the wonderful things about working in our Department of Manuscripts is that, as well as working with political and official documents, you come across material that makes you remember that history is made up of real people. One example is a collection of heartbreaking correspondence between Seán T. […]


by Justin Furlong, Periodicals Librarian We are always keen here at the National Library to collaborate with other institutions and libraries. With this in mind, we were very pleased to be approached by Prof. Geraldine Sheridan of the University of Limerick in relation to their project to digitise the Magazine of Magazines (1751-1769), Limerick’s first […]


We might not know most of their names or where they are from, but I got to know the children in the upcoming Small Lives Exhibition very well. I started work on the exhibition back in April, going through our collection of digitised photographs. I put them all into a folder and pored over them trying […]