by Frances Clarke, Archivist of the Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010 In November 2011 the National Library of Ireland acquired one of its most important donations for many years – the literary papers of the Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney. The papers have since been catalogued (I was fortunate to work on this collection) and are […]


by Deirdre Carroll, donor and daughter of J.J. (Joe) Carroll My father, Joe Carroll, who worked in the Department of Industry and Commerce on Kildare Street, Dublin (just across the road from the National Library of Ireland) acquired over 270 glass lantern slides from a colleague. Unfortunately we cannot recall the colleague’s name. They originally […]


by Justin Furlong, Acquisitions Librarian Have you ever read The Picture of Dorian Gray in Arabic? John Banville in Japanese? Perhaps you would prefer Colum McCann’s IMPAC award winning novel Let the Great World Spin in Danish? Or how about Eoin Colfer’s children’s book, Benny & Omar, in Hebrew? Anne Enright in Latvian, John Connolly […]

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