by Maria Ryan, Web Archivist. This week marks six years since the National Library of Ireland (NLI) began collecting and archiving websites. It is also six years since the 2011 General Election and furthermore, a year has passed since the 2016 General Election. Given our longstanding tradition of collecting political material, it was natural that […]


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 Maria O’Shea, Manuscripts Student We have a number of letters here at the National Library written by the nationalist sympathiser Caroline Margaret Douglas, Marchioness of Queensberry, including ten letters, c. 1900-1901, many, if not most of which were sent to James Connolly as editor of The Workers’ Republic. Caroline Douglas née Clayton (1821-1904) was […]