South Dublin and the Battle of the Somme

The South Dublin and the Battle of the Somme Exhibition was launched by Mayor Guss O’Connell at the County Library, Tallaght last Friday morning, 4th November. This exhibition is part of South Dublin County Council’s Decade of Commemorations events in which we remember the pivotal decade of 1913-1923. South Dublin Libraries staff have found 12 known... Continue Reading →

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Manchester Guardian – Rare 1916 Images now online.

The early 20th century saw the beginning of the soon-to-be widespread use of photography in newspapers and periodicals. Magazines such as The Sphere, Irish Life and the Illustrated London News brought pictorial accounts of news from distant lands into people’s homes, and the photographs alongside the text enhanced the readers' experience enabling them to “see”... Continue Reading →

Ballyroan Library hosts WWI Exhibition

Back by Popular Demand! The Great War Exhibition travels to Ballyroan Library Orchardstown Avenue, Rathfarnham Exhibition runs until December 23rd 2014. Following the recent run of the very successful “Ireland and the Great War” exhibition in the County Library in Tallaght, it has now travelled to Ballyroan Library and will be on display in the exhibition space... Continue Reading →

Launch of Landscapes of War and Peace

The launch took place on Monday night, of 'Landscapes of War and Peace 1914-2014: War Poetry and Peacekeeping' by Michael J. Whelan. This exhibition, which is part of the Red Line Book Festival, includes an Irish soldier's poems and images inspired by the poets of the Great War and his own peacekeeping duties in modern day... Continue Reading →

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