Éamon de Valera was one of the seventy-three Sinn Féin leaders arrested in May 1918 for their involvement in ‘treasonable communication with Germany’ outlined in a proclamation issued to the press by Lord French, commonly referred to as the ‘German Plot’. He was sent first to Gloucester Jail, and then, in early June, to Lincoln … Continue reading …and now the shells fall…
How could it happen that an Irish writer who wrote 40 novels between 1912-1948 does not appear in our Dictionary of National Biography? (This is a rhetorical question….) Mrs Victor Rickard, formerly Jessica Louisa Moore, was the author of over forty popular novels and other non- fiction works. One of her books, The Story of … Continue reading The Forgotten Mrs Victor Rickard
If looking for any last minute costume tips, look no further! Yet again the UCD Library Cultural Heritage Collections have been able to solve your problems. Check these old school costumes out and get the scissors, paper and glue at the ready! We want to wish everyone a very Happy Scary and Safe Halloween!
The question ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ might be more aptly posed in Ireland as ‘Who Do You Belong To?’ A curious query for those unaccustomed to native norms but this is a common refrain in many local communities, where you are known as much by your lineage as by your own fame (or … Continue reading Who Do You Belong To?
'Walter has been Mother, Father and ideal friend to me. I could not have lived through those days of stress without his unexampled care and princely hospitality.' During the Treaty debates in 1922 these words were spoken by Arthur Griffith to H.E. Kenny about his dear friend, Alderman Walter Leonard Cole. Not long after, on … Continue reading Mother, Father and Ideal Friend
The finalists of the Blog Awards Ireland 2018 have just been announced and..... WE MADE IT!!!! We are so delighted and honoured to have made it through to the finals of both the Arts & Culture and Education & Science categories, that we burst into a dance in the office... The awards will take place on … Continue reading Bring on the Final!