From a Jaunting Car to Civil War: Arthur Griffith arriving at the 2nd Dáil, 1921 The photograph shows a not unusual scene in Dublin in the 1920s. A single passenger sitting sideways on a side car pulled by a single horse and driven by a coachman - called a Jarvey in Ireland. The passenger in … Continue reading Jaysus, me Jarvey!
This time last year our guest blogger Dr Elva Johnston looked at St Brigid's family history, her life in Ireland and her highly respected standing amongst the early Irish Church. This year the National Folklore Collection rummage in their archives and.....well read on to find out more! In Irish folk tradition, the calendar is principally … Continue reading Ireland’s Second Saint
Happy New Year and welcome to another year of fascinating blogs from UCD Cultural Heritage Collections! Christmas is a time of family and friend get togethers usually around food and maybe a tipple or two. After two weeks of these get togethers, bellies may be slightly larger and the yulehole (yes it is a word!) on … Continue reading What’s on the menu?
So this is our last blog post of 2018 and what a great year we have had! Thank you all for following, reading and commenting on our blogs. We really appreciate your support and suggestions. All of us at UCD Cultural Heritage Collections want to wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy … Continue reading Merry Christmas Y’All
What are the characteristics of a good postcard? Scenic vistas? Check. Shots of delicious local delicacies? Check. A snap or two of awe-inspiring local architecture? Check. All beautifully self-satisfied in their aesthetic perfection. Kindling envy and ire among recipients. ‘Wish you were here, don’t you?’, they gush. But what if the shots were less appealing? … Continue reading I’ll send you a postcard
It's that time of year again when the elves are working overtime and Brussels sprout farmers rub their hands together with glee! To get in the Christmas mood the Cultural Heritage Collections units have got together and created a Twitter advent calendar of different Christmas cards found in our collections. So head over to our … Continue reading It’s Christmas!!
Today on 30th November, 2018, the exhibition Seoda Scripte: a Glimpse into Ireland’s Manuscript Heritage will be launched in the UCD Special Collections Reading Room, James Joyce Library UCD. This exhibition showcases for the first time a selection of Irish-language manuscripts held in Special Collections in UCD. These manuscripts bear witness in their own way … Continue reading Seoda Scripte Exhibition