How often do we take the time to consider the words we use to communicate? What do they reveal about our own history, and cultural heritage? Can one dialectical nuance yield all our secrets? There is a little-known collection within the National Folklore Collection UCD that seeks to shed some light on these complex questions. … Continue reading What’s in a word?
Irish Bogs contain an abundance of a particular type of moss known as sphagnum which has antiseptic and absorbent qualities. During WWI, this moss was gathered by female volunteers across the country and then sewn into cloth dressings which were sent to hospitals on the continent for the war wounded. UCD Special Collections holds the … Continue reading Sphagnum Moss to the Rescue
The buildings in the photos below will be familiar to most readers as the Government Buildings Complex on Kildare Street and Merrion Street in Dublin 2. It’s where we see Enda, Leo and the rest make statements, greet leaders from other countries, answer awkward questions and pose for photos. This great building was once the … Continue reading Science has Left the Government Buildings!