For the second year in a row, Ireland was without its annual St Patrick’s Day parade, and yesterday lacked the costumes, floats and crowds of Patrick’s Days past. In Irish tradition, however, the celebration of St Patrick is not limited to March 17th, and stories of his many feats, journeys and teachings survive, both in … Continue reading St Patrick: A Legend in the Landscape
The Protestant ascendancy, and members of the wealthy upper middle classes, have tended to dominate in discussions of the Protestants of independent Ireland, with little knowledge of the cultural or folk aspects of Protestants’ identity and behaviour or of the socio-economic diversity of Irish Protestants. In particular, the experiences of rural and urban working-class Protestants … Continue reading Culture and Tradition and the Protestants of Independent Ireland
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…
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!
We have made the Blog Awards 2018 Short List, how fantastic! We have been lucky enough to be short listed in both the Arts & Culture and Education & Science categories. And what amazing company we have in both categories; blogs about Irish mythology to art to cartoons to travelling around Ireland's coast to dabbling in words … Continue reading On the Shortlist!!
Greetings and welcome to the first post on our new and sparkly UCD Library Cultural Heritage Collections Blog!! As the Undertones say 'Here comes the summer!' When the sunshine breaks through during the summer a whole range and style of fashion, usually full of bright colours, is unleashed. But how would you feel if these … Continue reading Here Comes the Sun!