Thoughts and dreams of foreign lands are beginning to bubble beneath the surface as another academic year passes from the urgent hues of the present to the harmless sepia tones of the past. Some of us might be thinking of short breaks from the office, whilst others prepare for longer adventures after the lengthy toil … Continue reading There was little romantic intrigue and gigolos were as rare as snakes…
We have all, at one time or another, forgotten to return a borrowed book, or hung on to one lent to us for longer than we ought. Indeed, despite the best of intentions all manner of tomes and texts may at times holiday among our own collections for weeks, months or even years. Such is … Continue reading Your book is well overdue!
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
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!!
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…