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…
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?