That might seem an odd question, since the Proclamation of the Irish Republic is probably Ireland’s best-known historical document: and anyway, isn’t there only one? The answer is both yes, and no. Let’s start with the story behind the Proclamation, which is quite well known, but here’s a quick summary: In the years since it … Continue reading Do you have a favourite Proclamation?
I admit I wasn’t familiar with General Richard Mulcahy when I was offered the opportunity to work with his collection in the UCD Archives. A search of Wikipedia and the thirty-pound Atlas of the Irish Revolution - note: when researching Irish history, bring a sturdy bag and visit the library last - gave me the … Continue reading More to Mulcahy
Before you jump into this enthralling blog post, we do want you to know that it is about medical illustrations that show depictions of medical conditions, and they may not be for everyone. Richmond Surgical Hospital was opened in 1811, consisted of 120 beds and was housed in an old converted convent on Channel Row, … Continue reading Should I see a doctor?
What do these three areas of expertise have in common? Well, a gentleman called Sir Christopher John Nixon for starters. Christopher Nixon was born in Dublin on 29 June 1849. He was educated at Terenure College, where he was amongst the first fifty pupils enrolled after the school opened in 1860. He subsequently studied at … Continue reading Anatomist, Surgeon….Vet?