From a Jaunting Car to Civil War: Arthur Griffith arriving at the 2nd Dáil, 1921 The photograph shows a not unusual scene in Dublin in the 1920s. A single passenger sitting sideways on a side car pulled by a single horse and driven by a coachman - called a Jarvey in Ireland. The passenger in … Continue reading Jaysus, me Jarvey!
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
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!!
Today on 30th November, 2018, the exhibition Seoda Scripte: a Glimpse into Ireland’s Manuscript Heritage will be launched in the UCD Special Collections Reading Room, James Joyce Library UCD. This exhibition showcases for the first time a selection of Irish-language manuscripts held in Special Collections in UCD. These manuscripts bear witness in their own way … Continue reading Seoda Scripte Exhibition
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…
How could it happen that an Irish writer who wrote 40 novels between 1912-1948 does not appear in our Dictionary of National Biography? (This is a rhetorical question….) Mrs Victor Rickard, formerly Jessica Louisa Moore, was the author of over forty popular novels and other non- fiction works. One of her books, The Story of … Continue reading The Forgotten Mrs Victor Rickard