IFI Library Student Open Day

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 Thursday 24th November, 2-6pm

It’s time to root out your best woolly cardigan and finest pair of white cotton gloves, because the Irish Film Institute is hosting its annual Library & Archive Student Open Day on Thursday, November 24th!

Come visit us for the IFI Library and Archive on the 24th of November from 2pm-6pm (last entry 5.40pm) and be guided by our Special Collections and Library Manager through our extensive collection of film related books and journals, newspaper cuttings, view a selection of unique archival items from the IFI Irish Film Archive Special Collections, and learn more about what you can gain from the wealth of material available for your film research and interest.

PRONI upcoming Events

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Secrets from the Government Files

11th January 2017 – 1pm – ‘Secrets from the Government Files’ - Dr Eamon Phoenix and Sam McBride, reveal the secrets behind the news headlines from the recently released government files of 1989 and 1990 at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Key files and documents from the archives will be on display at the event.

Dr Eamon Phoenix is a political historian and Irish News columnist. He is a member of the Taoiseach’s Expert Advisory Group on Centenaries. He has been reporting on the annual release of Northern Ireland government files for 30 years and Sam McBride is political editor of the News Letter, having joined the paper in 2007 after beginning his career at the Belfast Telegraph. He is a regular presence on radio and television, giving analysis of events which impact on Northern Irish politics. Since 2012, Sam has reported on what is now the biannual release of government records.

Booking for this event is Free via Eventbrite

House and Home at the Irish Architectural Archive

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To mark its fortieth anniversary the Irish Architectural Archive is presenting an new exhibition, and accompanying publication, called House and Home featuring over forty original architectural drawings, as well as publications, models and photographs, for residential projects in Ireland. The exhibition will be opened in early November by the Archive’s two founders, and Honorary Presidents, Nicholas Robinson and Dr Edward McParland."

National Gallery of Ireland

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On Thursday 24th November an open afternoon will be held at the National Gallery of Ireland. Between 2pm and 7pm, visitors can attend the newly established Sir Denis Mahon Reading Room - no.90 Merrion Square West, where a selection of treasures from the Gallery’s research collections which focus on ‘Art and Archives during times of War’, will be on display. Visitors will see some fascinating items from the Library and Archive of Sir Denis Mahon, as well as objects from the NGI Institutional Archive which reflect life at the Gallery during World Wars One and Two.

Remembering 1916, Recording 2016: the National Library’s Web Archive

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As part of NLI 2016, the National Library's programme for 2016, the library's project Remembering 1916, Recording 2016 is recording the online life of Ireland on the 100th anniversary of 1916.

Join Maria Ryan, of the NLI  for a talk on how the NLI is capturing, preserving and making available key websites that tell the story of the 2016 commemorations for future generations of researchers. The talk will take place on Thursday 24 November at 1pm.

Dublin Remembers: Stories from the Somme Exhibition.

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Dublin City Library and Archive is launching Dublin Remembers: Stories from the Somme Exhibition. The exhibition focuses on personal stories of individual Irish men who fought at the Battle of the Somme between July –November 1916, mainly serving with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

Digitisation Project: The Dublin Guild Merchant Roll, 1190-1265

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The Dublin Guild Merchant Roll is the oldest town document in Ireland and is older than any surviving in Britain. It consists of 43 parchment membranes, inscribed in a mixture of Latin, French and English and containing the names of some 8,400 men (and three women) who were admitted annually to the Guild name of origin is given for many of the new members, who came from towns in Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales but also from towns and cities throughout western Europe, from Scandinavia right through to Rome. In other instances the occupation of the new member is recorded

Explore 'Near Fm Archive': The Near Archive,

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Dublin City Library and Archive are holding a workshop entitled Explore 'Near Fm Archive': The Near Archive, developed by community radio station Near FM, reflecting upon the themes of Irish Culture, Life and Experience with a particular emphasis on local arts, music, news, history, heritage and community events.


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An exhibition based on the First World War letters home of Lt. Col. Richard Hely Hutchinson to his family in Lissenhall, Swords, and Seafield, Donabate. With the original letters, and many additional items, including photographs, the exhibition tells the story of two sons of Dublin County Sherriff and J.P. John Hely-Hutchinson, who were both serving officers in the British Army during the Great War. While the eldest, Coote Robert Hely-Hutchinson served in England training new recruits, his younger brother Richard served at the Front between 1914 and 1918, was wounded three times, mentioned in despatches and awarded a D.S.O.

The First World War and the Somme

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Dublin City Library and Archive is holding a seminar on the First World War and the Somme. The speakers will be Declan F. Brady on "WW1: Forgotten But Not Gone - Experiences of Returning Ex-Servicemen in the Irish Free State"; Ronan MacGreevy “Wherever the firing line extends: Ireland and the Western Front” and Noelle Mitchell, project archivist for the Battle of the Somme exhibition. The talk takes place on Saturday the 26th November, time to be confirmed.

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