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Ms-150 Gilbert Collection. Image courtesy of Dublin City Public Libraries and Archive

When am I to see my books?

This plea was voiced by Lord Charlemont in a letter to his friend Edmund Malone on 2nd January 1781. Lord Charlemont was an avid collector of books, art and antiquities. He furnished his house at Rutland Square (Parnell Square) with purchases from his extensive travels…

READ ARTICLE > July 27th 2016
National Club membership card dated 1893 reproduced by kind permission from Áine Collins. Image © Dublin City Library and Archive

The National Club

The National Club at 11 Rutland Square held its inaugural dinner on 1st November 1887. On the occasion, Michael Davitt wished: ‘health, long life and prosperity to the National Club. It fills a void, long keenly felt in the national life of the city, which…

READ ARTICLE > May 26th 2016
General Post Office, Dublin after the 1916 Rising. Image courtesy of Dublin City Library and Archive

Remembering 1916

An Irish rebellion against British Rule was first agreed on at No. 25 Parnell Square (then Rutland Square) on 9th September 1914. The meeting brought together future signatories of the Proclamation and others representing nationalist political thought in Ireland, resolving to bring about a rising…

READ ARTICLE > February 5th 2016
1974 Dublin Arts Festival. Image copyright Tom Kennedy, Michael O'Brien and Ian Broad

Dublin Arts Festival ’74

Focus on the Georgian North City. The Dublin Arts Festival began in 1970, instigated by a group of university students. The festival grew over the next ten years to become an annual event, highlighting different areas of the city such as the Liberties (1972), the…

READ ARTICLE > July 6th 2015
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