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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
Dublin: One City One Book 2016. Fallen by Lia Mills.

One City One Book: Fallen

Lia Mills’ novel Fallen, published by Penguin Ireland, is the Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2016. Dublin: One City One Book is an award-winning Dublin City Council initiative, led by Dublin City Public Libraries, which encourages everyone to read a book connected with…

READ ARTICLE > April 18th 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
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