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Science Week 2014

New WWI Resources at Dublin City Library & Archive

Royal Dublin Fusiliers badgeAncestry Library Edition is now available for consultation free of charge in the Reading Room of Dublin City Library & Archive. Among other items, this contains official records for the First World War, including: 

  • British Army World War I Service Records 1914-20
  • British Army World War I Pension Records 1914-20;
  • British Army World War I Medal Rolls Index Cards 1914-20;
  • UK Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919

Raheny Library Makes the News!

As part of Science Week, a workshop covering the principle of energy, renewable and non-renewable forces of energy and electricity generation took place in Raheny Library for invited classes on Wednesday, 12th November. We were delighted to note that the event was reported on the RTE News and also in the press, the following video appearing as it did on the independent.ie website!

Explore Your Archive Story Box: Parnell Square

Explore Your Archive LogoThere is a goldmine of information and untold stories within the collections of Dublin City Archives.  This STORYBOX created for Explore Your Archive Week 2014 gives examples of how we can use a variety of different archival collections to uncover the history of a particular area or street across different centuries. The STORYBOX focuses on examples of archival sources which relate to Parnell Square (previously known as Rutland Square), one of Dublin’s finest Georgian Squares. The original items referred to below can be viewed by calling to Dublin City Library and Reading Room in person.

Please bring photographic id with you on your first visit so that we can issue you with a research card.

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The Lepracaun Cartoon Monthly and the 1913-14 Dublin lockout

Dublin 1913, Lepracaun Cartoon MonthlyView The Lepracaun Cartoon Monthly and the 1913-1914 lockout Image Gallery

'Capital is the child of Labour. Therefore the nipper’s present paroxysm of filial piety in Dublin is not so astonishing.'
Lepracaun Cartoon Monthly, November 1913.

'Sometimes all we need to brighten our day is to rise a little higher. In wages.'
Lepracaun Cartoon Monthly, January 1914.

The Dublin-based Lepracaun Cartoon Monthly was launched in May 1905 by Thomas Fitzpatrick, one of Ireland’s foremost cartoonists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Eclipsing in its lifespan all previous Irish comic periodicals, the Lepracaun would run for almost a decade. This meant that the publication was in a position to offer a vivid cartoon chronology of the great 1913-14 Dublin strike and lockout, although there would be no contribution from the Lepracaun’s founder and most prolific cartoonist, with the Cork-born Thomas Fitzpatrick having passed away in July 1912 at the age of 52. Read more »

Celebrating Library Week with Dublin City Libraries: Open for Business

Open for businessStart Off, Start Up, Start Now, Starting a Business? Start here. Open for Business.

The theme for this year's Library Ireland Week, 17-24 November is Open for Business. The Business Information Centre, Central Library is Open for Business and is committed to supporting business in the community. The Centre, situated on the first floor of the Ilac Shopping Centre, in Dublin City Centre, holds a comprehensive collection of online business resources, ideal for business start-ups, doing research, job interviews, project work, profiling statistical and company and financial information. Just ask us for help!

The Business Information Centre will host the following talks and Information Stands to celebrate Library Ireland Week:

  • Patent, Trade Marks, Designs and Copyright – Intellectual Property for Your Business presented by David Hyde – Patents Office - Monday 17th November from 6.30pm – 8pm
  • Information and advice available on a Free Digital Marketing Course for those on long term unemployment with the Irish Times Training Unit - Tuesday 18th November from 2.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Information and advice given by Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed with Information Officer, Joe McDonagh - Thursday 20th November from 2.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Tips on how to Find a Job in 2014 presented by Peter Cosgrove, CPL Recruitment - Wednesday 26th November from 1.30pm - 2.30pm

One small step for (a) man…..

Greg Johnson, AstronautStaying up late in July 1969 to watch Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin step from Apollo 11 onto the surface of the moon was exiting but not at all unexpected to a science fiction reader. Having spent years immersed in Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury and so many other great writers it was never IF, just HOW SOON we would conquer space. In my mind, it was only a matter of time be for all those stories of Martian colonies, aliens (friendly or hostile), parallel universes, androids and my own personal space trips would all come true. Read more »

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