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Welcome to the January E-News
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Happy New Year!
From everyone here at the NLI, we wish you and your loved ones all the best for 2012.
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Read the latest issue of NLI News & Events Jan-Apr 2012.
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The War of Independence in the South:
"Four glorious years" or squalid sectarian conflict?
Wednesday, 11 January at 7.00pm.
The Four Glorious Years 1918-1921 was the title of Frank Gallagher’s (deputy director of the first Dáil’s Department of Publicity) account of the War of Independence. But how glorious were they? David Fitzpatrick (TCD), John Regan (University of Dundee), Eve Morrison (TCD) and John Borgonovo (UCC). All welcome. No booking required.     
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UCD Adult Learning Courses
in association with the National Library of Ireland
Writing Rebellion: Easter 1916
This course looks at the literary, cultural and social responses to Easter 1916 from the event up to the present day. 

Irish War of Independence, 1919 - 1921
This course explores the events, impact and legacy of the Irish War of Independence. It discusses key aspects of the political and military campaigns both at a national and a regional level.
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‘Window and Mirror: RTE Television – 1961-2011’
Wednesday 25 January at 7.30pm.
Join Dr John Bowman, broadcaster and historian, who will give an illustrated lecture about the challenges of writing his recent history of RTE television’s first fifty years.

He will also be available to sign copies of the book.

All welcome. No booking required.
John Bowman
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The British and Colonial Druggist
By Inez J Fletcher, Cataloguer & Director of Irish ISSN Centre
Recently I was asked to catalogue a run of eight volumes for the period January 1889 to December 1892 of The British and Colonial Druggist. These are nicely bound in marbled paper with leather spines and corner pieces, and are a recent gift from the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. Learn more » The British and Colonial Druggist, January 1889 to December 1892, in all its beautifully bound glory... It's on our shelves at call no. 1K 2182
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Heaney Donates Archive to the NLI
Received by An Taoiseach on Wednesday, 21 December
The Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD, accompanied by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Mr Jimmy Deenihan TD, attended a reception on Wednesday 21st December to mark the hand-over of the literary papers of Irish Nobel laureate Dr Seamus Heaney to the NLI. Keep reading » An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Dr Seamus Heaney
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Poor old Titanic, it is a Heart-rending Story
By Áine Finegan, Reference Team Student
The centenary of the sinking of the Titanic is fast approaching with the one-hundredth anniversary of both her maiden voyage and demise in April 2012.

The NLI has some fascinating online resources for gaining an Irish perspective on this disaster which continues to intrigue us today. Online resources »
A Lamentation on the Loss of the ''Titanic'', one of our vast selection of street ballads. In typical fashion, the illustration is probably the only block of a ship that the printer had to hand, and is pretty inappropriate as a representation of the most modern ship in the world
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How It Is – The Beckett Clodd Collection
By Máire Ní Chonalláin, Assistant Keeper II
The Samuel Beckett Collection which belonged to the author’s London bookseller friend, Alan Clodd, has been catalogued. We were fortunate enough to acquire this collection in 2006.

The private collection of the Nobel prize-winner’s work is highly regarded as it contains virtually all of Beckett’s works in first edition form, along with proof copies and galley proofs.
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Beckett Clodd Collection, 11A 985
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