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Welcome to our October E-News

Life and Works of
William Butler Yeats

Retrospective photographic exhibition open from Friday
5 October

Particles of the Past

If you're far, far away...


Dublin in a Revolutionary Decade: 1913-1923
Wednesday 3 October at 7pm
Very first of our monthly BiblioFiles lecture series - join Pádraig Yeates, author of A City in Turmoil as he discusses often overlooked aspects of the Irish Revolution.

We're opening up our BiblioFiles  »
BiblioFiles Dublin in a Revolutionary Decade
All Ireland Poetry Day 2012 with Maurice Harmon  
Thursday 4 October from 1 to 2pm

Lunchtime reading with poet, biographer and literary historian Maurice Harmon - in association with Poetry Ireland and in celebration of All Ireland Poetry Day 2012.

Maurice Harmon reading Galloping Green  »
All Ireland Poetry Day
Taking Stock Photographic Exhibition at the NPA
en from Friday 5 October 2012
A celebration of 14 years of exhibitions at our National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar, Dublin featuring images of Ireland from the 1840s to the present...

Time to Take Stock  »
Taking Stock Exhibition
The Military Archives   Tuesday 9 October at 7pm
Archivist Padraic Kennedy introduces sources for military history and recent initiatives at the fantastic resource that is the Military Archives at Cathal Brugha Barracks.

Single file and eyes front!  »
Military Archives
Darina Allen in Conversation   Thursday 11 October at 7pm
Cook, teacher, author, presenter - the inimitable Darina Allen in conversation with food historian Dorothy Cashman.

Part of our Kitchen Archive series...

First come, first served (excuse the pun)  »
Kitchen Archive Darina Allen
Home Rule: Lost opportunity or sell-out?
History Ireland Hedge School   Wednesday 17 October at 7pm

Miss this, and it's definitely a "lost opportunity"! These lively History Ireland Hedge Schools are perennially popular, and this topic is sure to be a hot one...

Warning: May get a little lively (even rowdy)  »
Home Rule History Ireland Hedge School
The Highland Lady and Ireland's Great Famine
Wednesday 24 October at 7pm
Dr Enda Delaney on his reasearch into our Elizabeth Smith Papers which provide a contemporary account of Wicklow in the Great Famine.

A BiblioFiles lecture.

Author of The Curse of Reason  »
Bibliofiles Highland Lady
Work off some energy at Mid-term Break Workshops
Thursday 1 November from 11am to 3.45pm

Practical science workshops with Anyone 4 Science throughout the day. May make your hair stand on end!

Different ages, different time slots...

Could you become a battery?  »
Anyone 4 Science Workshops
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