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Dublin and Blessington Steam Tram
Photo of a Dublin and Blessington steam tram, 1932.
© South Dublin Libraries. Courtesy of Mr Richard Casserley.
Donegal County Museum
The Donegal County Museum is based in a fine old stone building, which was once part of the Letterkenny Workhouse, opened in 1845. The Museum houses a substantial collection of artefacts relating to the history and heritage of County Donegal.
(c) Donegal County Museum Collection
Advertisement for Rathborne's Altar Candles
As well as manufacturing candles for use in the home, Rathborne's also makes church candles. This is an old advertisement for Rathborne's altar candles.
Courtesy of The Lilliput Press, Dublin.
The Garda Museum, Dublin Castle
The Garda Museum is located in the Record Tower at Dublin Castle.
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Ireland's distance to Kyoto Limit Courtesy EPA
Under EU ETS, industries can trade carbon dioxide allowances in order to maintain an overall balance in GHG emissions
Copyright John Doheny
Governor General T. M. Healy with woolen workers, 1923
Governor General T. M. Healy promoting home industries at the Royal Dublin Society Dublin Horse Show, 14 August 1923, with woolen workers from Co. Longford
Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland
An adult frog lives among the bog mosses. The tadpoles live in the bog pools where they feed on tiny aquatic insects. The presence of multicoloured Sphagnum moss is a sign of an actively growing blanket bog.
Copyright Mike Brown
Our Living Habitats - Boglands
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Colour Sheet: Short-eared Owl
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Thackery, William Makepeace, The Irish Sketch Book and Contributions to the "Foreign Quarterly Review", Oxford University Press, 1863
The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) was first published in 1863. Thackeray was born in India and was the son of Richmond Thackeray and Anne Becher. However when his father died he was sent to go to school in England . He then attended Trinity College at Cambridge University but left in 1830 due to his lack of interest in academic studies. He got employment as a writer for Fraser’s Magazine and then The Times, where he was a book reviewer, and later wrote for Punch magazine. His most famous work is his novel Vanity Fair. Thackeray is considered one of the best English novelists of his time.
O'Neill, Francis, O'Neill's Irish Music, Dublin: M.H. Gill And Son
Frances O'Neill (1848-1936) was born near Bantry, Co. Cork at the height of the Great Irish Potato Famine in which over a million died and over a million fled in the 'coffin' ships for the New World. Despite their misery Irish people had a vibrant musical culture in which O'Neill was immersed from childhood. From the 1840s generations of Irish people emigrated to the United States. Irish Americans proudly retained many of the traditions of the 'Emerald Isle' especially traditional music for whom collectors such as O'Neill published sheet music
Cork County Library
Synge, John Millington, The Aran Islands, Part III and IV, Dublin: Maunsel And Company Ltd, 1912
The Aran Islands by John Millington Synge (1871-1909) was first published in 1907. It is a four part series of essays on the geography and people of Islands with whom the playwright and author became intimate with over several summers in the late 1890s.
Arts & Literature | Galway County Library
Smith, John, The Life Of St. Columba, Edinburgh: Mundell & Son, 1798
The Life Of St. Columba by John Smith published in 1798, is a biography of the Gaelic Irish missionary also known as Colum Cille (521-597) who converted the pagan Picts of Scotland to Christianity. Together with St. Patrick and St. Brigid, he is one of the three principal saints of early Irish Christianity.
History of Ireland | Donegal Cultural Services
Gregory, Lady Augusta, Gods And Fighting Men: The Story Of The Tuatha De Danaan And Of The Fianna Of Ireland, Arranged And Put Into English BY Lady August Gregory With A Preface By W.B. Yeats, London: John Murray, 1904
This volume of Gaelic Irish legends and myths collected by Lady Augusta Gregory first published in 1904 draws from The Book Of Leinster, The Annals of the Four Masters and Eugene O’Curry’s Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish among other sources.
History of Ireland | Galway County Library
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