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Muhammad Ali in Ireland

muhammed aliMuhammad Ali (1942-2016), the most iconic athlete of the twentieth century possessed Irish ancestry and visited Ireland on three occasions during his lifetime. Accompanied by his fourth wife Lonnie, Ali’s final visit to Ireland occurred in 2009. After attending a fundraising dinner at the Ballsbridge Court Hotel in Dublin, he travelled westwards to Clare and received the honour of becoming the first Freeman of Ennis during a civic reception held at Waterpark House, Drumbiggle.

The Open Learning Centre has moved location

CentrallibDon't panic! Everything you need for learning languages, upskilling on computers, and online learning is still here. Our large selection of foreign language newspapers and magazines, titles include Hola, El País, Le Monde, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, Jeune Afrique, Bunte & Paris Match, are now located in the Lending section of the Central Library.

Lost in the Stacks: Vertigo Comics

Lost in the stacks Welcome to the fourth entry in our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff exploring overlooked gems and helping you find your next read!

Our entry today comes from Marc and looks at some of the best comics from DC's adult imprint Vertigo Comics, which is sadly being wound down in 2020.

Inchicore Library Refurbishment, Submissions Sought

InchicorelibraryPursuant to the requirements of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), and the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) - Part 8, notice is hereby given of an upgrade to the building, Inchicore Library, in compliance with current building regulations.

Music Lending, a smash hit at Pearse Street Library

girlsrockdublinInstrument Carousel - a partnership between Girls Rock Dublin and Dublin City Libraries was a smash hit with all the teenagers in Pearse Library on Culture Night last Friday. Instrument Carousel was an opportunity for participants to explore their musical potential.

Free Online Reference and Research Resources

Resources I guess it’s that time of year again! If you’re back to school or college, read on to find out about our amazing array of FREE online research and reference resources. We have something here to help you with your studies, whatever level you’re at.

The Royal Visit 1911

royalvisitKing George V ascended to the British throne on the 6th of May 1911, following the death of his father, Edward VII. After being crowned in Westminster Abbey, George and Queen Mary embarked on a tour beginning in Ireland and ending in India.

10 New Fiction Books: September

New Books We add hundreds of new books to our collections every month at Dublin City Libraries, including the most recent bestsellers. But how do you go about getting your hands on them?

Lost in the Stacks: Essay Collections

Lost in the stacks Welcome to the third entry in our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff exploring overlooked gems and helping you find your next read!

Our entry today comes from one of our wonderful librarians, Jessica, and looks at some of the best essay collections in our libraries!

Dubliners in D-Day

D-DayIt is impossible to say with any degree of certainty how many Irish took part in Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June, 1944. A precise figure for Irish enlistments in the British forces for the war as a whole is not available and estimates vary between 70–120,000 men and women.

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