Thanks for bearing with us as we work to resolve teething problems with our new online system. Your library service now has its own online catalogue where you can search and reserve items and log in and manage your account. The online catalogue for Dublin City members is https://dublincity.spydus.ie
The beginning of May is associated with the Celtic festival Lá Bealtaine. This marked the start of the season of blossoming flowers and fruit trees. Traditionally, belfires are lit on the evening before May Day.
April Fools’ Day falls on the first day of April. It received its name from the custom of playing practical jokes on this day, for example, telling friends that their shoelaces are untied or sending them on so-called fools’ errands.
Dublin City Council announces the 2022 DUBLIN Literary Award Shortlist. Six books on the shortlist of the 2022 Dublin Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction.
Introducing Transcription Week, a call for participation
You don’t need to attend any workshops to take part, just register an account on https://europeana.transcribathon.eu/ and when the Dublin material is released start transcribing!
To take part email [email protected] and get in touch.
In the wake of the Norman Invasion of Ireland, Dublin was seized in 1170 by Richard de Clare, better known as Strongbow. Watch a recording of a seminar organised by Friends of Medieval Dublin and Dublin City Libraries to mark the 850th anniversary of Henry II’s grant of Dublin to Bristol, 1171–72.