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
We all need good health literacy skills to understand health information correctly, ask questions and make informed decisions. This talk looks at what health literacy skills we need to engage fully with health services and tips to make this easier.
Dublin: A Year in Words is a Dublin UNESCO City of Literature project which showcased the breadth and diversity of our city’s living poets through a year-long series of poetry videos filmed across 12 Dublin bookshops.Like the city itself, the poets featured in the series are more than the sum of their parts. Collectively they tell of a Dublin full of light and shade, a city of contradictions, in constant flux. They show us that the story of Dublin is everybody’s to tell. It has no fixed points. Beyond wild, it exists far more in the unspoken and the unseen than any attempt to distil it down to a neat package can do justice to. And yet it is our poets perhaps more than anyone who have grappled with the task of laying our lifelines bare and bringing voice to the city. Dublin A Year in Words presents a cross-section of 12 poets who do just that, filmed in establishments that keep the city’s essence alive.Here's a playlist featuring all 12 poems from the series:'Dublin' by Kerrie O'Brien filmed at Books Upstairs. (August 2016)'Native' by John Cummins filmed at The Winding Stair. (September 2016)'You Think I wear this for you?' by Raneem Saleh filmed at An Siopa Leabhar. (October 2016)'vinyl Sublime' by Richard Brennan The Secret Book & Record Store. (November 2016)'The Ghost Song' by Paula Meehan filmed at Ulysses Rare Books. (December 2016)'Grangegorman' by Hazel Hogan filmed at Oxfam Books. (January 2017)'Story Buddleia' by Ophelia Mc Cabe filmed at Hodges Figgis bookstore. (February 2017)'Six Harcourt Street (An Conradh)' by Ciara Ní É filmed at Forbidden Planet. (March 2017)'City of Foot Soldiers' by Matty Tamen filmed at Eason Bookshop. (April 2017)'Some Advice' by Darragh O'Reilly filmed at Alan Hanna's bookshop. (May 2017)'Lullaby' by Stephen Clare filmed at Rathgar Bookshop. (June 2017)'Críochfort' by MC Muipéad filmed at the Gutter Bookshop. (July 2017)Dublin: A Year in Words is a celebration of what is happening in ‘the now’, supporting our living poets instead of drawing from the past.Dublin: A Year in Words was curated by Linda Devlin and Stephen James Smith and filmed by Design for Life.This Dublin UNESCO City of Literature project is kindly supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Listen to Liz D’Arcy talk about conserving the Wide Street Commission Maps. Hear how she painstakingly removed sellotape, cleaned, repaired and strengthened these important maps. Liz D'Arcy, Paperworks, Studio for Paper Conservation is qualified with an MA in Conservation of Fine Art on Paper. Liz is an accredited member of the 'Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic works in Ireland' (I.C.H.A.W.I) and a member of the 'Irish Professional Conservators and Restorers Association' (I.P.C.R.A).Between 1757- 1851, the Wide Street Commission had a major impact on the development of the city, transforming it from a medieval city to the Dublin we know today. Its function was to provide “Wide and Convenient Streets” for Dublin and it had extensive powers to acquire property by compulsory purchase, develop new streets, demolish buildings and impose design standards on building lots which were sold to developers. Dublin City Archives hold the Wide Street Commission Archives, which comprises maps, minute books and drawings. www.dublincityarchives.ieRead more about the conservation project and view Wide Street Commission map collection image gallery.Search and browse the Archive of the Wide Street Commission Maps online.Conserving Wide Street Commission Maps - TranscriptAudio only:Recorded at Dublin City Hall on 24 August 2016 at Dublin City Archives' 'Living in Georgian Dublin' seminar. Part of Heritage Week 2016 programme.Dublin City Archives is grateful to the Heritage Council of Ireland for funding under the Heritage Management Project Scheme 2016 to conserve 23 Wide Street Commission Maps in 2016. Conservation NoticeIn order to reduce handling damage and to ensure the long term preservation of these fragile maps, all researchers are requested to view the digitised images in the first instance. High-Res versions can be provided on request. Viewing of original maps is strictly by appointment only: please apply to [email protected] Please note: A minimum of 3 days notice is required to process your request and a maximum of 10 maps may be ordered per visit.
Alleys, annals and anecdotes: a new look at Gilbert's History of Dublin given by Séamas Ó Maitiú, on Thursday 23rd January 2014 at 6.00pm, at Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2.
"Dublin after Dark: Glimpses of Life in an Early Modern City", by Maighréad Ní Mhurchadha, Local HistorianOn 23 January 2013 sixteenth annual Sir John T. Gilbert Commemorative Lecture was held at Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street.