Monday, 4 November 2013

National Library of Ireland exhibition news

Some developments from the National Library of Ireland ( in Dublin:

Google Cultural Institute partnership

The NLI is the the first Irish cultural institution to partner with Google Cultural Institute, with photographs from three of the institution's exhibitions available to consult online at These are:
  • Witness to War (Dec 1919-Aug 1922)
  • Dubliners: The Photographs of JJ Clarke (1897-1904)
  • Power and Privilege: The Big House in Ireland (1858-1922)

New Exhibition: Working Lives 1893-1913
National Photographic Archive (NPA), Temple Bar
October 2013 until May 2014

Travel back in time go behind the scenes and delve into the NPAs’ unique photographic collections to catch a glimpse of the day-to-day life of industrial workers in Ireland over one hundred years ago. Admission is Free

Opening Times
Mon - Sat: 10am - 4.45pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4.45pm

Further details are at

Dublin Lockout Open every day at 2 Kildare Street

This exhibition draws upon our extensive historical and literary collections - with original documents alongside multimedia presentations - to explore the largest industrial conflict in Irish history.

If you can't visit in person, you can visit the online exhibition website instead at

(With thanks to the NLI)


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from (print) and (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see

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