Spring / Summer Schedule:
13th May 2019 at 11am
St. Ultan’s: a ground-breaking institution for its patients and staff alike!
Lecturer: Maeve Casserly, Dublin City Council, Historian-in-Residence, South East Area
Marking the 100th anniversary of St. Ultan’s foundation in May 1919, join Maeve Casserly, NLI staff member and Historian in Residence with Dublin City Council as she explores the innovative work of doctors in St. Ultan’s paediatric hospital – the first of its kind in the British Isles. Work by doctors like Kathleen Lynn and Dorothy Stopford-Price was integral to the eradication of diseases like TB in the National BCG campaign with its HQ in St. Ultan’s
10th June 2019 at 11am
Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury
Lecturer: Dr Ciarán Wallace, Department of History, TCD
On 30 June 1922, at the outset of the Irish Civil War, a cataclysmic explosion and fire destroyed the Public Record Office of Ireland at the Four Courts, Dublin. Flames and heat consumed seven centuries of Ireland’s recorded history, stored in a magnificent six-storey Victorian repository known as the Record Treasury.
On the centenary of the 1922 blaze, Beyond 2022 will unveil Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury—a digital reconstruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland building and its collections.
Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury will serve both as essential platform for academic research and a public resource with global reach and impact.
Approx duration of talks: 1 hr.
Tickets €5 which includes tea/coffee & scone can be booked through Eventbrite.