Ireland: Discover Your National Library

Posted by admin on Jan 23, 2010

The National Library’s new exhibition, Discover Your National Library , invites visitors to come behind the scenes and explore the Library’s rich and varied collections and to meet the staff who care for them. Using the exhibition’s innovative technology, visitors can view highlights from the Library’s collections and examine individual items in extremely close detail.

Among the artefacts currently on view (exhibition items will change three times a year) are rare manuscripts such as the fourteenth-century Book of Magauran; a 1588 deed signed by Sir Walter Raleigh; a lottery ticket from 1795, and a letter from Éamonn Ceannt to his wife Áine O’Brennan, written just a few hours before his execution in 1916. Thousands of other digital items await discovery by visitors on the exhibition’s cutting-edge ‘Discovery’ touch tables.

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