Jimmy O’Dea – Friends of the Library Lecture

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is free. All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

Conor Doyle

Theatre Historian

Jimmy O’Dea: Life & Times of the Dublin Actor and Comedian

19:30, Thursday 20 September 2018

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

Jimmy O’Dea (d. 1965) was a much-loved Dublin actor and comedian. Long associated with the Gaiety Theatre, he regularly performed with his apprentice Maureen Potter. His character Biddy Mulligan – a Dublin street vendor – is still remembered in the song ‘Biddy Mulligan the pride of the Coombe’. He appeared in many films and on the fledgling RTE, notably in ‘Darby O’Gill and the Little People’ (1959). Conor Doyle is a god-son of Jimmy O’Dea.

Trinity’s Early Irish Manuscript Project – Friends of the Library Lecture

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is free. All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

Susie Bioletti

Keeper of Preservation and Conservation, the Library of Trinity College Dublin

Trinity’s Early Irish Manuscript Project: Conservation, Research & Connections

19:30, Thursday 12 April 2018

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

The Library of Trinity College Dublin, in partnership with the Department of History of Art and Architecture, received generous support from Bank of America Merrill Lynch to fund an exciting project focused on four of the most important early medieval insular Gospel Books in the Library. See the Early Irish Manuscripts website.

Susie Bioletti joined the Library of Trinity College Dublin in 2002 as Keeper of Preservation and Conservation. She is Chair of the CONUL Unique and Distinct Collections Group, and Chair of the Institute of Conservator Restorers in Ireland. Her research interests include materials and techniques of works of art, and the study of dust.

From Carlingford to the Pacific Ocean in a 41ft boat – Friends of the Library Lecture

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is free. All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

Pat Murphy

Sailor and Adventurer

From Carlingford to the Pacific Ocean in a 41 foot boat

19:30, Thursday 8 March 2018

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

In July 1999, Dundalk man Pat Murphy and his late wife Olivia set sail from Carlingford on a nine-year voyage that would bring them around the world. With a background in engineering, business, the Round Ireland and Fastnet races, and pigeon racing, Pat Murphy is a natural raconteur. Most recently he has been heavily involved in the conservation of Erskine and Molly Childers famous gun-running yacht Asgard.

Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland – Friends of the Library Lecture

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is free. All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

Sean Rainbird

Director of the National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland: Bedding down, making waves, moving forward, where do we go from here

19:30, Thursday 15 February 2018

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

Sean Rainbird was appointed Director of the National Gallery of Ireland in April 2011. He studied art history and German at University College London and has a particular interest in German art. He has worked as Curator in the Tate and Tate Modern, and was Director of the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart (2006-12). Sean Rainbird has overseen the most ambitious and successful refurbishment of the National Gallery of Ireland.

Friends of the Library Lecture: Lafcadio Hearn

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is free. All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

Lafcadio Hearn: From Ireland to Japan, the Making of a Writer

Paul Murray, writer and biographer

19:30, Thursday 23 November 2017

Jonathan Swift Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

Paul Murray is the author of acclaimed biographies A Fantastic Journey: The Life and Literature of Lafcadio Hearn (1993), and Bram Stoker: From the Shadow of Dracula: A Life of Bram Stoker (2004). A retired diplomat, he was Ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 1999-2004, and the first Irish Ambassador to DPRK (North Korea) in 2004.

Student Booksale 11/10/17

Need to grab a cheap copy of a textbook or set text for your course? While we in the Library will have the vast majority of books you need, sometimes you will want your own copy, especially if everyone in the class is told to read a particular work, or you like to annotate with notes.

With that in mind, the annual Student Booksale takes place on Wednesday 11th October in the Goldsmith Hall Concourse from 10:00am to 3:00pm. These are books selected with students’ needs in mind so lots of textbooks in all sorts of subjects. All welcome, not just TCD students!

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Friends of the Library Lecture: Swift’s Dublin

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is €5 (Members & Concessions €2.50). All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

Swift’s Dublin

Andrew Carpenter, Emeritus Professor of English, University College Dublin

19:30, Thursday 19 October 2017

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

Professor Andrew Carpenter was educated at Oxford and joined the full-time teaching staff of the English Department at UCD in 1970. His main scholarly interest is in poetry written in English in Ireland between 1550 and 1830 and he is a recognized expert on the work of Jonathan Swift. His publications include ten volumes of Irish Texts from the Age of Swift (Cadenus Press, 1973-79), Verse in English from Eighteenth-Century Ireland (Cork University Press, 1998), and many other scholarly publications. He has continued to be busy since retirement in 2008 and was General Editor of the acclaimed five-volume Art and Architecture of Ireland, published in 2014 by the Royal Irish Academy and Yale University Press.

Friends of the Library Lecture: The Archaeology of Medieval Castles

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is €5 (Members & Concessions €2.50). All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

The Archaeology of Medieval Castles

Terry Barry, Fellow Emeritus Trinity College Dublin

19:30, Thursday 21 September 2017

Téatar Máirtín Uí Chadhain, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

A graduate of Birmingham University, Professor Barry taught and researched in the Department of Medieval History up to retirement in 2016. His scholarly interests are in the archaeology of medieval Britain and Ireland, medieval castles and fortifications, and Viking archaeology. His many publications include The Archaeology of Medieval Ireland (London, 1987), with Vicky McAlister (eds) Space and Settlement in Medieval Ireland, (Dublin, 2015), and numerous articles and book chapters.

Friends of the Library Lecture: The Berkeley @ 50

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. As well as being a Friends of the Library event, it also features in the wider Berkeley50 year of celebrations, and admission is free to mark this. All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

Not just a building – not just a library: The Berkeley @ 50

Trevor Peare

19:30, Thursday 6 April 2017
Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

Trevor Peare, a Trinity graduate (Natural Science 1972), retired as Keeper (Readers’ Services) in 2015 having been on the Library staff for 43 years. Known for his affection of the Berkeley Library, he has given countless tours of the building to Trinity’s students, to architects and to the just curious over the years. As Keeper (Systems) in the 1990s, he oversaw the introduction of mainstream automation in the Library in parallel with the development of the Internet, the World Wide Web and into buildings designed before any of that was anticipated. Trevor is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and of the Library Association of Ireland.

Friends of the Library Lecture: Lost Landscapes – Reviving Historic Irish Gardens & Demesnes

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is €5 (Members & Concessions €2.50). All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

Lost Landscapes: Reviving Historic Irish Gardens & Demesnes

Finola Reid

19:30, Thursday 9 March 2017
Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

Finola Reid is a gardens consultant specialising in conservation and restoration projects in historic gardens, walled garden complexes and demesne landscapes throughout Ireland.  She trained in horticulture in the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, and worked on the garden staff there for many years before going into private consultancy. Her extensive knowledge and experience of plants, gardens and demesnes throughout Ireland stretches over more than four decades. She worked as programme manager of the ERDF funded ‘Great Gardens of Ireland Restoration Programme’ from 1994 to 2002, resulting in many gardens and demesnes being conserved and/or restored and opened to visitors, some for the very first time. Finola has served on the Heritage Council, the Irish Architectural Archive, and the Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Committee. She has advised on and designed planting scheme for many gardens and demesnes including Emo Court, Annes Grove, Castletown House, and Dowth Hall.