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.

Friends of the Library Lecture: A Discovery from the Fagel Library – The St Petersburg Drawings

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.

A Discovery from the Fagel Library: The St Petersburg Drawings

Dr Eddie McParland

19:30, Thursday 16 February 2017
Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

Dr McParland joined the TCD Department of the History of Art in 1973 and was elected a Fellow in 1984. His research has been mainly in the history of Irish architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries. His many publications include a biography of James Gandon in 1985 and a history of public architecture in Ireland between 1680 and 1760 (Yale 2001). A founder of the Irish Architectural Archive in 1976 and the Irish Landmark Trust, Dr McParland was elected Pro-Chancellor of the University in 2013.

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Berkeley50 – A Year of Celebrations

Our iconic Berkeley Library is 50 years old this year – and we need your help to celebrate!

Every week, we will release a new post on the Berkeley50 website – check out the first ones there already. We need your photos and stories to make this work. Can you help?

Some of the stories will be about the time before the opening, when Trinity was pulling together the funds and deciding on the design. This is a snippet from the film that was released in 1958 to help fundraise:

We will be hosting a series of events to celebrate the anniversary. Follow the events and stories on Twitter using #berkeley50.

 

Friends of the Library Lecture: Bram Stoker and Trinity College Dublin

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

The Creation of a Writer: Bram Stoker and Trinity College Dublin by Paul Murray

19:30, Thursday 24 November 2016
Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

Paul Murray, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, is a writer and former diplomat. His biography, From the Shadow of Dracula: A Life of Bram Stoker, was published (Jonathan Cape: London) in 2004 and was republished this year by Fitz-Press. His previous biography, A Fantastic Journey: The Life and Literature of Lafcadio Hearn (UK, 1993;  USA, 1997; Japan, 2000) won the 1995 Koizumi Yakumo Literary Prize in Japan and was awarded the Lord Mayor of Dublin’s Commendation the same year. His selection of the horror writings of Lafcadio Hearn was published as Nightmare-Touch in 2010. His play, Gothic Horror: the Dublin Haunting of Lafcadio Hearn, was performed in Dublin in recent years. Murray served in the Irish diplomatic service from 1972 to 2012, and was Ambassador of Ireland to South Korea from 1999 to 2004. He was also appointed Ireland’s first Ambassador to the DPRK in 2004.

Friends of the Library Lecture: Monsignor O’Carroll on ‘The Irish College in Rome and its Library’

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

Monsignor Ciarán O’Carroll, Rector of the Pontifical Irish College, Rome on The Irish College in Rome and its Library.

19:30, Thursday 20 October 2016
Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

Monsignor O’Carroll was appointed Rector of the Pontifical Irish College in Rome in 2011, previously serving as the Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation in the Archdiocese of Dublin and Administrator of the Catholic University Church on St Stephen’s Green. He served as secretary to the Council of Priests, Chair of the Dublin Diocesan Trócaire Working Group, and was a member both of the Diocesan Council and the board of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress held in Dublin in 2012.

The Irish College in Rome was founded on 1st January 1628 by the Irish Franciscan, Fr Luke Wadding O.F.M. and the Italian Cardinal, Ludivico Ludovisi, a nephew of Pope Gregory XV. In 1642 the College received the first of a series of donations of books which form the nucleus of the present collection of antique books. Today the College library contains over 15,000 volumes. These include approximately 300 sixteenth century books and over 700 publications from the17th and 18th centuries. The Irish Room contains the most extensive collection of works on Irish history available in Rome.