Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Comóradh an tAth. P.S. Ó Duinnín

Comóradh 150 bliain de bhreith foclóirí, file agus scríbhneoir, an tAthair Pádraig Stiofán Ó Duinnín 1860-2010.

Rugadh an tAthair P.S. Ó Duinnín Lá Nollag 1860. Tá taispeántas sa leabharlann faoi láthair, lena shaothar a chomóradh. Thosaigh an taispeántas an Nollaig a d'imigh thart, agus beidh sé ann go deireadh Eanáir 2011.

Bhí baint mhór aige le hAthbheochan na Gaeilge. Ba bhall é den Irish Text Society augs bhí sé mar chathaoirleach ar Chraobh an Chéitinnigh de Chonradh na Gaeilge. Rinne sé eagarthóireacht ar thrí cinn de cheithre imleabhar de Foras Feasa ar Éirinn. Ach ba é foilsiú an fhoclóra Gaeilge-Béarla, a tháining ar an saol sa bhliain 1927, a thuill clú agus cáil dó agus áit speisialta i measc scoláirí mhóra na tíre.

Bhronn Ollscoil Náísiúnta na hÉireann céim oinigh air sa bhliain 1930. Chuir sé sraith leabhar ar fáil do mhúinteoirí bunscoile - stair na hÉireann ina measc.


The library is currently running an exhibition to celebrate the work of the Rev. P.S. Dinneen who was born 150 years ago on the 25th December 1860.

The exhibition has been running since December and will remain in place until the end of January 2011.

P.S. Dinneen was a very important contributor the Revival of the Irish Language. He was a member of the Irish Text Society and Chairperson of the Keating Branch of The Gaelic League. He edited three of the four volumes of Foras Feasa ar Éirinn. It was the 1927 edition of his Irish-English Dictionary which earned him a place among the Great Irish scholars. He was awarded with an honorary D.Litt from the National University of Ireland in 1930. He also produced a series of booklets designed for Primary School teachers which included – a history of Ireland.

Friday, January 14, 2011

JFK Online Archive

Scholars of American history (or anyone with a passing interest) may be interested in a new open access digital resource launched yesterday by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

The online archive of the 35th American president provides immediate access to hundreds of thousands of digital files such as documents, speeches, phone conversations and photographs.

A quick browse found an audio clip of JFK at Dublin Castle during his visit here in 1963, speaking about the importance of education to democracy and paying tribute to Ireland's educational heritage.

See an article in today's Irish Times about the resource here or go straight to the archive itself here.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Library Closed Jan 15

For health and safety reasons the Library will be closed this Saturday, January 15. This is to allow essential work related to the new building programme to be carried out.

We apologise for any incovenience to our users.

We will reopen next Monday at 9:00 (please note also that our opening hours during vacation week Jan 16-21 are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday).

Friday, January 7, 2011

Extra Opening Hours

Please note our extra opening hours this weekend - we are open until 10pm and 5pm on Friday and Saturday (Jan 7 & 8) respectively. Good luck from the Library to all those undertaking exams next week.

Swetwise Upgrade Jan 8

Any titles on our Journals A-Z which are linked via Swetwise will be unavailable from 7am-7pm tomorrow, January 8 to allow for an upgrade of their interface.

If there is a particular title you require access to, you could try DCU's SerialsSolutions link resolver tool to see if there is an alternative provider.