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English and Irish language readings by Irish poets. Irish Poetry Reading Collection

Irish Republican Hero. UCD student. Kevin Barry Papers

A fitting memorial to UCD student, Kevin Barry. Papers of the Kevin Barry Memorial Committee

May 1916 : Henry Street, Dublin, after the shelling of the rebels. 1916 Rising Postcards

James Joyce as a boy. Curran Collection photographs

Pat, 19th-century satire. Pat

Roman silver coin, UCD Classical Museum. Roman Republican Coins

Michael Collins & hurlers. Desmond FitzGerald Photographs

Stephens Green (1898) Thom's Directory Maps

Irish Free State Army soldiers Desmond FitzGerald Photographs

Page from a diary. Fr Francis A. Gleeson Papers

Housing Plans for Greater Dublin. Dublin Town Planning Competition 1914

Cork, Patrick Street (1920). Desmond FitzGerald Photographs

Drawing water, Omeath, Co. Louth. Folklore Photographs

Limburg POW camp. Boehm/Casement Papers

Georgian architecture. Domestic sites in Dublin

Visual resources. Beranger watercolours

History & politics. de Valera press photos

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New Collections

  • Irish Poetry Reading Collection
    IPRA A collection of readings by Irish poets, in both the English and the Irish language.
  • Kevin Barry Papers
    Kevin Barry A collection of material relating to Kevin Barry, a UCD student, who was executed for his part in the killing of three British soldiers in 1920.
  • Papers of the Kevin Barry Memorial Committee
    Barry Memorial Papers of the Kevin Barry Memorial Committee, documenting the commissioning of a memorial Harry Clarke stained glass window.
  • 1916 Rising Postcards
    1916 Rising Postcards An excellent contemporary pictorial record of the damage done to Dublin during the 1916 Rising.

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Cultural heritage repositories at UCD hold unique resources that reflect the heritage and history of Ireland. UCD Digital Library provides access to resources from many UCD cultural repositories, including: UCD Library Special Collections; UCD Archives; the National Folklore Collection UCD; the UCD Irish Dialect Archive; map collections in the Schools of UCD School of Geological Sciences and Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy; the UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy; the UCD Classical Museum; and more.

Many collections in the Digital Library are also published to Europeana, the digital online gateway to European cultural heritage collections.

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New Features

A new approach to digital images has been introduced to enhance users' experience and to support scholarly research and innovation.

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Support for the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) has been upgraded and expanded, making tens of thousands of high-resolution deep-zoomable images in the UCD Digital Library useable in new ways. This includes support for the innovative Mirador image viewer, now selectable as the default image viewer from the Options tool in the Digital Library page header.

Try out Mirador and experience the benefits of the IIIF approach to disseminating images at our demo page.

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