Building Modern Ireland


A quick search of our OPAC [online catalogue] for material in our collections dating from our foundation as a new, literally, Free State in 1922 to the present, allows a re-examination of a range of circumstances and conditions as well as opening up pressing questions concerning the nation, its’ history and future. In doing so, familiar histories may be superseded by more varied, exploratory journeys and interpretations that link the history of the past and the present together emerge.

To view the exhibitions click on the thumbnails below:

  The Emergency in Ireland  American Loan Counter-Part Fund for Ireland  Consultative Cancer Council(Establishment)Order, 1948  Preservation Order Scattery Island, Co. Clare‌  Plan for Shannon Airport, 1958

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Royal Irish Academy, Building the Constitution Project

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

National Library of Ireland

National Archives of Ireland

UCD Archives

TCD Manuscripts & Archives