Several hundred years of Irish history is represented by the items in our printed collections. Individually they give us an insight into the time they were created in, seen as a whole they embody stories of ambition, personal and political oppression, hope and revolution that reveal much about a changing and evolving society. Confronting and accepting the full diversity and complexity of Irish history (however painful) can be enriching and books, pamphlets and even raw artefacts (cacterised as street literature or ephemera), hint at a bigger and often forgotten history of objects and the fact that Irish society has constantly been shaped through our interactions with foreign cultures.
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Dublin Public Libraries, Dublin Heritage site http://www.dublinheritage.ie/
UCC Multitext Project in History http://multitext.ucc.ie/