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  • Civilising the hairy savage in 16th century Ireland


    To mark Movember, we invited “pogonographer-in-chief” Alun Withey, to commission a month of posts celebrating the history and culture of facial hair. Here’s the fifth in the series, by Clodagh Tait. Hair was a political issue in early modern Ireland.… Continue reading

  • Easing the way for literature


    16th June 1904: a young Dubliner goes on a first date with the woman who will become the mother of his children and (much later) his wife. Eighteen years later – that is, in 1922, ninety years ago – he… Continue reading

  • A treat at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin


    © The Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Only a few more days for readers in Ireland to see the exhibition China through the lens of John Thomson: 1868-1872, which comes to an end at the Chester Beatty Library… Continue reading