Here at the National Library of Ireland we look after the largest collection of Irish printed, manuscript, and visual material in the world, and our collections span almost 1,000 years of Irish art, culture, history and literature.
We first started on flickr in February 2010 with a range of items from our Ephemera Collections. These printed items - originally produced to be almost as quickly thrown away - are invaluable as a means of gaining snapshots of different periods in Ireland's social, political, economic and cultural history. Though transient items, they're sometimes very beautiful to look at, occasionally fascinating, and often unintentionally funny...
As well as Ephemera on our "other" flickr photostream, we also add items from our Manuscript collections, Prints and Drawings, Exhibitions, as well as photos from Library Events.
Plus see what else we're up to on Twitter and Facebook, and don't forget to read our Blog.
We're SO delighted to be on The Commons now since Thursday, 2 June 2011, giving just a taster of our huge range of photos. And we'll be constantly adding more!
Meanwhile, we positively welcome your comments on any items in our photostream. Dating and location information that we've already received is just brilliant! Please feel free to add tags or notes. These images are here for you to enjoy...
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