Library Ireland Week 17-21 November

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 10:30
Russell Library


You are invited to
Maynooth College 1914-1918: An exhibition to mark the centenary of the First World War’
in the Russell Library, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth
Tuesday 18th November during Library Ireland Week


10.30 Arrival Tea/Coffee in Pugin Dining Room
11.00 Guest Lecture & Tour of Russell Library and exhibition
12.30 Close

Guest lectures by Dr. David Murphy, Centre for Military History & Strategic Studies, Department of History & Barbara McCormack, Librarian, Special Collections

The event is free of charge and open to the public. Staff from Libraries and Archives are particularly welcome. To book a place e-mail or telephone 01 - 7083890
The exhibition marks the centenary of the First World War and includes:

  • Correspondence from staff and students relating to the conflict
  • Material relating to Irish army chaplains, specifically those ordained at Maynooth College
  • An anti-conscription petition signed by staff and students in 1918
  • Ration cards, pocket Bibles and other war-related memorabilia