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Venue: National Library of Ireland Website: www.nli.ie Price: Free Date: 24th October Time: 7pm

Can’t get enough of that Irish history in class? Want to delve a little deeper into our little island’s turbulent history? Well then it’s time to join Dr Enda Delaney, author of The Curse of Reason: The Great Irish Famine 1845-52, for an insight into his research on the Elizabeth Smith papers held in the National Library of Ireland, which provide a contemporary account of conditions in Wicklow during the Great Famine.

This lecture is the second of a new monthly lecture series entitled ‘BiblioFiles’. The lecture series showcases writers and academics who have carried out research at the National Library. The lectures will provide a platform for writers, academics and others who have used the library’s facilities to talk about the research and other work they have carried out there.

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