“National Library of Ireland’s New Director Leads Her First Monthly Tour of Its Historic Dublin Home”
From The Irish Times:
There’s a satisfying symmetry to the way Audrey Whitty appears to have stepped from the National Museum of Ireland, where she was deputy director, to the identical-looking home next door, on Kildare Street in Dublin, of the National Library of Ireland.
The truth is less neat. For a start, it’s a very significant step to become the library’s director, as Whitty did in February. And in any case the museum’s HQ is now at its decorative-arts branch, at Collins Barracks, rather than in the building next to the National Library, which has become its archaeology branch, so she wasn’t really next door.
But that whole block in the middle of Dublin has enormous historical significance in the story of who we are. Leinster House, which now houses the Oireachtas, was originally the home of the Royal Dublin Society – and, for the first 13 years of its life, of the National Library, which moved into its current building in 1890.
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