Through a stroke of luck, the diaries, reviews, and photos of famed Dublin actress Genevieve Lyons have been made available for the first time online.
Libraries have tended to collect high-brow ephemera such as opera programmes, rather than modest mealtime menus. One collection is trying to fill that gap.
“There is no other record in the country like it. I think that is a real treasure trove,” says Ellen Murphy.
The speedy reaction by Dublin City Archives to collect messages left at the memorial to Savita Halappanavar in the south inner-city shows a new effort to value items from the here and now.
A historian hopes to make them searchable, so Dubliners can easily find out whether their relatives were arrested in 1905-18.
From now until 10 December, a grassroots project is exhibiting memories and mementos that celebrate and explore the history of the Oliver Bond Flats.