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Dublin Castle and the Great Hunger

By Dervilia Roche, Guide and Education Officer Here at Dublin Castle, we have been delighted to host the Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger exhibition over the last few months, with visitors enjoying the exhibition in their hundreds every day. The collection, from...

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The Irish Sword of State

By William Derham, Collections, Research & Interpretation The Irish Sword of State that we know today is a remarkable object, both as a work of craftsmanship and as a tantalising witness to history. As representations of power, derived from military ability, swords as...

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From the Crown Jewels to the Liam MacCarthy Cup

By Dr Myles Campbell, Collections, Research & Interpretation On 9 November 1849, Queen Victoria awoke to a surprise. Waiting to be unwrapped were two gifts from her husband, Prince Albert, which he had purchased during their visit to Dublin three months earlier....

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Bram Stoker in Dublin Castle

By Caoimhe Creed, Guide & Information Officer With Halloween just around the corner and the Bram Stoker Festival in full swing, what better time to remember one of Dublin Castle's most famous ex-employees? Abraham 'Bram' Stoker's haunting magnum opus, Dracula, is one...

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Work in Progress: The Medieval Tower

By William Derham, Research & Collections In recent weeks, a row of fencing has appeared in the south-west corner of the Lower Yard at Dublin Castle, announcing the beginning of what will be a two-year conservation project on one of the oldest parts of the Castle: the...

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Sacred Places

By Dr Myles Campbell, Collections and Research    ‘Sacred places are protected from spoliation; they are steeped in the hopes and sufferings of those who have fought for them. And they belong to others who are yet to be.’ Roger Scruton Working in Collections and...

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A Snapshot of Events: Hosting EU Presidencies

By Christiaan Feehan, Event Manager   Did you know the Hibernia Conference Centre is for the most part a subterranean complex? It’s also one of the more modern additions to the upper courtyard in Dublin Castle, constructed as it was in the late 1980s in preparation...

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