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The university of the people : celebrating Ireland's public libraries

Author: Norma McDermott; Muriel McCarthy; Comhairle Leabharlanna (Ireland); Raidió Teilifís Éireann.
Publisher: Dublin : Chomhairle Leabharlanna : RTÉ, 2003.
Series: Thomas Davis lectures, 2002.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norma McDermott; Muriel McCarthy; Comhairle Leabharlanna (Ireland); Raidió Teilifís Éireann.
ISBN: 1873512104 9781873512104
OCLC Number: 57235376
Description: xi, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Archbishop Marsh and the first public library in Ireland / Muriel McCarthy --
Haunt of the idler or centre for learning? : public libraries 1849-1949 / Nodlaig Hardiman --
Carnegie libraries in Ireland / Brendan Grimes --
Decades of aspiration : public libraries 1947-87 / Deirdre Ellis King --
The public library : a national imperative / Noel Dempsey --
The post-war public library service : bringing books "to the remotest hamlets and the hills"? / Diarmaid Ferriter --
The library and imaginative freedom / Declan Kiberd --
The young reader and the public library / Robert Dunbar --
Something stirring : the extraordinary in the ordinary day of the public library / Fionnuala Hanrahan --
Information and empowerment through the public library / Liam Ronayne --
A rich and diverse treasure : special collections in public libraries / Máire Kennedy --
Unrealised potential : the relationship of schools with the library service / John Coolahan --
Local access, global reach / Sean Phillips --
Reading, writing and rebelling : growing up with public libraries / Fintan O-Toole.
Series Title: Thomas Davis lectures, 2002.
Responsibility: [consulting editor, Norma McDermott ; contributors, Muriel McCarthy and others].

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