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Library: 15 May 2020

Irish manuscript on the lives of saints from the King’s Inns Library was recently digitised by Irish Script on Screen

Irish manuscript on the lives of saints from the King’s Inns Library was recently digitised by Irish Script on Screen

Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) recently digitised another of the Irish manuscripts from the King’s Inns Library collection. MS 19 is an 18th work on the lives of saints bound in a home–made cover of cardboard and leather.

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Library: 05 March 2020

Les Ans du Roi – from Manuscript Originals to Printed Copies

Les Ans du Roi – from Manuscript Originals to Printed Copies

The King’s Inns Library commissioned Benjamin van de Wetering at The Ox Bindery to carry out some conservation work on our copy of the Les Ans du Roi Richard II.

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Library: 16 December 2019

King’s Inns Library is one of the participating institutions in the Beyond 2022 Project

King’s Inns Library is one of the participating institutions in the Beyond 2022 Project

King’s Inns Library is delighted to be participating in the innovative Beyond 2022 project which will create an open–access virtual reconstruction of the Record Treasury destroyed in 1922.

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Library: 12 December 2019

The King’s Inns Library acquired an unusual but beautiful addition to their collection

The King’s Inns Library acquired an unusual but beautiful addition to their collection

The King’s Inns Library acquired an unusual but beautiful addition to their Library collection on Wednesday 11 December 2019, when a signed copy of Bláthanna: Irish Spaces in Flowers was presented by the authors to King’s Inns.

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Library: 10 July 2019

King’s Inns Librarian appointed as President of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians

King’s Inns Librarian appointed as President of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians

Renate Ni Uigin, Librarian at The Honorable Society of King’s Inns became President of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) in June 2019.

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Library: 17 April 2019

Special Launch Screening of Confinement, a short film by Trish McAdam

Special Launch Screening of Confinement, a short film by Trish McAdam

A timespace map across 500 years from Henrietta Street to Grangegorman, using digital animated charcoal drawings, the film is narrated by the imagined, irreverent voice of a dead artist friend, Tony Rudenko, voiced by Aidan Gillen, with music by composer Roger Doyle.

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Library: 13 February 2019

#BookCoverChallenge undertaken by King’s Inns Library

#BookCoverChallenge undertaken by King’s Inns Library

The King’s Inns Library @KILibrary was recently challenged on Twitter to take part in the #BookCoverChallenge – to post an image of a different book cover each day for 7 days with no explanations.

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Library: 15 November 2018

Conservation rebinding of the first edition of the expanded Magna Carta 1556

Conservation rebinding of the first edition of the expanded Magna Carta 1556

The Magna Carta or Great Charter is the foundation stone of the rule of law in the British Isles. It has provided the outline for modern democracies and has managed to remain relevant to the cause of human rights even today.

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Library: 06 September 2018

Parallel Lives: John Redmond and Edward Carson, King’s Inns’ Alumni and Statesmen

Parallel Lives: John Redmond and Edward Carson, King’s Inns’ Alumni and Statesmen

On Tuesday 26th June, 2018, in the Benchers’ Room, an historical discussion “Parallel Lives: John Redmond and Edward Carson, King’s Inns’ Alumni and Statesmen” was held. The two speakers were Professor Alvin Jackson and Mr Frank Callanan SC.

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Library: 23 April 2018

The Averil Deverell Exhibition

The Averil Deverell Exhibition

On Thursday 22nd February, 2018, a reception was held in the Junior Common Room to launch the recently acquired archive of Averil Deverell BL. Averil Katherine Statter Deverell (1893–1979) was one of the first two women, along with Frances Kyle, called to the Irish Bar on the 6th November 1921.

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