Research Site Trips on Tuesday July 10th

1:45     Buses depart for the City

 2:30 Parallel Sessions (TCD & RIA, Edward Worth Library)

 Please select the research visit of your choice here

 XVII TCD Special Collections, led by Brendan O’Connell and Katherine Zieman (max 25)

The Library has kindly allowed us to display a small number of manuscripts and early printed books. Brendan O’Connell and Katherine Zieman will offer an overview and there will be opportunity for closer viewing, subject to the usual restrictions.

XVIII Royal Irish Academy Special Collections, led by Siobhan Fitzpatrick RIA (max 50)

A specially selected collection of manuscripts from the fourth to the twelfth centuries and a number of incunabula will be on display for the EBS group. One of the curators will talk us through the selection. In addition, delegates can enjoy the exhibition about Thomas Moore (nineteenth-century poet and songwriter), which will be on display in the Academy also at that time. There is a very short walk between TCD and the RIA, with ample selection of coffee shops.

XIX Guided visit of the Book of Kells and Long Room. Extra cost €11, payable in cash on 7th July at registration.

XX Guided visit of the Edward Worth Library (max 23). The pre-booked bus will drop any delegates, but it will require a return trip on the Luas (Dublin’s light rail system). We will provide tickets for the Luas, based on bookings made by the 30th of June.

Elizabethanne Boran will offer a guided tour of the Edward Worth library, which specialises in medical and scientific publications arising from the interests of the connoisseur book collector, Dr. Edward Worth (1676-1733). One of the attractive features of this library is that the original setting of the collections is as it was in the 1730s. On display will be a special exhibition of some of the treasures of Worth’s collection. Elizabethanne will also be available on Thursday afternoon, 11th July, for anyone staying around for the optional trips.


3:30 Free time to pick up coffee/move between venues


4:15pm Plenary Lecture II               Venue: Long Room Hub, Trinity

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