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Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:17:49 PDT

Gate Theatre Digital Archive now open for research at NUI Galway

The digital archive of the Gate Theatre, Dublin, is now accessible in the Archives Reading Room of the Hardiman Building. Comprising a wealth of material in a range of formats and media, the archive and documents of one of Ireland's leading theatres, from the late 1980s to present, is newly open to study and research. Rosaleen lenihan as 'Mary Tyrone' in Eugene O'Neill's'Long Day's Journey

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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:35:13 PDT

'Shakespeare Lives' exhibition now on at the Hardiman Library

Shakespeare Lives through Kenneth Branagh on Stage and Screen James Hardiman Library Foyer 16-26 August, 2016 Shakespeare Lives is an unprecedented global programme of events and activities celebrating William Shakespeare’s work on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. This exhibition celebrates the work of Kenneth Branagh in bringing Shakespeare to life on

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 08:37:31 PDT

Using the Reading List Service: Preparing for the New Semester

Our Reading List Service is now up and running and we are keen to work with as many academic staff as possible in preparation for the upcoming academic year. The service integrates Library resources, reading lists and Blackboard, making our resources more intuitive and accessible to students. It saves academic time by simplifying ordering and offering chapter and article scanning. As

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