Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Maynooth Library - Heritage Week Events

Event Details - Heritage Week

 Letterpress Demonstration

This demonstration will be lead by Designer and Letterpress Printmaker, Mary Plunkett. Armed with a table top press and a case of type, she will give some background to the development of moveable type and demonstrate how it has been set and printed since the 15th century. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to set a line of type and print on an Adana table top press. Booking is essential as places are limited, please email:

Russell Library Tour

The Russell Library houses the historical collections of St. Patrick's College, Maynooth which was founded in 1795 as a seminary for the education of Irish priests. The reading room was designed by renowned British architect and designer Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52) and completed in the year 1861. The Library contains approximately 34,000 printed works dating from the 16th to the mid-19th century across a range of subjects including: theology, mathematics, science, geography, and history. Other important collections include: medieval manuscripts, archival material and incunabula (pre-1501 printing). The Library also holds a large and important body of Gaelic manuscripts, representing a rich tradition of history, religion and literature from the early 15th to the late 19th century. - See more at:

Letterpress Demonstration
Letterpress Demonstration

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