Benjamin Iveagh Library Award
Congratulations to Dr. Nora Moroney who has been awarded a two-year post-doctoral fellowship to study our Benjamin Iveagh Library at Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park.
The project will be a cultural history of the collecting practices of Benjamin Iveagh (1937-92). What did it mean to collect over 4,000 very beautiful old books and manuscripts in mid-twentieth-century Ireland? What did he purchase and why? Where did the volumes originate? What is the significance of the collection today?
Dr Moroney’s award was made under the Enterprise Partnership Scheme operated by the Irish Research Council. Her academic mentor will be Professor Eve Patten of Trinity College Dublin.
The involvement of Marsh’s Library in this scheme was made possible by an award from the Trustees of the Lauchentilly Foundation, and is facilitated by our colleagues in the Office of Public Works at Farmleigh House.