Visit Japanese research group

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We were very pleased to welcome a Japanese interdisciplinary research group on Irish traditional architectural history, led by Professor Takeshi Ito from the University of Tokyo. The group visited the Library last week for three days as part of their research project.

The group used resources from the Library’s holdings to carry out research into the city of Armagh’s history from the viewpoint of spatial configuration and social structure, and into the territorial history of County Armagh, focusing on the traditional linen industry. They also used the Library to prepare for the architectural investigation of several 18th and 19th Century houses in Armagh, including No 5.