File 3 - Irish History / Bound Photographic and Document Volume

Nora Connolly’s Speech in Glasgow Michael Collins Speech in Castlebar, County Mayo Save Derrynane Appeal Commemoration of the Battle of Fontenoy, Belgium An Open Letter to Winston Churchill / Denis Ireland Letter from Piaras Béaslaí Letter from Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha (‘An Seabhac’) Letter from Robert Monteith Royal Visit, Phoenix Park Racecourse, Dublin When Sligo honoured a Patriot / Constance Markievicz
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IE CA CP/3/16/3


Irish History / Bound Photographic and Document Volume


  • 1883-1952 (Creation)

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214 pp; 52.5 cm x 36 cm; Bound volume, newspaper clipping, photographic print, postcard print, manuscript, typescript

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(24 November 1900-26 July 1970)

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A bound volume with a manuscript title on the spine which reads ‘Irish history’. The content of the volume is varied and includes newspaper clippings, photographs, printed fliers, and original ephemera relating primarily to the Irish Revolution. The volume pages are not paginated. The volume includes clippings, documents, photographs, ephemera, and references to the following:
• Letters from Piaras Béaslaí and Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha (‘An Seabhac’).
• Clippings relating to the 1916 Rising and War of Independence.
• The funeral of Thomas Ashe.
• Photographic print of the visit of King Edward VII to the Phoenix Park racecourse, Dublin (April 1904).
• Michael Davitt.
• Wilfrid Scawen Blunt.
• Erskine Childers.
• Patrick Holohan.
• Archbishop John D’Alton.
• The Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations.
• Numerous original fliers, leaflets and handbills relating to the War of Independence and later the anti-Treaty interest during the Civil War.
• A flier titled ‘Funeral Procession of the “Freeman’s Journal”’ (1924).
• Numerous republican street ballad fliers and leaflets.
• Publicity material and original printed ephemera relating to Thomas Ashe.
• An original United Irish League national convention meeting ticket signed by Joseph Devlin (23 April 1912).
• A flier for a patriotic concert to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Robert Emmet, held in the Rotunda Rooms in Dublin (4 March 1915).
• Dublin by-election flier (1915).
• Signed Constance Markievicz postcard print (1918).
• The funeral of Hermann Görtz (May 1947).
• Obituaries for Tomás S. Cuffe (1949).
• Clippings towards the end of the volume relate to later commemorations (and obituary notices) for prominent Irish nationalists.
• Photographs placed at the end of the volume show several actors in traditional Gaelic clothing for a theatrical performance (most likely a Saint Patrick pageant).

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  • English
  • Irish

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There is some dust and mould damage to the volume. Some of the clippings and printed fliers within the volume are extremely fragile. Very careful manual handling of the volume is required.

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