File 4 - Irish History / Bound Photographic and Document Volume

Phoenix Park Murders Election Flier for Patrick McCartan Can Ireland Stand Alone? Letter of the Executive Council of the Second Dáil British Empire Unlimited Why are you making war on Ireland! / Stop your war on Ireland now! Reginald Dunn’s statement Sinn Féin – the fruitful principle Who stands for the sovereignty of the Irish people? Sinn Féin Election Manifesto
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IE CA CP/3/16/4


Irish History / Bound Photographic and Document Volume


  • 1859-1952 (Creation)

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200 pp; 53 cm x 34 cm; Bound volume, newspaper clipping, photographic 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 is not paginated. The volume includes clippings, documents, photographs, ephemera, and references to the following:
• The anti-conscription campaign (1918).
• Nationalist and republican fliers and later anti-Treaty publicity material.
• Election filers and ephemera (1919-1922).
• Election flier titled ‘Put Him In To Get Him Out / vote for Griffith: the man in jail for Ireland’ (1918).
• A certificate of membership of the Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Dublin (1859).
• Original newspaper clippings relating to the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence.
• Sinn Féin bulletins (1924).
• South Armagh By-Election Handbill, 1918.
• Fianna Fáil election material.
• Newspaper clippings relating to Ireland’s policy of neutrality during the Second World War.
• Photographic print of Tom Kettle.
• ‘Comóradh i n-onóir Mhichíl Ui Chléirigh ... 25ú lá de mhí Meithimh, 1944’ (Dublin: Printed at the Sign of the Three Candles, 1944) with an enclosed invitation to Fr. Senan Moynihan OFM Cap.
• Original newspaper clippings re the Plan of Campaign (1886).
• Copy photographic prints of portraits of various Irish nationalist leaders including Theobald Wolfe Tone, Robert Emmet, Daniel O’Connell, William O’Brien, and Michael Davitt.
• Copy photographic print of John O’Leary.
• Photographic print of the exterior of St. Enda’s College, Rathfarnham, Dublin.
• Photographs of the destruction following the 1916 Rising.
• Membership certificate for the Wolfe Tone and Ninety-Eight Memorial Association (1898).
• Newspaper clippings relating to the 1922 general election.
• A printed flier (in Irish) from Ailtirí na hAiséirghe (1944).
• A letter from Eamon Donnelly to Fr. Senan Moynihan OFM Cap. (22 Dec. 1944). For biographical information on Donnelly see

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  • English
  • Irish
  • Latin

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There is some dust accumulation and mould damage to the volume. Some of the original clippings and printed fliers are extremely fragile. Careful manual handling of the volume is required.

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