File 5 - Irish History / Bound Photographic and Document Volume

Postcard Print of Seán Mac Diarmada Postcard Print of Éamon de Valera Postcard Print of The O’Rahilly Terence MacSwiney Memoriam Card Dr Kathleen Lynn and the ‘Republican Triplets’ Copy Print of Patrick Sarsfield Destroyed Four Courts, Dublin British Military Inspection National Army Troops Praying for Terence MacSwiney
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IE CA CP/3/16/5


Irish History / Bound Photographic and Document Volume


  • 1880-1947 (Creation)

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350 pp; 39 cm x 26 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 extremely 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 the following:
• Photographic prints of paintings of various Irish nationalists, writers, and public figures such as Patrick Sarsfield, Luke Wadding, Edmund Ignatius Rice, Daniel O’Connell, James Stephens, Lord Charlemont, Robert Emmet, William Smith O’Brien, Theobald Wolfe Tone, Isaac Butt, Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Arthur Griffith, and James Connolly.
• Original postcard prints of many of the 1916 Rising leaders.
• Memorial cards for Terence MacSwiney and Cathal Brugha.
• Photographic prints of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa’s funeral.
• Photographic print of the deceased Thomas Ashe.
• Postcard print titled ‘Dr Kathleen Lynn and the ‘Republican Triplets’
• Irish Volunteer photographs.
• Original photographs relating to the War of Independence, released prisoners, invitation cards and ephemera re the first Dáil meeting in January 1919.
• Numerous photographic prints of the commemoration on O’Connell Street of the 1916 Rising anniversary in 1941 (the prints were published in the 1942 edition of ‘The Capuchin Annual’),
• A print titled ‘British Army Leaves the Curragh Camp, County Kildare, 1922’.
• Postcard print titled ‘Enniscorthy leaders of the Rising’.
• Images of Thomas Ashe’s funeral.
• Photographic print of National Amy troops at Beggars Bush Barracks, Dublin, 1922.
• Original Constance Markievicz material.
• An image captioned ‘Freemasons’ Hall, Dublin, 1922’.
• Original Frank Fahy prisoner material.
• Postcard prints of the Catholic Emancipation centennial celebrations on Watling Street Bridge, Dublin, 1929.
• An hand drawn illustration of ‘Tintown’ at the Curragh Camp, County Kildare, 1923.
• Republic of Ireland Bond Certificate, 1920.
• Thomas MacDonagh images.
• Terence MacSwiney material.
• An image of Noel Lemass in the Mansion House, Dublin, 1915.
• Material relating to James Montgomery (Press Censor).
• A Charles Stewart Parnell Christmas card, 1880,
• A postcard image of the Cenotaph, Leinster House, Dublin.
• Original photographs of Éamon de Valera.
• A manuscript poem in Irish titled ‘To the Taoiseach after the Storm’ by Pádraig De Brún.
• Several images of the funeral of Michael Collins, Dublin, 1922.
• Political postcard cartoons relating to Irish Revolution.
• Images of Molly Childers and Seán T. O’Kelly.

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  • English
  • Irish

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The spine binding is slightly cracked at the ends and the text block is partially exposed. Some of the image content within the volume is also folded and marked. Careful cleaning and manual handling of the volume required.

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