A view of the ‘Innisfallen’ docked at the Port of Cork in about 1955. Constructed in 1948 for the British & Irish Steam Packet Company (later known as B&I Line), this was the third ship named ‘Innisfallen’ to serve on the Irish Sea route between Cork and the ports of Fishguard and Swansea in South Wales. The ship was built at William Denny and Brothers Shipbuilders in Dumbarton, Scotland. The ship continued to serve the Port of Cork until 1968 when it was sold to Hellenic Maritime Lines in Greece and renamed ‘Poseidonia’. Following its long years of service, it ended its days at a shipbreakers’ yard in Brindisi, Italy, in 1985.
Manuscript transcript of song ‘Republicans are We’ to the air of ‘The Soldiers’ Song’. The first verse reads: ‘When bravely we’d fought our land to free Our Tricolour flying o’ar us, The ancient foe for peace did seek, From I.R.A. victorious Our envoys went to London town And there, let our Republic down; But still, till Freedom battle’s won Republicans are We’.
An image of two inhabitants of the Aran Islands in about 1940. The title of the print is ‘seanchas’, an old Irish word referring to the act of storytelling and conveying an ancient tale handed down by oral tradition. A ‘seanchaí’ was a storyteller or a custodian of this tradition.
The song uses the refrain ‘Up Plunkett and McGuinness! For I want my four green fields'. Joseph McGuinness contested the 1917 South Longford by-election. At that time, he was prison in Lewes, Sussex, for his part in the 1916 Rising.
1851003 Sabastian Keens: 30th ordination eulogy ; handwritten copy of eulogy (called panegyric) given to Sebastian by his students. This did not go down well with our chronicler, Salvian Nardocci. The document only came to hand on above entry date and so is not in chronological order. The Student was Conf. Ambrose Gorman 1884024