File 7 - Views of Irish Life

Eyre Square, Galway Parliament Street, Dublin Jaunting Cars, Avoca, County Wicklow Turf Cutting, Allenwood, County Kildare Turf Gatherers Roundstone, County Galway Fishing Huts, Achill Island, County Mayo Irish Army on Manoeuvres Irish Army vehicle on pontoon bridge Irish Army motorcyclists
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IE CA CP/1/1/2/7


Views of Irish Life


  • c.1930-1955 (Creation)

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102 pp; 44 cm x 43 cm; Bound volume; black and white print

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A bound volume containing photographic prints complied for publication and illustrative purposes by Fr. Senan Moynihan OFM Cap. A manuscript annotation to the spine reads ‘Views’. Many of the prints are of scenic locations in Ireland (ecclesiastical sites, landscapes on the western seaboard, particularly in County Kerry), rural life, turf-cutting during the Emergency, and prominent individuals, both lay and clerical. The album includes the following prints (the index number refers to the pagination within the volume):

  1. Ashford Castle, County Mayo.
  2. Turf cutting at Allenwood, County Kildare, 1942.
  3. Irish army artillery cross a river on a pontoon bridge in the south of Ireland.
  4. Graduation ceremony for Irish Army officers.
  5. Beach at Muckross, Kilcar, County Donegal.
  6. The dedication of the Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Felim, Cavan Town, by Cardinal MacRory in 1942.
  7. St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny, County Donegal.
  8. The Crypt, Baptistery and Strongbow’s Tomb in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.
  9. The exterior of Westminster Cathedral, London.
  10. The ruins of Mellifont Cistercian Abbey, County Louth.
  11. A view of Errigal Mountain and the Clady River, County Donegal.
  12. Glencolumbcille Village, County Donegal.
  13. Portsalon Hotel, Fanad, County Donegal.
  14. Malinbeg, County Donegal.
  15. Lough Corrib viewed from Ashford Castle Hotel.
  16. The ruins of Killarney House, County Kerry. Note: The building was destroyed by fire in August 1913.
  17. Dunloe Castle, County Kerry.
  18. The spire of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, County Kerry.
  19. Killaha Castle, Glenflesk, County Kerry.
  20. ‘A view from Parish Priest’s house, Glenflesk, County Kerry’.
  21. Muckross Lake, Killarney, County Kerry.
  22. The Gap of Dunloe, County Kerry.
  23. Photograph of copies of the ‘Orange Terror’ offprint for sale in The Capuchin Annual office on Capel Street, Dublin.
  24. Eyre Square, Galway city.
  25. The exterior of St. Peter’s College, Wexford.
  26. Monument to the Pikemen of 1798, Tralee, County Kerry.
  27. Lumbering trees on Ross Island, Killarney, County Kerry.
  28. ‘The Castle (coast guard station ruin), Casement’s Landmark, Banna beach, County Kerry’.
  29. Newport, County Mayo.
  30. View from the window of the Courthouse, Tralee, County Kerry.
  31. Presentation Convent, Tralee, County Kerry.
  32. Meentogues National School, Killarney, County Kerry.
  33. The road from Achill, County Mayo.
  34. Jarvey cars at Avoca, County Wicklow.
  35. The ruins at Wether’s Well, Ardfert, County Kerry.
  36. The village and harbour of Roundstone, County Galway.
  37. ‘Seasonal fishing caves on Achill Island, County Mayo’.
  38. Kylemore Lake, County Galway.
  39. John A. Costello (1891-1976).
  40. William Norton (1900-1963).
  41. Frank Fahy (1880-1953).
  42. Siobhán McKenna (1923-1986).
  43. Thomas MacGreevy (1893-1967).
  44. Fr. Senan Moynihan OFM Cap. (1900-1970).
  45. T.J. Molloy, photographer.
  46. Professor Leonard Eliezer Abrahamson MD (1896-1961).
  47. Eoin Usal Ó Ríain.

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The album was donated to the Irish Capuchin Archives by David Devine whose father, also David, worked with Fr. Senan Moynihan OFM Cap. and Fr. Gerald McCann OFM Cap. in the Capuchin Publications Office.

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