Draft letter requesting input on the design of the memorial window


Unaddressed draft manuscript letter requesting assistance in deciding the design of the stained glass window to be erected in the Council Chamber of University College Dublin and looking for suggestions for appropriate historical scenes in Irish history that could be included in the design. The letter features a note stating that a copy of the letter was sent to Dr [Denis J.] Coffey, Professor M. Hayden and Professor Eoin MacNeill.

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Loose sheet of notes on actions taken by the committee


Loose sheet featuring manuscript notes on decisions made by the Kevin Barry Memorial Committee relating to the adoption of an unspecified report by the committee and the election of members to the committee for the period 4 December 1927–19 March 1928. The reverse of the page also features a list of eleven possible options for the form of a memorial dedicated to Kevin Barry.

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Minutes of the Kevin Barry Memorial Committee 1927–28


Manuscript notes on decisions made by the committee at a meeting held in Earlsfort Terrace on 13 March [1927 or 1928]. The notes discuss attempts to obtain permission to erect a water font in University Church or to hold an annual memorial mass for Kevin Barry. It also refers to suggestions to construct a memorial in St Stephen's Green. The minutes are signed by B. O Reilly, secretary of the Kevin Barry Memorial Committee.

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Manuscript minutes of multiple committee meetings


Loose sheet of manuscript notes on the members of and decisions made by the Kevin Barry Memorial Committee for the period November 1920–December 1926. The page contains brief dated entries for individual meetings which refer to decisions made and the names of members elected to the committee.

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Circular letter appealing for subscriptions


Circular letter entitled 'The Kevin Barry Memorial Fund' containing a brief history of the memorial fund and a request for contributions and subscriptions. The letter is written both in English and in Irish and features the names of the members of the committee. The names of ex-committee members have been crossed out with pencil.

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Draft of history of the Kevin Barry Memorial: part of the final report of the Kevin Barry Memorial Committee 1929–30


Draft manuscript report providing a detailed history of the Kevin Barry Memorial following a proposal made at a meeting of the Students' Representative Council of University College Dublin on 2 November 1920, the day following the execution of Kevin Barry. The report is written within two short examination booklets which have been labelled 'I' and 'II.'

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Students' Representative Council Kevin Barry Memorial Committee: Report for the Year 1926–27


Manuscript report, written in Irish, relating to the proposed memorial and the search for approval for the project from the Governing Body of University College Dublin. The report was unanimously adopted by the committee and has been signed by Eoin Ó Broleáin, secretary, and Pádraig O Donnobhán, vice-president of the committee.

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Manuscript printing costs


Loose sheet featuring rough manuscript accounts, likely pertaining solely to the printing costs associated with circulars and envelopes.

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Postage costs


Manuscript accounts detailing the cost of letters sent by the committee to subscribers and members along with the cost of circulars sent during the committee’s appeal for funds for the memorial. The rough accounts refer to individual letters sent by the committee and feature a running total for the period 1 January 1933–15 November [1934]

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Statement of postage costs


Loose sheet features manuscript accounts for the costs associated with posting letters and circulars for the Kevin Barry Memorial Fund.

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Manuscript minutes of a committee meeting


Loose page featuring rough manuscript minutes of a meeting of the Kevin Barry Memorial Committee, 14 November [1934]. The minutes refer to a statement made by O’Rahilly relating to money owed to Clarke Studios.

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Minutes of meeting held in U.C.D. on Monday 8th January


Minutes of a meeting of the Kevin Barry Memorial Committee. The minutes refer to the proposed acceptance of subscriptions from people who do not and have never attended University College Dublin and the proposed date for the unveiling ceremony. The meeting was adjourned and resumed on the 15th January. The minutes were signed by Desmond Bell, chairman, 1 March 1934.

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Minutes of Kevin Barry Memorial meeting held on Friday April 27th 1934 in the S.R.C. Room at 5.30 p.m.


The minutes concern payment due to the Clarke studio, the date of the unveiling ceremony and the decision to publish a photograph of the stained glass window in the college magazine Comhthrom Feinne. The minutes were signed by Desmond Bell, chairman, 23 July 1934, and feature manuscript annotations.

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Minutes of meeting held in the Law Room U.C.D. on 10th Nov. 1933


Minutes refer to the exhibition of black and white designs for the panels of the stained glass window along with comments and suggested changes made by the Memorial Committee. The minutes were signed by Desmond E. Bell, chairman, 2 January 1934.

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Minutes of meeting held in the S.R.C. Room U.C.D. on March 1st at 5.30 p.m.


Minutes refer to the question of whether to accept subscriptions from political parties and the likelihood that the stained glass window would not be completed for the intended Saint Patrick's Day unveiling. Signed by Desmond Bell, 27 April 1934.

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Minutes of Kevin Barry Memorial Committee held on Jan. 2 1934


Minutes pertain to a discussion on whether the committee should accept financial assistance from the public following a letter published in the Irish Press from Joseph J. O' Donoghue IV of New York concerning the Kevin Barry Memorial. Mr O' Donoghue also sent $100 to be given to the Memorial Fund in order to facilitate its completion. In another context, Keogh Brothers Photographers offered to print and sell memoriam cards and donate the proceeds to the fund. The minutes were signed by William P. Fay, chairman, 8 January 1934.

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Minutes of Kevin Barry Memorial meeting held in U.C.D. on 23rd July at 5.30


Document contains the minutes of a meeting of the Kevin Barry Memorial Committee and was signed by Desmond C. Bell, chairman of the committee on 11 October 1934. The minutes refer primarily to proposed alterations to the window and payment due to Harry Clarke Stained Glass Limited.

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Minutes of Kevin Barry Memorial Committee held in U.C.D. on the 11th October 1934 at 7.30 p.m.


Brief minutes of a meeting of the committee, signed by Kevin Mangan, chairman of the committee, 14 November 1934.

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List of names


Manuscript list of the names and short addresses of nine individuals written on the stationary of the University College Dublin, Boat Club, Earlsfort Terrace. All but two of the names have been marked with a check mark.

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List of University College Dublin graduates


Typed list of the names and addresses of graduates, presumably from University College Dublin. Some of the names have been given manuscript check marks or have been crossed out.

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List of subscribers up to 15 July 1933


Loose sheet featuring a list of subscribers to the Kevin Barry Memorial Fund up to 15 July 1933. The list contains the full name of the subscriber and their subscription amount. The front page contains a typed list and the reverse features a continued manuscript list of subscribers along with a running total.

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List of circular recipients


Loose sheet featuring a short manuscript list of names under the title 'Circulars–K.B. Memorial'. Some of the names have been crossed out; the list is presumably a list of names to which the committee intends to send a circular appealing for funds and subscriptions.

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Manuscript list of subscribers


Undated manuscript list of 37 subscribers and the amount of their subscription to the memorial fund.

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List of potential subscribers


Loose sheet featuring a manuscript list of names and brief addresses of individuals who have presumably been identified as potential or likely subscribers to the memorial fund.

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