Photograph of "Turning the Sod" ceremony at UCD: Éamon de Valera leaving the platform, escorted by Michael Tierney and Frank Aiken, Belfield.


Photograph of "Turning the Sod" ceremony at UCD: Éamon de Valera leaving the platform, escorted by Michael Tierney and Frank Aiken, Belfield.

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[Photograph of President de Valera kissing the ring of Rev. Dr. John Charles McQuaid Archbishop of Dublin.]


[Photograph of President de Valera kissing the ring of Rev. Dr. John Charles McQuaid Archbishop of Dublin.]

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Photograph of "Turning the Sod" ceremony at UCD: President de Valera addressing the guests, Belfield.


Photograph of "Turning the Sod" ceremony at UCD: President de Valera addressing the guests, Belfield.

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Photograph of "Turning the Sod" ceremony at UCD: Éamon de Valera preparing to break the soil, Belfield.


Photograph of "Turning the Sod" ceremony at UCD: Éamon de Valera preparing to break the soil, Belfield.

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Photograph of "Turning the Sod" ceremony at UCD: Michael Tierney addressing the guests, Belfield.


Photograph of "Turning the Sod" ceremony at UCD: Michael Tierney addressing the guests, Belfield.

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Photograph of "Turning the Sod" ceremony at UCD: President de Valera addressing the guests, Belfield.


Photograph of "Turning the Sod" ceremony at UCD: President de Valera addressing the guests, Belfield.

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[De Valera and religious at plane (prior to departure).]


[De Valera and religious at plane (prior to departure).]

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The Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive (IVRLA) is a digitisation project launched in UCD in January 2005. The project was conceived as a means to increase and facilitate access to UCD’s cultural heritage repositories through the adoption of digitisation technologies.

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