Kevin Barry memorial: announcement at N.U.I. convocation : erection in College


Newspaper cutting featuring an article concerning the approval of the Kevin Barry Memorial by the Governing Body of University College Dublin entitled ‘Announcement at N.U.I. Convocation: Erection in College’. [From the Irish Press]

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Note on the design of the memorial window


Undated manuscript note on headed paper of the Commerce Society, University College Dublin, discussing the commencement of the construction of the window and the proposed design to be submitted to the committee. The note has not been signed by or addressed to a specific individual but is presumably an intra-committee communication.

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Note on the memorial window


Brief undated manuscript note, written in Irish, concerning the Kevin Barry stained glass window and providing a very brief description of its background. Written on National University of Ireland headed paper.

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Memorials


Newspaper cutting from the Irish Press criticising the delay of the Governing Body of University College Dublin in erecting the stained glass window memorial dedicated to Kevin Barry.

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Composition of the memorial window


Manuscript list of the scenes to be depicted in the stained glass window accompanied by a rough sketch indicating the positioning of each individual scene within the panels. The sketch appears on the reverse of a leaflet for Harry Clarke and Sons Stained Glass Artists and Church Decorators, Dublin.

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The Kevin Barry memorial window


Document provides a detailed description of the scenes to be depicted in each of the eight individual panels of the stained glass window, to be designed and executed by Harry Clark Stained Glass Limited, North Frederick Street, Dublin. The descriptions outline the subject matter of each of the panels along with specifications relating to the composition and the symbolism of the scenes.

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Readers' views: Kevin Barry memorial


Newspaper cutting from the Irish Press featuring a letter sent by Joseph J. O' Donoghue IV of New York concerning the delays in the erection of the Kevin Barry Memorial and enclosing a cheque of $100 to be expended on the memorial window.

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The Kevin Barry memorial window


Loose page extracted from a University College Dublin magazine, featuring a black and white print copy of a photograph of the memorial window taken by Keogh Brothers Limited. The copy also features manuscript annotations suggesting possible changes to the window's design.

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The Kevin Barry memorial


Press copy of a statement signed by Bourke clarifying the date of the unveiling ceremony as the preparations were not complete for the intended date of Saint Patrick's Day, 17 March 1934. The statement also briefly describes the scenes to be depicted in the memorial window.

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Invitation to the unveiling of the Kevin Barry Memorial


Unaddressed invitation to the unveiling of the Kevin Barry Memorial in the Council Chamber, Earlsfort Terrace, University College Dublin on 1 November 1934, written both in English and in Irish.

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Kevin Barry Memorial File


Manuscript document entitled ‘Kevin Barry Memorial File’ concerning the decision of the Governing Body of University College Dublin to approve the erection of a stained glass window as a memorial to Kevin Barry and detailing discussions which took place on the other forms the memorial could potentially take, such as a scholarship or grant offered to students.

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Minutes of Kevin Barry Memorial Committee meeting held in 86 St Stephen's Green on 24th May 1932


The minutes of the meeting pertain to a discussion on whether the scheme outlined in the 1929–30 Report should be adhered to and the possibility of deferring payment for the window and suspending the collection of funds until the permission of the Governing Body has been obtained. The minutes were signed by Ua Rathghaille on 18 July 1932.

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Letter from C.B. Simmonds to John V. Bourke


Letter from C.B. Simmonds, manager, Harry Clarke Stained Glass Limited, to Bourke concerning additional charges relating to the completion of the stained glass window and the cost of supplying two inscribed tablets to accompany it.

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Letter from Dr John F. Harrington to John V. Bourke


Letter from Dr John F. Harrington, Andersonstown, Belfast, to Bourke concerning the attempt to contact former members of the 'H' Company First Battalion, Kevin Barry's former company, who were also fellow students, in order to request their presence at the unveiling ceremony.

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Letter from Denis J. Coffey to John V. Bourke


Brief manuscript letter from Denis J. Coffey, president of University College Dublin, to Bourke concerning the Kevin Barry stained glass window. He has just received Bourke’s letter but will be glad to see him about it.

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Letter from John V. Bourke to Denis J. Coffey


Letter from Bourke to Denis J. Coffey, president of University College Dublin, informing him that the stained glass window is ready and proposing that the official unveiling ceremony be held on 1 November 1934. The letter also discusses the cost of insuring the window.

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Letter from Dr John F. Harrington to the Kevin Barry Memorial Committee


Manuscript letter from Dr John F. Harrington, Andersonstown, Belfast, to the Kevin Barry Memorial Committee discussing his attempts to gather people who attended college with Kevin Barry, who were also in the 'H' Company First Battalion of the Irish Volunteers, and requesting information about the unveiling ceremony.

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Letter from Harry Clarke Stained Glass Limited to John V. Bourke


Brief letter from C.B. Simmonds, manager, Harry Clarke Stained Glass Limited, 6-7 North Frederick Street, Dublin. "Many thanks for your letter to hand this morning. You must excuse me if I do not answer it fully until early next week. I may say, however, that I am glad any points under consideration have now reached a definite conclusion".

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Letter from John V. Bourke to Dr John F. Harrington


Typed letter from Bourke to Dr John F. Harrington, Andersonstown, Belfast, responding to his letter of 3 October 1934, concerning plans for the unveiling ceremony and the intention of the memorial committee to invite former comrades of Kevin Barry.

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Letter from John V. Bourke to an unspecified member of the Memorial Committee


Typescript letter from Bourke to members of the Kevin Barry Memorial Committee requesting their attendance at a meeting in the Students’ Representative Council Room in University College Dublin on 23 March 1934. The letter includes an agenda for the meeting and informs the members that the memorial window is available for viewing at the Harry Clarke Stained Glass Studios.

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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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Letter from John V. Bourke to Reverend Professor T. Corcoran


Unsigned letter from Bourke, Students’ Representative Council, to Dr T. Corcoran extending an invitation to act as joint honorary treasurer, along with The O’Rahilly, of the Kevin Barry Memorial Fund.

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Letter from John V. Bourke to Professor Edward P. McLoughlin


Letter from Bourke, Students’ Representative Council, to Professor E.P. McLoughlin extending an invitation to act as joint honorary treasurer of the Kevin Barry Memorial Committee.

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Letter from M.J. O'Maille to the Committee


Brief manuscript letter from M.J. O'Maille, 106 Phibsboro' Road, Dublin, former schoolmate of Kevin Barry's in Belvedere College, to the Kevin Barry Memorial Committee enclosing a cheque as a contribution towards the erection of the memorial window.

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