Kevin Barry Papers


A collection of material relating to Kevin Barry, who was executed for his part in the killing of three British soldiers in 1920. The collection includes material associated with his days at Belvedere College, his year as a medical student in UCD, and his brief time in custody at Mountjoy Prison before execution. The majority of the collection is composed of material gathered by Kathy Barry Maloney, Barry's sister, after his death.

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Irish Poetry Reading Collection


The Irish Poetry Reading Collection, which forms part of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive, is a central repository for readings by Irish poets, in both the English and the Irish language. This collection aims to capture and preserve the rich and diverse landscape of poetry in Ireland, and includes the voices of: established poets; emerging poets; performance poets; avant-garde poets; English and Irish language poets; and Irish diaspora poets. Many of the readings are accompanied by handwritten or typed presentation copies of the poem, created by the poet especially for the reading.

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Poems of Sinn Fein


Pamphlet of Republican poetry entitled Poems of Sinn Fein, by Mary Brennan Clapp and Dan Holland, Butte, Montana, United States, including a poem to Barry (p. 6).

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Fragment from the Wolfe Tone Annual


Fragment from the Wolfe Tone Annual with an article entitled 'Gallant Kevin Barry' by E O hAnnrachtaigh and a poem entitled 'Kevin Barry' by Constance De Markievicz.

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The Irish Nurses' Journal


The Irish Nurses' Journal, vol. 2, no. 11 (March 1938)

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The lgnatian


Copy of The lgnatian, students' journal of St. Ignatius College, San Francisco, California, with a three verse poem in tribute of Barry by Vincent W. Hallinan (p. 53).

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Manuscript of Pádraig Ó Laighin's poem 'Ní Thuigim Cén Fáth'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'Ní Thuigim Cén Fáth'.

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Signed typescript of Maurice Harmon's 'The Stunning Place'


Typescript presentation copy of the poem 'The Stunning Place'.

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Manuscript of Aifric Mac Aodha's poem 'Éalú Syrinx'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'Éalú Syrinx'.

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Signed typescript of Maurice Harmon's 'The Long Haul'


Typescript presentation copy of the poem 'The Long Haul'.

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Manuscript of Pádraig Ó Laighin's poem 'Cárta ó La Tuque'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'Cárta ó La Tuque'.

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Manuscript of Pádraig Ó Snodaigh's poem 'Grafton Street'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'Grafton Street'.

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Manuscript of Pádraig Ó Laighin's poem 'Oileán na nGael'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'Oileán na nGael'.

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Manuscript of Declan Collinge's poem 'Common Ground'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'Common Ground'.

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Manuscript of Declan Collinge's poem 'Father and Son (1966)'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'Father and Son (1966)'.

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Manuscript of Catherine Ann Cullen's poem 'Meeting at the Chester Beatty'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'Meeting at the Chester Beatty'.

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Manuscript of Pat Boran's poem 'Station Road, Sutton'


Handwritten transcription of the poem 'Station Road, Sutton'.

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Manuscript of Pat Boran's poem 'The Spire (10 years on)'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'The Spire (10 years on)'.

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Signed typescript of Maurice Harmon's 'Stone Games'


Typescript presentation copy of the poem 'Stone Games'. Signed by the author.

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Signed typescript of Maurice Harmon's 'Loose Connections'


Typescript presentation copy of the poem 'Loose Connections'. Signed by the author.

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Manuscript of Tony Curtis's poem 'Like the Buffalo'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'Like the Buffalo'.

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Manuscript of Gerard Smyth's poem 'House on Usher's Island'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'House on Usher's Island'.

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Manuscript of Gerard Smyth's poem 'Islandbridge'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'Islandbridge'.

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Manuscript of Betty Thompson's poem 'Elegy for Donal McCann'


Handwritten presentation copy of the poem 'Elegy for Donal McCann'.

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