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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Kevin Barry: half length studio portrait


Mounted half length studio portrait of Kevin Barry in the rugby jersey of Belvedere College, Dublin.

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The Redwood


Copy of The Redwood journal of the University of Santa Clara, California, United States, with an article tribute to Barry by Edward J. Kenney (pp 333-37).

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Our boys


Fragment from Our Boys journal by the Christian Brothers with a tribute feature on Barry under the heading 'Our Irish Heroes'.

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Letters relating to research for a book on the life of Barry


Letters relating to efforts being made to research and publish a book on the life of Barry; letters from Kathy Barry Moloney to 'John' [Sean Cronin] returning written material with some amendments (12 December 1933); typescript copy of unsigned letter addressed 'A Chara' [Dept of Justice Secretary], seeking permission to have a picture of Barry's grave and aid in contacting warders who attended Barry in Mountjoy (29 October 1936); letter from Mervyn Wall, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, addressed 'A Chara' conveying his brother's permission to publish a letter he received from Barry in Mountjoy, wishing him good luck with the book (18 January 1937).

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Commemorative photographic prints of Barry


Three commemorative photographic prints of Barry, two in postcard form and one with a quote from John W. Goff on the front and a tribute in verse on the back written and autographed by Teresa Brayton.

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Letter from Dan Barry to Mrs Barry Moloney regarding progress on a booklet about Barry


Letter from Dan Barry, Coiste Foillseachan Naisiunta (National Publications Committee), Cork, to Mrs Barry Moloney regarding progress on the booklet about Barry, and enclosing a print which he has copied. Also mentions that he has passed cover drawings to Sean Cronin, and is waiting for a quotation for 10,000 copies of the booklet.

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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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Family group photograph


Family group photograph of three brothers and a sister (two of whom are dressed as priests), probably American cousins of the Barry family named Doyle from San Francisco.

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Diploma aggregationis in sodalitatem B.M.V. Immaculatae


Diploma in Latin awarded to Barry for participation in a sodality retreat to the Blessed Virgin Mary, run by the Belvedere Jesuits, and signed by Joanes Fahy SJ, P Hurley and D O'Connor.

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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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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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Note from a Mrs Atkinson to Father Augustine


Note from a Mrs Atkinson to Father Augustine OFM Capuchin Holy Trinity Cork, inquiring if he enrolled Barry in the cord and scapular of the Third Order just before his death, with reply from Fr Augustine confirming that he did, the day of Terence MacSwiney's funeral, at the Bons Secours Hospital chapel Cork (31 October, 1920).

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Family trees for the Dowling, Barry and Bourke families


Typescript charts with manuscript annotations (some photostats) of family trees for the Dowling, Barry and Bourke families of counties Tipperary, Kildare, and Carlow, with notes on their interrelations from the 18th to the early 20th century.

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Typescript copy of a letter from Barry sent to 'A---'


Typescript copy of a letter from Barry sent to 'A---' (all names deleted except for the initial), a fellow student at University College, Dublin, from Mountjoy Prison, Dublin commenting on the progress of his friends in their studies and sending his regards, 'Now Remember me to B--- and gradh mor to F---. Tell her to give the said gradh from me to all the girls in UCD'.

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Circular letter concerning the erection of a memorial dedicated to Kevin Barry


Circular letter to students of University College Dublin concerning the delays in the erection of a memorial to Kevin Barry and appealing for support for The O’Rahilly in the Governing Body elections. The circular letter was sent by Tadgh O’Neill, President of the Students’ Representative Council, James Meehan, chairman of the Kevin Barry Committee, Kevin Keary, secretary of the Students’ Representative Council and Sean Lavan.

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Copy of birth certificate of Kevin Gerard Barry


Copy of birth certificate of Kevin Gerard Barry, 8 Fleet Street, Dublin (born 20 January 1902), giving his parents' names, Mary Barry, nee Dowling, and Thomas Barry, dairy owner (died 1908). Issued by St. James Street registry office.

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Scrapbook of news-cuttings and poetry


Solicitors' day sheet diary and calendar with some legal particulars (June 1911); used as a scrapbook by Barry's mother commemorating him with mostly news-cuttings and poetry.

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Exercise copy book


Exercise copy book used by Barry covering a range of subjects and include English and History essays, Latin and French grammar, Mathematics and Irish. Also includes some drawings.

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Matriculation examination, summer 1919: admission card, timetable, and certificate


Matriculation examination for the National University of Ireland, admission card and timetable for the examinations at Earlsfort Terrace, University College, Dublin; matriculation certificate awarded to Barry for having passed the prerequisite subjects, Latin, Irish, French, English and Mathematics (16 July).

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Notebook of accounts


Notebook of accounts for unrecorded purpose (possibly some type of sports or social club associated with Belvedere), listing twenty three names including 'K Barry', and recording in columns on a mostly weekly basis payments and balances.

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Exercise copy book


Exercise copy book used by Barry covering a range of subjects, including Latin and Irish.

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Exercise copy book


Exercise copy book used by Barry covering a range of subjects, including English and History essays. Some of the essays include reference to republican ideals. Includes an essay entitled 'Uses of History': 'The Invader came, and since the people have been forced to adopt foreign customs and submit to the jurisdiction of a nation which were savage, when the Irish were civilized'.

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Exercise copy book


Exercise copy book used by Barry covering a range of subjects, including English and History essays. Some of the essays include reference to republican ideals. Includes statement 'Up the Republic' written several times on a Latin exercise and cartoon drawings of 'Kathy when she's 50' and 'Sheila when she's 48' [Barry's sisters?].

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