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. Topics include revolutions, industrial unrest, and ideals.

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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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Letters from Canon John Waters to Mrs Mary Barry


Two letters (one handwritten and one a typescript copy) from Canon John Waters, Holy Cross College, Clonliffe, Dublin, to Mrs Mary Barry describing his administration of the final blessings to Barry, and the moments before he went to the scaffold. 'His courage all the time was superhuman and rested I am sure on his simple goodness and innocence of conscience' (1 November 1920); also details the simple burial ceremony within the prison and describes the grave as being '... made in a little laurel plantation in the left by the entrance gates and not far from the gate into the women's prison a quiet spot not likely to be desecrated or walked on and still near enough to the highway to remind us of him to say a prayer as we pass'. (3 November 1920).

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Knocknagow: or the homes of Tipperary


Volume of Knocknagow by Charles J Kickham, inscribed 'Kevin Gerard Barry Condemned Cell Mountjoy Prison 30th October 1920...Up the Republic'. Enclosed is a note by Kathleen Barry Moloney (Barry's sister), explaining how it came into her possession after the execution, and outlining its great value to her (25 July 1960).

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Photostat copy of sworn statement made by Barry at Mountjoy Prison


Photostat copy of sworn statement made by Barry at Mountjoy Prison, before Myles Keogh a Justice of the Peace outlining in detail alleged ill treatment during his initial interrogation after arrest (20 September 1920); and the original envelope in which the original was kept with an enclosed note by Barry Moloney outlining how she had it returned to her during the truce (25 July 1960).

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The Belvederian


Copy of the Belvederian, with a tribute to Barry in the obituary section by 'A fellow student' (pp 35-36).

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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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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 Irish. Includes whimsical reference 'The Preacher for the Retreat will be nailed on the church door this evening by order'.

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Songs composed to the memory of Barry


Two printed music scores with words of songs composed to the memory of Barry, entitled 'To Kevin Barry' by Fred Cogley, and 'The Prison Grave of Kevin Barry' by Richard Clarke and Joseph Stanley.

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Two certificates from the Intermediate Education Board


Two certificates from the Intermediate Education Board Junior Grade (1917), and Middle Grade (1918), awarded to Barry for subjects passed in the relevant examinations which include, English, Latin, History, French, Irish, Arithmetic, Geometry, Experimental Science and Trigonometry.

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News-cuttings reporting on the execution of Kevin Barry


Files of news-cuttings from Irish, British and continental papers reporting on the last minute appeals for clemency, the execution, and the violent response throughout Ireland which saw seven Royal Irish Constabulary members killed in the wake of Barry's death, and the burial of Terence MacSwiney, Lord Mayor of Cork (31 October 1920).

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Resolutions and letters of sympathy from various organisations


Copies of resolutions passed by various Urban and Rural District Councils, Trade Unions, Poor Law Unions, Boards of Guardians, and other local bodies condemning Barry's execution, and sympathising with his family.

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Letters of sympathy from various individuals


Fourteen letters from relatives, friends and members of the public in Ireland and abroad to Mrs Barry and Michael Barry (Barry's brother) offering their sympathy and support; includes several letters from cousins in America and South America such as Fr John Doyle writing from Manila : '...But while your cross is a crushing one I cannot help feeling that it is a glorious one and I confess I felt proud of Kevin when I read the account of his quiet fearless bravery and sincere piety in facing death' (28 December 1920).

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Letters commemorating the first anniversary of Barry's death from various individuals


Seven letters from relatives, friends, and admirers in Ireland and abroad mostly commemorating the first anniversary of Barry's death, to Mrs Barry and sister Celia (Barry/Dowling), Barry's aunt.

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Ballads, poetry, songs, and prose written in honour of Barry


A collection of ballads, poetry, songs, and a prose tribute (in manuscript and typescript), written in heroic form in honour of Barry from various admirers in Ireland and Britain, including Padraig O'Hegarty, a Republican prisoner in Lincoln prison, England.

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War against boys: Kevin Barry hanged for Ireland


Typescript copy of unsigned statement which appeared in the days after Barry's execution entitled 'War Against Boys, Kevin Barry hanged for Ireland', condemning the British authorities for refusing to grant clemency, and praising Barry's bravery.

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Court martial documents


Copies of charge sheets, witness statements, summary of evidence delivered to the court martial of Barry for the murder of Privates Whitehead, Washington, and Humphries at Church Street Dublin (15 October 1920); includes detailed statements from soldiers present at the ambush and military medical personnel who received the dead and wounded at the Richmond Hospital; also includes the cross examination of witnesses conducted by Barry himself. There is a second copy of each of the charge sheets and statements.

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The Belvederian


Copy of Belvederian annual with references to and photographs of Barry, then a senior student at the college. He is included in photographs of school assembly (frontispiece), Rugby team (p44), Hurling team (p51), and referred to in class lists (p29), and examination results (p31).

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School and college geography for Irish schools: specially compiled for revised programme, 1906


School book entitled School and College Geography by Rev. T. A. Finlay, inscribed 'Kevin George Barry' [1914-16].

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Draft letter from John V. Bourke to I.F. McInerney?


Typed draft letter from Bourke, Students’ Representative Council, to an unspecified recipient, [possibly I.F. McInerney or I.F. Tierney?] concerning statements made in the Irish Independent newspaper and requesting that the recipient refrain from commenting on the memorial until the committee decided to make further information available.

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Letter from E.P. McLoughlin to John V. Bourke


Brief manuscript letter from E.P. McLoughlin, Olney, Ailesbury Road, Dublin, addressed to Bourke outlining his hope that the memorial window will be a worthy tribute to the memory of Kevin Barry.

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Letter from John V. Bourke to the Governing Body


Brief manuscript letter from John V. Bourke, Students’ Representative Council, to the Governing Body of University College Dublin discussing the erection of the Kevin Barry Memorial.

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