19th Century Social History Pamphlets Collection


Collection of pamphlets relating to 19th century Irish social history, particularly the themes of education, health, famine, poverty, business and communications.

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Dublin Journal of Medical and Chemical Science Index


A database of the Dublin Journal of Medical and Chemical Science between its creation in 1832 and the year 1949.

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Towards 2016


Material taken from UCD Archives and UCD Special Collections relating to the events of Easter 1916.

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Changing Ireland: Cultural Heritage and Migration Research Project


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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Éamon de Valera Papers: British documents relating to 1916


A collection of British documents and letters relating to 1916 which form a file within the Papers of Éamon de Valera. The documents include intelligence reports, despatches, and correspondence between Irish Command, Home Forces, the War Office, M.I.5.G., and the Royal Irish Constabulary. The documents cover the immediate aftermath of the 1916 Rising, the executions of the leaders, and the general political situation in Ireland at the time.

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Boehm/Casement Papers


This collection consists largely of letters from Roger Casement to Captain Hans Boehm, during Casement's stay in Germany in 1915, as well as some associated material (photographs, medals) relating to his first contact with the German authorities in November and December 1914 and the formation of the Irish Brigade in 1915.

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Questionnaire: Irish Famine (1845-1852)


Questionnaire and collected material on the subject of the Irish Famine. Compiled by the Irish Folklore Commission.

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19th Century Pamphlet Collection


Collection of 19th century pamphlets, predominantly of Irish interest and covering a broad spectrum of subjects.

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Questionnaire: Emigration to America


Questionnaire and collected material on the subject of Irish emigration to America. Compiled by Arnold Schrier in collaboration with Seán Ó Súilleabháin of the Irish Folklore Commission.

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Loreto 1916


A collection of material related to the Easter Rising 1916 from the IBVM (Loreto) Institute & Irish Province Archives, including contemporaneous accounts of the Rising as observed by the Loreto Sisters at St Stephen’s Green Dublin and Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham. The material is collated from three separate Loreto archival collections: the community archives of Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham; Loreto College, 53 St Stephen’s Green; and M. Michael Corcoran IBVM, Superior General 1888 – 1918. The collection comprises of two manuscript community annals, a military permit, picture postcards from Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham and Loreto College, 53 St Stephen’s Green, and a typed letter from M. Michael Corcoran IBVM, Superior General 1888 – 1918.

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1916 Rising Postcards


Part of UCD Library's Curran Collection, most of these postcards were published in 1916 in the immediate aftermath of the Insurrection. They provide an excellent contemporary pictorial record of the damage to the city; one showing a “before and after” photograph of Sackville (O'Connell) Street. Some are reproductions of “under fire” photos taken by the Daily Sketch photographer and published by Easons. Other series were produced by Hely's and Coleman's publishers. The collection contains 37 distinct postcards (as well as duplicates) collected by Constantine Curran.

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UCDScholarcast


UCDscholarcast provides downloadable lectures, recorded to the highest broadcast standards to a wide academic audience of scholars, graduate students, undergraduates and interested others. Each scholarcast is accompanied by a downloadable pdf text version of the lecture to facilitate citation of scholarcast content in written academic work. Series Editor: PJ Mathews Scholarcast theme music by: Padhraic Egan, Michael Hussey and Sharon Hussey. Development: John Matthews, Brian Kelly, Vincent Hoban, Niall Watts, UCD IT Services, Media Services Series 1 and 2 Consultant Producer: Cliodhna Ni Anluain, RTE

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1916 and Me / 2016 and Us


The year 1916, and the events that occurred during it, can mean multiple things to different people. By asking 'what does 1916 mean to you?', this collection explores the political, social, and cultural legacies of the year 1916 in the construction of identity and historical consciousness among people and communities across the island of Ireland, north and south. The collection consists of recorded interviews with various individuals (academics, community leaders, politicians, artists, writers and members of the public) giving their views on the significance of the events of 100 years ago, and also on the meaning of commemoration. '1916 and Me/2016 and Us' is a collaboration between University College Dublin School of History, Queen's University Belfast School of History and Anthropology, UCD Digital Library, and HistoryHub.ie, UCD's public history website. The project was funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund, and involved the recording of a number of short interviews with people talking about what 1916 means to them during the centenary year of 2016.

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The Shan Van Vocht


The Shan Van Vocht was a national monthly magazine founded in 1896 by two Belfast women, Alice Milligan and Anna Johnston (later Anna MacManus) following their departure from another journal, the Northern Patriot. The Shan Van Vocht contained literature, poetry, historical articles, and political commentary, as well as news and events of various cultural and political societies. Poetry and prose in Irish were included, occasionally with an English translation. As the centenary commemorations of 1798 approached, many issues included articles, short stories, oral histories, and poetry relating to the United Irishmen’s rebellion. Alice Milligan is listed as the editor and Anna Johnston as the secretary in most issues, but in practice the two are believed to have acted as co-editors. Both women also wrote for the journal; Anna Johnston, often under the name ‘Ethna Carbery’, and Alice Milligan, sometimes under the name ‘Iris Olkyrn’. James Connolly, Douglas Hyde, and Arthur Griffith were among those who contributed to the Shan Van Vocht. The journal also featured writings by P. J. McCall, Lionel Johnson, T.W. Rolleston, John MacNeill, William Rooney, Michael Cusack, Thomas Concannon, Alice Furlong, Nora Hopper, and Seumas MacManus under the pen name ‘Mac’. In 1899 the Shan Van Vocht ceased publication and the subscription lists were transferred to Arthur Griffith’s United Irishman.

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Diaries of John and Arthur Oram


Two sets of diaries written by John and Arthur Oram, father and son, farmers and land agents in Burrishoole, County Mayo. The diaries cover the periods 1854–1907 and 1887–1919 and record the day to day management of estates, including herd management, crop management, and maintenance of the land. The diaries also frequently refer to the collection of rents from tenants. Both sets of diaries record the weather for each day and often refer to national and international events such as the 'Fenian' conspiracy, the beginning of the Land League, the 1916 Rising, and the 1918 influenza epidemic.

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Desmond FitzGerald Photographs


This collection of photographic prints forms part of the papers of Desmond FitzGerald (P80). The majority of theses photographs arise out of the Civil War but other smaller series relate to the aftermath of the Easter Rising and to the War of Independence. There are also other series of army portraits and of historical occasions photographs.

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Irish Famine Research Project


Indexes and representative data compiled by the National Famine Commemoration Project in the Parsonstown, Ennistymon, Inishowen and Rathdrum Unions.

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A "Nutshell" History of Ireland, from the earliest ages to the present time. / By A. M. Sullivan


A "Nutshell" History of Ireland, from the earliest ages to the present time. / By A. M. Sullivan

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Ballycullane


A collection of folklore and local history stories from Ballycullane (school) (Ballycullane, Co. Wexford), collected as part of the Schools' Folklore Scheme, 1937-1938 under the supervision of teacher Seán Ó Dubhghaill.

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An essay on education and the state of Ireland / by An Irish Catholic [ie. James Warren Doyle] ; with explanatory remarks by W. J. FitzPatrick.


An essay on education and the state of Ireland / by An Irish Catholic [ie. James Warren Doyle] ; with explanatory remarks by W. J. FitzPatrick.

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The History of Ireland from the Beginning of the World to the Present Time. / By H. E.


The History of Ireland from the Beginning of the World to the Present Time. / By H. E.

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The upas tree; or, an alternative for surrender or coercion.


The upas tree; or, an alternative for surrender or coercion.

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'A Fragment of 1916 History'.


'A Fragment of 1916 History'.

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[Letter from Hugh Deery to Seán O'Sullivan]


Letter from Hugh Deery, Ballintra, Co. Donegal, to Seán O'Sullivan, 4 October 1945.

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