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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HIBERNIA: Historic Ireland's Build Environment and Road Network Inventory Access


Data recovered from the project "Historic Ireland's Build Environment and Road Network Inventory Access" (HIBERNIA), which had been a web enablement of two earlier inventories: the Dublin Environmental Inventory (DEI) and the Dublin Docklands area master plan inventory (DDAMP) (both undertaken by the School of Architecture, Landscape and Civil Engineering, University College Dublin). The combined inventories include historical, geographical, and architectural information collected from 1993 to 1995 for 1,280 of Dublin's buildings.

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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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The Schools' Collection: County Clare schools


Bailiúchán na Scol, or The Schools’ Collection, is the result of a scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. The scheme encouraged primary school children in the Irish Free State to collect and document folklore and local history. This collection contains chapters of material collected by County Clare schools.

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The Schools' Collection: Wicklow county schools


Bailiúchán na Scol, or The Schools’ Collection, is the result of a scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. The scheme encouraged primary school children in the Irish Free State to collect and document folklore and local history. This collection contains chapters of material collected by County Wicklow schools.

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The Schools' Collection: County Carlow schools


Bailiúchán na Scol, or The Schools’ Collection, is the result of a scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. The scheme encouraged primary school children in the Irish Free State to collect and document folklore and local history. This collection contains chapters of material collected by County Carlow schools.

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The Schools' Collection: County Meath schools


Bailiúchán na Scol, or The Schools’ Collection, is the result of a scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. The scheme encouraged primary school children in the Irish Free State to collect and document folklore and local history. This collection contains chapters of material collected by County Meath schools.

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The Schools' Collection: County Kilkenny schools


Bailiúchán na Scol, or The Schools’ Collection, is the result of a scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. The scheme encouraged primary school children in the Irish Free State to collect and document folklore and local history. This collection contains chapters of material collected by County Kilkenny schools.

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The Schools' Collection: County Offaly schools


Bailiúchán na Scol, or The Schools’ Collection, is the result of a scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. The scheme encouraged primary school children in the Irish Free State to collect and document folklore and local history. This collection contains chapters of material collected by County Offaly schools.

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The Schools' Collection: County Galway schools


Bailiúchán na Scol, or The Schools’ Collection, is the result of a scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. The scheme encouraged primary school children in the Irish Free State to collect and document folklore and local history. This collection contains chapters of material collected by County Galway schools.

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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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The Schools' Collection: County Limerick schools


Bailiúchán na Scol, or The Schools’ Collection, is the result of a scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. The scheme encouraged primary school children in the Irish Free State to collect and document folklore and local history. This collection contains chapters of material collected by County Limerick schools.

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The Schools' Collection: County Sligo schools


Bailiúchán na Scol, or The Schools’ Collection, is the result of a scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. The scheme encouraged primary school children in the Irish Free State to collect and document folklore and local history. This collection contains chapters of material collected by County Sligo schools.

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The Schools' Collection: County Monaghan schools


Bailiúchán na Scol, or The Schools’ Collection, is the result of a scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. The scheme encouraged primary school children in the Irish Free State to collect and document folklore and local history. This collection contains chapters of material collected by County Monaghan schools.

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The Schools' Collection: County Dublin schools


Bailiúchán na Scol, or The Schools’ Collection, is the result of a scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. The scheme encouraged primary school children in the Irish Free State to collect and document folklore and local history. This collection contains chapters of material collected by County Dublin schools.

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The Irish Nursing Journals Collection


This is a collection of 20th century journals pertaining to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation

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The Schools' Collection: County Kerry schools


Bailiúchán na Scol, or The Schools’ Collection, is the result of a scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. The scheme encouraged primary school children in the Irish Free State to collect and document folklore and local history. This collection contains chapters of material collected by County Kerry schools.

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Joyce's Dublin


A selection of audio interviews, podcasts derived from the interviews, transcriptions from the recordings and contextual material (held in UCD repositories and elsewhere) in relation to James Joyce's short story "The Dead".

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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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The Schools' Collection: County Wexford schools


Bailiúchán na Scol, or The Schools’ Collection, is the result of a scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. The scheme encouraged primary school children in the Irish Free State to collect and document folklore and local history. This collection contains chapters of material collected by County Wexford schools.

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Schools’ Manuscript Collection - Carna & Ballinasloe, Co. Galway / Bailiúchán na Scol - Carna agus Bhéal Átha na Sluaighe, Co. na Gaillimhe


This sub-collection consists of five volumes of essays dealing with a wide range of local folk tradition and history, written by schoolchildren in 1937-38, and drawing on information recorded from parents, relatives and neighbours living in the districts of Carna and Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.

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UCD Ephemera Collection


A collection of ephemera primarily associated with the history and development of UCD.

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Papers of Eugene O'Curry (1796–1862)


Correspondence relating to O'Curry's work with the Ordnance Survey and the Royal Irish Academy and general correspondence on antiquarian, genealogical, linguistic and literary matters; correspondence as Professor of Archaeology and Ancient Irish History in the Catholic University, mainly concerning his academic and research interests; some personal correspondence, and personal financial and family documents.

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Luke Wadding Papers


Correspondence relating to Fr Luke Wadding OFM and the Irish Friars Minor at St. Isidore’s College, Rome, on ecclesiastical and political matters; and concerning his interests as historian of the Franciscan Order.

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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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Papers of Françoise Henry (d.1982)


Textual and visual material consisting mainly of notes, drawings and plans, documenting early Christian Irish art, its inspiration and the extent of its influence in Europe, in areas including architecture, sculpture, manuscripts, metalwork, ivory and textiles.

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Papers of Dr. William Frazer FRCSI (1824–99)


Letters from correspondents primarily in the British Isles, but also from North America and the Middle East, encompassing a wide range of antiquarian concerns including archaeological finds, anatomy, sigillography, topography, numismatics, and Frazer's collection of autographs and prints.

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Austin Clarke/Poetry Ireland Library Research Project


The Austin Clarke/Poetry Ireland Library is a gathering of more than 5,000 volumes, almost all of which were once part of Clarke’s private library and are now housed at UCD Special Collections.

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UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute Monograph Collection


A selection of early printed books from the UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute for the Study of Irish History and Civilisation.

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Irish Dialect Archive Manuscript Collection


A selection of manuscript material from the Irish Dialect Archive (Cartlann na gCanúintí) of the School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics at UCD.

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Schools’ Manuscript Collection - My Home District / Bailiúchán na Scol - Mo Cheantar Féin


This sub-collection consists of a series of selected essays by schoolchildren from participating counties in Munster and Connacht entitled "My Home District", a topographical description of their own locality which they were encouraged to write.

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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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Reconstructing Irish Science: The Library of the Royal College of Science for Ireland (1867-1926)


A representative selection of printed books and maps associated with the scientific subjects taught at the Royal College of Science for Ireland (RCSI) held in UCD Special Collections.

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Colm Ó Lochlainn Collection: Ballads


Collection of broadsheet and single ballads which were the major source for Ó Lochlainn's two volumes of Irish street ballads.

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Folklore Schools Games


The project seeks to build on the earlier work of the Irish Folklore Commission in collecting the Schools’ Survey in 1937-38.

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John O'Donovan/William Reeves Correspondence


Correspondence between John O'Donovan (1809-1861), and, principally, William Reeves (1815-1892): eighty letters (1832-1860) and twenty-six undated note fragments.

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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: Tinkers [Travellers]


Questionnaire and collected material on the subject of Tinkers [Travellers] in Ireland, issued by the Irish Folklore Commission.

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The Beckett Country Collection


Two publications: (1) 'The Beckett Country: Samuel Beckett's Ireland', by Eoin O'Brien, written to celebrate Samuel Beckett's eightieth birthday in 1986. (2) The catalogue to 'The Beckett Country' exhibition, first held in The Library, University of Reading, in May 1986.

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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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Folklore Schools 1937-38


A collection of primary school copybooks gathered under the direction of the Irish Folklore Commission to bring together information on Irish traditions from across the country.

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Irish Women Writers of Children's Literature, 1870-1940


A selection of extracts from printed books from the Manning Collection held in UCD Special Collections along with reference information on the Manning Collection (UCD) and on the Maírín Cregan Papers (National Library of Ireland).

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UCD Letters


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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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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Papers of James Meenan – Move of UCD to Belfield


Two pamphlets relating to the proposed move of UCD to Belfield.

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The Schools' Collection: Longford county schools


Bailiúchán na Scol, or The Schools’ Collection, is the result of a scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. The scheme encouraged primary school children in the Irish Free State to collect and document folklore and local history. This collection contains chapters of material collected by County Longford schools.

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The Schools' Collection: County Laois schools


Bailiúchán na Scol, or The Schools’ Collection, is the result of a scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. The scheme encouraged primary school children in the Irish Free State to collect and document folklore and local history. This collection contains chapters of material collected by County Laois schools.

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The Schools' Collection: County Donegal schools


Bailiúchán na Scol, or The Schools’ Collection, is the result of a scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. The scheme encouraged primary school children in the Irish Free State to collect and document folklore and local history. This collection contains chapters of material collected by County Donegal schools.

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