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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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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19th Century Pamphlet Collection


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

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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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Aerial laser scanning (ALS) data collected over an area of around 1 square km in Dublin city in 2007


Aerial laser scanning (ALS) data collected over an area of around 1 square km in Dublin city in 2007 (see satellite image). A total of ~225 million points were acquired for a dense urban neighbourhood. ALS was carried out by contractors using FLI-MAP 2 system. The system operated at a scan angle of 60 degrees, with an angular spacing of 60/1000 degrees between pulses. The FLI-MAP 2 system also provides spectral data in two different forms: (i) intensity and (ii) colour. An intensity value is provided for each point while colour information is provided by cameras acquiring images during the flyover and is transferred to scan points. The flying altitude varied between ~380-480m, with an average value of ~400m. Total 44 flight strips were acquired and 2823 flight path points were recorded, providing instantaneous aircraft position over time.

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Ancient World Mapping Center : Map files


Shapefiles in compressed archive (zip) format representing ancient world geographic features, captured from the Ancient World Mapping Center (http://awmc.unc.edu/).

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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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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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Beranger Watercolours in University College Dublin Library


18th century watercolours of Irish antiquities, done by or for Gabriel Beranger.

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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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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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Civic and Ecclesiastical Architecture of Georgian Dublin Collection


Selection of 35mm slides from the collection of the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, focusing on the civic and ecclesiastical architecture of eighteenth-century Dublin.

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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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Curran Collection - Photographs


Collection of photographs compiled by Constantine Peter Curran, 1880-1972.

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Dataset comprising photographic documentation of 444 buildings in Dublin, Ireland


Photographic data regarding 444 builings in Dublin, Ireland, comprising primarily multi-layer images in Adobe PhotoShop (PSD) format. The majority of images consist of one or more photographic images that have been manpulated to create a single ortorectified image of a structure; a structure may be represented by more than one PSD file, such that 516 images in total are included in the dataset.

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Dataset describing attributes and condition of 449 buildings in Dublin, Ireland, compiled in 2013.


Data regarding 449 builings in Dublin, Ireland, comprising tables of building characteristics and attributes and an assessment of building status by a range of criteria.

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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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Domestic Architecture of Georgian Dublin Collection


Selection of 35mm slides from the collection of the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, focusing on the domestic architecture of eighteenth-century Dublin.

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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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Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) Prisoners Books


The Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) Prisoners Books for 1905-1908 and 1911-1918 are amongst the most valuable new documents to come to light on the revolutionary decade. They include important information on social and political life in the capital during the last years of the Union, from the period of widespread anticipation of Home Rule, to the advent of the 1913 Lockout, the outbreak of the First World War, the Easter Rising and its aftermath, including the conscription crisis of 1918. They will also be invaluable to those interested in criminology, genealogy, and family history.

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Dublin Town Planning Competition 1914


The Dublin Town Planning Competition was held in 1914, with the aim to "elicit Plans and Reports of a preliminary and suggestive character, and thus obtain contributions and alternatives which may be of value towards the guidance of the future development of the City in its various directions". The Dublin civic survey report refers to the competition as the Aberdeen Competition, probably due to the prize for the best design which was presented by the Marquis of Aberdeen and Temair. Eight entries were submitted in total, each relating to the Greater Dublin area, taking in Howth, Glasnevin, Ashtown, Dundrum and Dalkey. The main headings for the proposals included: 1. Communications; 2. Housing; and 3. Metropolitan improvements. The submission by Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly and Arthur Kelly was awarded the prize in 1916. Due to major political and historical events, the winning entry was not officially published until 1922, with the final Civic Report not published until 1925. Out of the eight entries, only three are known to have survived.

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Folk Music


Digitally reformatted audio recordings from the song collection of Tom Munnelly.

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Folklore Photograph Collection


Selection of photographs from the National Folklore Collection which illustrates the work of the Irish Folklore Commission and its successors.

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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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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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Fr. Francis A. Gleeson Papers


A collection of papers belonging to Fr. Francis A. Gleeson relating to his time as Catholic Military Chaplain to the 2nd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers during World War I. The papers include diaries detailing life at the front and religious activities, Brigade Rolls listing mainly Roman Catholic soldiers, and correspondence from the families of men missing or killed in action.

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G. & T. Crampton Photograph Archive


A collection of photographs from the albums of G. & T. Crampton, one of Dublin's best-known construction companies. The photographs were intended as a record of the building projects which the firm undertook rather than a formal archive. They cover a wide range of buildings including commercial buildings, shops, houses, hospitals, and factories. The projects covered by the collection include new builds, renovations, extensions, and restorations. While the firm has undertaken work throughout Ireland, the majority of the photographs are of projects in the Dublin area.

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Geological Survey Maps Collection


A selection of maps from the UCD School of Geological Sciences.

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Hermes: an illustrated university literary quarterly


Hermes was a literary journal for the staff and students of University College, Dublin. The first issue stated that the periodical "would not seek to be a semi-political organ of the student body, but would publish essays, poems, and reviews ... written either by the professors and students of the University or by their friends". The magazine also welcomed contributions from all the colleges of the Royal University, including the then Queen's Colleges in Belfast, Cork, and Galway.

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HIBERNIA: Buildings


Information for 1,280 buildings in Dublin (Ireland) in various formats; also 1,074 associated orthorectified GIF and JPEG images in a single compressed file archive.

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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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HIBERNIA: Streets


Information for 93 streets Dublin (Ireland) in various formats: tabuluar format (represented in CSV format); the original FileMaker Pro (version 7) data file (compressed), a FileMaker Pro (version 12) data file (compressed); an XML representation extracted from FileMakerPro, version 7).

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Historic Maps Collection


18th and 19th century historic maps acquired by UCD Library from various sources.

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Historic Maps of Ireland from the Library of Congress


Historic Maps of Ireland from the Library of Congress

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Index to the speeches of Seán Lemass as Taoiseach


Index to the speeches of Lemass as Taoiseach.

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Insight Centre for Data Analytics


INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics creates a healthier, safer, more productive world by empowering a data-driven society to enable better decisions by individuals, communities, business and governments. Insight brings together leading Irish academics from 5 of Ireland's leading research centres (DERI, CLARITY, CLIQUE, 4C, TRIL), previously established by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Irish Industrial Development Authority (IDA), in key areas of priority research including: The Semantic Web, Sensors and the Sensor Web, Social network analysis, Decision Support and Optimization, and Connected Health.

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Ireland Life Writing


The project’s purpose is to solicit, catalogue, and archive the life-writings of Irish people who wish to contribute accounts of their life experiences.

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Irish Builder and Engineer Catalogue


Catalogue of the Irish Builder and Engineer.

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Irish Dialect Archive Card Collection


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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Kangaroo


The newspaper, called ‘The Kangaroo’, was produced on board the troopship HMAT Afric, which carried men of the 1st battalion Australian Imperial Force (AIF), from its departure from Sydney on the 19th October 1914 until its arrival in Alexandria, Egypt on the 3rd December 1914. The newspaper was edited by Walter Wade, an Irish-born soldier in the AIF. This collection represents twenty-three issues of the paper, comprising of most issues published, along with variant editions and duplicates. There are gaps in the daily publication record, but this collection does have copies that are absent from other nationally significant holdings of ‘The Kangaroo’ extant in Australian libraries.

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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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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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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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