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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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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Photograph of reception and presentation on Michael Tierney's retirement as President of UCD: Mrs. Oliver Fitzgerald, James Malachy O'Connor and Oliver Fitzgerald.


Photograph of reception and presentation on Michael Tierney's retirement as President of UCD: Mrs. Oliver Fitzgerald, James Malachy O'Connor and Oliver Fitzgerald.

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A large, jubilant group of Irish Free State Army soldiers and civilians


Photograph of a large, jubilant group of Irish Free State Army soldiers and civilians running along what appears to be a side street between two buildings or the yard of an institution; all look very happy; many have upstretched arms and are waving hats and caps at the cameraman; there is an air of liberation; none of the soldiers carry weapons; some women and men in white aprons stand at the side and in the background looking on.

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Irish Free State Army members in defensive positions on board ship


Photograph of Irish Free State Army members in defensive positions on board ship. The railings have been partially fortified with sandbags. A headland is visible in the distance and most of the soldiers are scrutinising it through binoculars.

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General Eoin O'Duffy, GOC, South Western Command: three quarter length portrait


Three quarter length portrait of General Eoin O'Duffy, GOC, South Western Command, in Irish Free State Army uniform; he is standing beside an open window looking out at a river.

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A street of terraced houses


Photograph of a terraced houses (in the Marrowbone area of North Belfast?); a group of people has congregated in the distance; the cobbled street is strewn with litter.

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General Richard Mulcahy, Chief of Staff, Irish Free State Army: three quarter length portrait


Three quarter length portrait of General Richard Mulcahy, Chief of Staff, Irish Free State Army, in uniform.

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General Richard Mulcahy, Chief of Staff, Irish Free State Army: full length portrait


Full length portrait of General Richard Mulcahy, Chief of Staff, Irish Free State Army, in uniform.

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Burned out terraced houses in Antigua Street


Photograph of burned out terraced houses in Antigua Street which had been destroyed in rioting on 17 April; second copy of the photograph has been defined in pen, possibly for publication.

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