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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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 seated at a table viewing maps.

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A group of men and women walking, including Ernest Blythe and Harry Boland


Photograph of a group of four men including Ernest Blythe, Harry Boland, and Eamonn Duggan walking purposefully along; most are carrying coats over their arms and they seem to be accompanied by their wives.

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Michael Collins addressing a small group of hurlers


Photograph of Michael Collins addressing a small group of hurlers and other team members, some of whom are wearing Kilkenny jerseys; they are in the middle of a playing pitch at a match.

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A meeting of Dail Eireann in the Mansion House


Photograph possibly of a meeting of Dail Eireann in the Mansion House.

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Four men laid out on a series of tables


Photograph of four men laid out on a series of tables (in a makeshift mortuary?); some of them might be soldiers although one man is clearly quite elderly; one sustained a head wound; their hands are folded on their chests.

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Interior of a house showing extensive damage


Photograph of the interior of a house showing extensive damage to its walls and bits of furnishings, including an iron bedstead, lying in a jumbled mass.

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Interior of a substantial building which has been completely gutted by fire


Photograph of the interior of a substantial building which has been completely gutted by fire; it seems to have consisted of four floors over a basement.

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