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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Correspondence


Note to a Mr Stuart requesting that he inspect a ventilator at Mallow 'which admits rain & ascertain the cause' and that he mark on the ground plan 'the exact arrangement of all the steps and inclines to the fronts of the Doorways' and the exact locations of drains. This note is from the documents relating to Mallow Workhouse.

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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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Douglas Hyde Papers: Memoir and Postcards


This collection of documents relating to Douglas Hyde comprises of Hyde's memoir and a collection of postcards. Hyde's memoir is in four parts, composed at various periods in 1918-19, mostly when he was ill and confined to bed. It looks back on various aspects of his career in the Irish language movement. The first part of the memoir is 9 pages long and in it Hyde writes of the politicisation of the Gaelic League and his subsequent resignation as President. Part 2 has 44 pages and discusses the Irish Language movement and the resignation of 'Sceilg', the columnist J. J. O'Kelly, at the 'Freeman's Journal'. Part 3 is 21 pages long and in it Hyde discusses the politicisation of the Coiste Gnóha or Executive Committee, the nature of this committee, and the gradual weakening of his own position. Part 4 is 19 pages long and recalls Hyde's first encounter with Thomas O'Neill Russell in 1877, O'Neill Russell's bitter attack on Michael Logan, editor of the American newspaper 'An Gaodhal', on points of grammar, his argumentative personality and his general lack of a sense of proportion. A collection of illustrated postcards with some miscellaneous items, in two sections: 1) Douglas Hyde: Some 60 items, mainly of correspondence, mostly illustrated postcards, in a variety of languages, dated mainly 1895-1938. The majority of items were sent to Hyde by scholars, students, Irish language activists, colleagues and friends in Ireland, the UK, US and continental Europe. Also included are two illustrated postcards sent by Hyde to Mrs Ethel Chance, Birmingham, a family friend, from San Francisco in February 1906. 2) Liam de Róiste: Some 30 postcards, mainly dated 1911-12, relating to his work as Secretary of Coláiste na Mumhan, the Irish College in Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh (Ballingeary), Co. Cork.

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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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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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[Issue of Civil Service Hints. Vol. XXI, No. 9.] [Issue of Civil Service Hints. Vol. XXI, No. 10.]


[Issue of Civil Service Hints. Vol. XXI, No. 9.] [Issue of Civil Service Hints. Vol. XXI, No. 10.]

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Workhouse Drawings Collection


The Workhouse Drawings collection contains a representative sample of drawings, plans, and documents drawn from the Irish Architectural Archive's Workhouse Collection. The Workhouse Collection (reference 85/138) in the Irish Architectural Archive includes surviving drawings for workhouses built in Ireland to provide relief for the poor. Built between 1839 and 1847, the workhouses were designed in a Tudor domestic idiom by architect George Wilkinson. Occasionally drawings are accompanied by other documents including the standard printed specification or, more rarely, items of correspondence. Many are in extremely poor condition and their extreme fragility precludes public access. This online collection provides access to drawings and documents relating to the Mallow, Castleblayney, Lismore, and Gorey workhouses. The drawings for Mallow Workhouse may be considered a representative set of the surviving drawings for the Tudor style workhouses built by Wilkinson. The majority of the drawings were produced mechanically (engraved and printed). The inclusion of drawings from Castleblayney, Lismore, and Gorey, in addition to those of Mallow, ensures that this online collection includes samples of each printed drawing.

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The Collected Letters of Nano Nagle


A collection of the surviving letters of Honora (Nano) Nagle (1718-1784), foundress of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (PBVM). Nano Nagle brought the Ursuline congregation to Ireland, before founding the Presentations. This collection represents a digital reunification of the surviving letters. A cousin of Edmund Burke, Nano was a member of a prominent Catholic landowning family in Munster. The material is collated from three separate archival collections: the Presentation Sisters Congregational Archives, Cork (PSCA); the archives of the Presentation Convent, George's Hill, Dublin; and the Presentation Archives, San Francisco, USA. Within the PSCA, there are letters originally belonging to the Archives of the Ursuline Convent, Blackrock, Cork; these letters were gifted to the Irish Presentation Sisters on the occasion of the tercentenary of the birth of Nano Nagle (2018). There is also one letter that was gifted by the Presentation Convent, New Windsor, USA, on the occasion of the tercentenary. The digital collection comprises of seventeen manuscript letters; the letters are from Nano Nagle to Eleanor Fitzsimons (later Sr. Angela Fitzsimons), an Irish religious novice in Paris, and from Nano Nagle to Teresa Mulally, educator of the poor, in Dublin.

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UCD News


UCD News was an internal, informal publication for the staff and students of University College Dublin. It was published initially by the Information Officer and later by the Office of Public Affairs. The magazine's aim was to be an informal news magazine rather than an official publication - early issues state that the views expressed in were those of the editor and contributors and "did not necessarily reflect the views of the Governing Body, Academic Council, President or other officers of the College". Generally issues were published monthly with a summer, or graduate issue published over the summer months. A typical issue included: general news and notices from around the University; college club and society notices; sports news; correspondence; appointments and retirements. Profiles of individual Departments, Schools, or units were a regular feature as were official communications, such as reports from the Governing Body or addresses by the President at graduations. The summer issues in particular often contain an overview of developments, both physical and academic, within the University over the previous year as well as an interview with the President. Taken as a whole, this collection illustrates the physical growth of the Belfield campus, academic developments within the University, advancements in technology and work practices, and changes in the demographics of the student body, as well as documenting aspects of the wider higher education sector in Ireland.

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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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Papers of the Kevin Barry Memorial Committee


This collection comprises the papers and correspondence of the Kevin Barry Memorial Committee. The Committee was formed to raise funds to create a memorial to Kevin Barry (20 January 1902–1 November 1920). Barry, a medical student at University College Dublin, was executed for his part in an ambush which resulted in the deaths of three British Army officers. The Committee commissioned Harry Clarke Stained Glass Limited to create a stained glass window dedicated to Kevin Barry and the other students and graduates of University College Dublin who lost their lives in the struggle for Irish Independence. The window, designed by Richard King, was erected in Earlsfort Terrace and unveiled on 1 November 1934. In 2010, the window was conserved, restored and relocated in the Charles Institute at Belfield, the current campus of University College Dublin.

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[Correspondence relating to a summer school given by Henry, correspondence relates to the organisation of lectures.]


[Correspondence relating to a summer school given by Henry, correspondence relates to the organisation of lectures.]

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[Máirín Cregan correspondence taken from the National Library of Ireland.]


[Máirín Cregan correspondence taken from the National Library of Ireland.]

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[Notes, pencil sketches, correspondence and plans relating to County Kerry.]


[Notes, pencil sketches, correspondence and plans relating to County Kerry.]

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[Research notes, articles and correspondence on hanging bowls.]


[Research notes, articles and correspondence on hanging bowls.]

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Correspondence between Maxwell and H. E. Duke concerning Major Price


Handwritten copy of letter from Maxwell to Mr Duke concerning the future of Major Price, RIC whom Maxwell believes 'could be usefully employed at Scotland Yard'. Handwritten reply from H.E. Duke, Irish Office to Maxwell thanking him for his suggestions regarding Price which has brought to the attention of the Prime Minister.

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Correspondence and reports relating to telephones in R.I.C. barracks


Typescript copies of correspondence and reports relating to the extension of police [Royal Irish Constabulary] telephones throughout the country.

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