Cease fire for Christmas?

With December only a day away UCD Library Cultural Heritage Collections (CHC) have created an online Happy Heritage Advent Calendar to count you down to that magical of all days, Christmas. This advent calendar picks images from the various Cultural Heritage Collections Units (UCD Archives, UCD Special Collections, National Folklore Collection and the Digital Library) to not only highlight the treasures housed within these units. But also to get you in the Christmas spirit!

A new image from the Happy Heritage Advent Calendar will be uploaded every day in December via our Twitter accounts. You can see these images by clicking the links below and following the #UCDadvent

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To give you a flavour of what to expect, today’s blog features the typed memorandum below. This is from the papers of Eamon De Valera (UCDA P150) and was sent from De Valera to his Chief of Staff, Liam Lynch. De Valera had received a letter from a friend who had suggested that…

‘..out of respect for the Xmas festival we should declare a “cease fire” as far as our troops are concerned from some time on Sunday until some day next week..

Cease fire for Christmas?

Christmas cease fire request from papers of Eamon De Valera (P150/1749)

  • This post was researched and written by Meadhbh Murphy, Archivist, UCD Archives.

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