UCD Digital Library will soon make made available online a new collection entitled Irregular News: Civil War and Republican ephemera. This collection contains a rich store of primary source material relating to the revolutionary period. This material was collected by the Irish Franciscans and was originally held in their friary on Merchants Quay, which is … Continue reading Irregular News: Civil War and Republican ephemera
When you hear the name Arthur Cox it's most likely that the internationally renowned law firm is the first thing that springs to mind. But the man, Arthur Cox, was not only one of the founders of this law firm he was also a politican, an artist and a priest. Drawing room of Arthur's childhood … Continue reading Arthur Cox, more than just a Law firm
To celebrate the launch of the collaborative Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) and UCD Archives online exhibition Republic to republic: Ireland's international sovereignty, 1919-1949, this guest post will tell you about the diplomatic steps taken for Ireland to become a Republic. In January 1949 John Dulanty, Ireland's High Commissioner in London (the senior Irish diplomatic representative), … Continue reading Ireland leaves the Commonwealth
From a Jaunting Car to Civil War: Arthur Griffith arriving at the 2nd Dáil, 1921 The photograph shows a not unusual scene in Dublin in the 1920s. A single passenger sitting sideways on a side car pulled by a single horse and driven by a coachman - called a Jarvey in Ireland. The passenger in … Continue reading Jaysus, me Jarvey!
'Walter has been Mother, Father and ideal friend to me. I could not have lived through those days of stress without his unexampled care and princely hospitality.' During the Treaty debates in 1922 these words were spoken by Arthur Griffith to H.E. Kenny about his dear friend, Alderman Walter Leonard Cole. Not long after, on … Continue reading Mother, Father and Ideal Friend
Greetings and welcome to the first post on our new and sparkly UCD Library Cultural Heritage Collections Blog!! As the Undertones say 'Here comes the summer!' When the sunshine breaks through during the summer a whole range and style of fashion, usually full of bright colours, is unleashed. But how would you feel if these … Continue reading Here Comes the Sun!