That might seem an odd question, since the Proclamation of the Irish Republic is probably Ireland’s best-known historical document: and anyway, isn’t there only one? The answer is both yes, and no. Let’s start with the story behind the Proclamation, which is quite well known, but here’s a quick summary: In the years since it … Continue reading Do you have a favourite Proclamation?
Archival collections do not have to be large to be of historical value and the small collection of Eugene Downing is a great example of this. Downing's papers consist of only 15 items but they give us an insight into the life of an Irish man who fought in the Spanish Civil War. Downing (wearing … Continue reading ‘A Homeland Free of Foreign Invaders’