Social Sciences

Photo from the Murphy Ballinamona Collection

Murphy family, Ballinamona collection

Tipperary Studies

This is a collection of family and estate papers from the Murphys of Ballinamona. The official Return of Owners of Land published in 1876 lists William Murphy of Ballinamona as having an estate of 856.75 acres. The family continued at Ballinamona until the death of Kathleen Murphy in 1975, the last of the family. What made the Murphy family different from their ‘Big House’ neighbours and which giv ...

Sam Melbourne GAA scrapbook cover

The Sam Melbourne Scrapbook Collection

Tipperary Studies

This scrapbook collection was put together by Sam Melbourne over a period of forty years. Born in 1923 at Curraheen, Horse & Jockey, Co. Tipperary, Sam died in Dublin on August 11, 2013 in his ninety-first year An avid collector of all GAA material Sam started keeping scrapbooks in the 1940’s and continued into the 1990’s with the main emphasis on the fifties, sixties and seventies. During this pe ...

Nodstown National School Roll book

Nodstown National School

Tipperary Studies

A collection of national school records for Nodstown National School from 1841 -1987. The Board of Education was set up in 1831 to create a nationwide government-assisted education system which was responsible for the establishment of national schools. The Nodstown boys school was established in 1839, registered with the board in 1840 and the girls school was established in 1839, registered in 184 ...

An appeal to the public by James Tandy

Irish Office Collection

Houses of the Oireachtas Library

This collection (1500 items) included parliamentary material from the Irish House of Lords and a collection of political pamphlets and essays commenting on political, social, economic and religious issues of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Ortelius map of Ireland

Dublin Castle Collection

Houses of the Oireachtas Library

The Dublin Castle collection (6,800 items) contains a variety of formats including historical monographs, maps, periodicals, cartoons, prints and pamphlets. The collection is particularly distinct in its holdings of visual and periodical material. Given the wide range of publication dates, major themes and topics of Irish history are represented. These include materials relating to: The 1641 rebel ...

Ewart Map A 1680

Hibernica Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The Hibernica Collection, or Henry Collection as it was previously known, is a substantial collection of monographs, periodicals and pamphlets of general Irish interest and/or origin, being strongest in history and literature, and also including works of Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Breton. Officially established in 1929 with a deposit of 1000 volumes from the personal library of R.M. Henry (Profess ...

Larkin Collection

National University of Ireland Galway

The library of Professor Patrick Larkin (Education Department, UCG) and his wife Rita Larkin.

M752 - Records of the Commissioner's Office (Genl. OO Howard) - Extract from Index of Letters Received, 1862 - Image courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration ©

Freedmen’s Bureau Records

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Collection of Records of the Assistant Commissioners for the states of North Carolina (M843) and South Carolina (M869) between 1865 -1872, along with Records for the Field Offices for the States of North Carolina (M1909) and South Carolina (M1910) between 1865-1872 and the Records of the Commissioner’s office including letters sent by General O.O Howard between 1865-1872 (M742). The Bureau of Refu ...

St. Anthony's Rare Book Collection

National University of Ireland Galway

The St. Anthony's Rare Book Collection, numbering c. 280 items, formed part of the library of St. Anthony's Franciscan College which was acquired by UCG in 1992. The collection contains many rare and interesting works on topics ranging in scope from theology and apologetics to bardism and Norse mythology.

Cairnes Collection

National University of Ireland Galway

The library of John Elliott Cairnes (1823-1875), political economist and professor of jurisprudence and political economy at Queen's College, Galway (1859-1870).