Ephemera

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 ...

1854 Poor Law Rate book for Mullartown (Annalong).

The Hugh Irvine Collection

Newry and Mourne Museum

The Hugh Irvine Collection Born in Belfast in 1930, Hugh Irvine came to Kilkeel in 1953 when he was appointed as a history teacher in the newly opened Kilkeel High School. Hugh developed a keen interest in the history, archaeology, architecture, genealogy and folklore of the area around Kilkeel and the Mourne Mountains. He recorded the results of his research on a series of index cards and built u ...

Photograph & Postcard Collection

Libraries NI, Armagh City Library

Irish and Local Studies Library, Armagh

Libraries NI, Irish and Local Studies Library, Armagh

Noteworthy are some valuable and scarce titles dealing with "tours in Ireland". Local authors like James Stuart, well known for his work “Historical Memoirs of the City of Armagh”, published in 1819 and Rev Henry Boyd, who achieved fame as the first translator of Dante into English – published first in Dublin, 1785 and later in London, 1802 are represented in this collection. The works of many of ...

Local Studies Collection

Libraries NI, Ballymena Central Library

The collection aspires to include comprehensive series of books and pamphlets, journals, CD-ROMs, maps, photographs, postcards, local newspapers etc concerning life within this area, past, present and future and about all aspects of the local environment. Local publications are well represented and the collection includes titles by many local authors. Microfilms of the 1901 Census for Counties Ant ...

Cinema Collection

Libraries NI, Belfast Central Library

Royal Belfast Botanic & Horticultural Company Ltd.

Libraries NI, Belfast Central Library

The Belfast Botanic and Horticultural Society was formed in February 1827. In 1829, after an abortive attempt at laying out botanical gardens at Bradbury Place the current site was purchased on the Stranmillis Road. Monies were raised through a share issue and a committee formed to manage the gardens. In 1860 the Society was replaced by the Royal Belfast Botanic and Horticultural Company Ltd with ...

Samuel Beckett collection

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

The Samuel Beckett collection comprises six distinct series and one miscellaneous series of Beckett-related material including manuscripts and typescripts by Beckett, correspondence with Beckett, ephemera, photographs, and publications by and about Beckett: The Samuel Beckett-Calvin Israel collection (1929-1981) is primarily Beckett manuscripts and publications, but also includes theater programs, ...

AE/ George Russell Collection

Armagh County Museum

The material in this collection consists of illustrated poems, photographs and books of poetry by the artist, poet and theosophist George Russell (AE) 1867-1935. George Russell, also known as AE was one of the founders of the Irish Theatrical Company at the Abbey Theatre. He contributed regularly to the Irish Statesman and the Irish Homestead, supporting issues like Home Rule and the Lock-out of 1 ...

T.G.F. Paterson Manuscript Collection

Armagh County Museum

This collection comprises T.G.F. Paterson's notebooks. The notebooks are concerned with pedigrees and genealogies of families connected with County Armagh, local history, dialect, archaeology, folklore and place-name studies. He published regularly in the Ulster Journal of Archaeology, County Louth Archaeological Journal, Seanchas Ardmhacha and the Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ir ...