Rosenfield Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Chris Murray

I am a poet without a landscape, a woman poet without a narrative heritage. (Irish Times)

Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon

A meditation on publishing in an Irish Poetry landscape which has disavowed the woman poet's voice in numerous iterations throughout the writing life of the poet, by C. Murray for the Irish Times. The landscape of Irish women's poetry is fragmented and incomplete, we lack familiarity with the poet's image and with their words. The problems extend into anthologizing, indexing and archiving the work ...

'A tipping point’: women writers pledge to boycott gender biased books after very male anthology

Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon

Media Article/ Feature : Published / Digitised / Open Access Published: The Guardian Newspaper 12/01/2018 URL : Keywords : Pledge, Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets (2017), Gerald Dawe, Fired!, Guardian Newspaper, Parity, Gender Equality, Poetry, Irish Women ...

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 ...

Newspaper and Journal Collection

Libraries NI, Armagh City Library

The collection includes Gordon’s “Newry Chronicle”, a newspaper established in the 1750s, “Newry Commercial Telegraph”, established in 1812, with Alexander Wilson as the printer and James Stuart as the Editor. Included in the Newspaper Collection are runs of "The Irish Sun" covering the 1850s and 1860s, useful information regarding emigration is to be found here. The "Northern Star", Belfast - hol ...

Michael Cummings collection of P.S. Gilmore materials   

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

The Michael Cummings Collection of P.S. Gilmore Materials documents the life and music career of Irish-American Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore and highlights the activities of the Patrick S. Gilmore Society, founded by Michael Cummings in Boston in 1969. The collection was artificially created by Michael Cummings and includes correspondence, concert programs, photographs, lithographs, audio and video r ...

Mary O'Hara papers

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

The Mary O'Hara papers document the performances, public career, and personal life of Irish soprano and harpist Mary O'Hara. The collection highlights her early rise to fame in the 1950s until her entrance to Stanbrook Abbey in 1962, as well her return to her music career in 1974 until her retirement in 1994. O'Hara was married to the American poet Richard Selig from 1956 until his death in 1957, ...

Frederick M. Manning collection of John McCormack materials

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

These materials pertaining to John McCormack’s life and career were compiled by Frederick M. Manning. Notable manuscripts in the collection include McCormack’s memoirs, a book of song lyrics used as a prompt and prop by McCormack in performance, a handwritten index of McCormack’s sheet music and annotated typescripts of McCormack’s introductory remarks to radio performances. Other notable items in ...

Kathleen Daly Clarke papers and collection of Thomas Clarke and Irish political materials

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

The papers contain correspondence, photographs, artwork, ephemera, and clippings documenting the life and career of Kathleen Daly Clarke, while Clarke's collection includes materials about her husband Thomas Clarke and Irish politics during the early- to mid-1900s. Of note are cards she received from political figures, including Eamon de Valera, Douglas Hyde, and Sean Ó Ceallaigh, some of which w ...