Irish Tri-Colour: A large Irish linen Tri-Colour Flag, green, white and gold, approx. 84 x 168cm, with ties, soiled, otherwise good condition. By repute circa 1920’s. (1)More details ›
An interesting collection of five glass photographic plates featuring Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, some chipped; with a copy of ‘The Soldier’s Story of Easter Week’ by Brian O’Higgins, into which is laid an original Provisional Government printed notice relating to tax collection dated 8 April 1922.
‘Only two things in life are certain ..’
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Mountjoy Square Curfew, February 1921
A collection of 6 photographic glass plates, one depicting soldiers during a raid in Mountjoy Square and including another rare depiction of a tank.
The end of hostilities in Europe allowed for the deployment of mark 1 battle tanks where the British Army became involved in insurgency and civic disturbance. However they were singularly ill adapted to the role. It is not known how many were sent to Ireland, where in urban environments they were used as static guard posts, guarding buildings or troops deploying for house searches. The Maxwell family at 22 Mountjoy Square had a legal and British Army tradition. Photographic record of the deployment of battle tanks in Dublin is rare.More details ›
A small collection of six lantern slides, each circa 10 x 7.6 cm, portraits of Pearse, De Valera and Griffith with a few others including a funeral scene.More details ›
A circular wall plaque depicting Padraig PearseMore details ›
A circular plaque depicting the head of Eamon de Valera in profile. Aluminium, 26cm diameter.More details ›
Kevin Barry, Memorial Card
Memorial card, 8.3 x 6 cm, with a portrait, within black border, verso blank. ‘Pray for the Soul of a Boy who Died for Ireland, Kevin Gerald Barry I.R.A., Executed in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, All Saints’ Day, Nov. 1st 1920. R.I.P.’ In good condition, rare.More details ›
The Rebellion in Dublin: Kathleen Clarke’s copy
A booklet of mounted photographs of the destruction in Dublin following the 1916 Rising, oblong folio, illus. wrappers, stitched with a cord, Easons. The first issue, priced at 6d. Kathleen Clarke’s copy (widow of Tom Clarke, first signatory of the Proclamation), with her signature. A clean copy.
Kathleen Clarke wished to take part in the Rising with her husband, but was ordered by the IRB to remain at home and look after the welfare of dependents afterwards – which she did, setting up the Irish National Aid and Volunteer Dependents Association within a few weeks. She later employed Michael Collins as Secretary of that organisation, giving him the base from which he developed his network of support within the Volunteers.
Provenance: Clarke family, by descent; Independence sale 12 April 2006.More details ›
Spanish Civil War: O’Riordan (Michael) Connolly Column, The Story of the Irishmen who fought in the ranks of the International Brigades in the National -Revolutionary War of the Spanish People 1936 -1939. Roy 8vo D. (New Books) 1979. FIRST EDN., numerous illus., pictorial d.w.
Signed and inscribed by the author ‘with International Greeting’ 1985More details ›
Garda Siochana: An early Drill Book Compiled for the Use of the Garda Siochana, 12mo D. (Stationary Office) 1928, orig. cloth, worn. (1)More details ›
[Childers, (Erskine H.), later President of Ireland]. Mac Ardle (Dorothy) Earth-Bound. Nine Stories of Ireland, 8vo Worcester, Mass. U.S.A. 1924. Inscribed presentation copy, ‘To Aunt Julia, with much love from Erskine and Ruth, Christmas 1924,’. Orig. cloth backed printed boards.
* Erskine H. Childers, son of the executed Erskine Childers, was a life long supporter of Fianna Fail, and became fourth President of Ireland, 1973 – 4. (1)More details ›
New Ross Born Patriot
Michael O’Hanrahan 1877-1916: A good clear A.L.s. by the New Ross born Patriot, executed after 1916 Rising for his part in the Rebellion. Single page on his family’s printed business notepaper, dated March 1st, 1900. As a m/ss., w.a.f.
* O’Hanrahan, born in New Ross in 1877, educated there and at Carlow College. he was from an early age interest in the Revival Movements, Gaelic League, etc. He was an earnest supporter of the new national military organisations developing in Dublin c. 1913-1916. He was out in 1916, Court Martialled in early May for his part as a member of Jacob’s Garrison and executed in Kilmainham Jail, 4th May 1916. He was the author of “A Swordsman of the Brigade,” and his friend and fellow comrade Thomas Mac Donagh who suffered a similar fate, said of the book in his review for a Dublin Magazine, “It is a manly story, of a Gael, by a Gael.” A copy of his book is included with this lot. (1)More details ›
First Edition of P.H. Pearse’s First Book
Pearse (P.H.) Three Lectures on Gaelic Topics, sm. 8vo D. 1898. FIRST EDN., L.S. on title, in rare orig. gilt lettered dark crimson cloth, good copy; = also Bodach an Chota Lachtna, published by The Gaelic League & edited by P.H. Pearse, 16mo D. 1906. FIRST EDN., illus. & designs by S. Mac Cathmhaoil, yellow wrappers (lr. wrapper lacking). Both V. Scarce. (2)More details ›
Limerick General Strike, 1919: A rare Strike Token for 10/- Ten Shillings, printed in two colours, No. 285, issued on behalf of ‘The Workers of Limerick’ during their General Strike Against British Militarism, April 1919, signed by Jn. Cronin, Chairman, and James Casey, Treasurer of Limerick Trades and Labour Council, approx. 9 x 14cm, worn at edges, laid down on backing sheet. Ex. Scarce. (1)More details ›
Sinn Fein: Figgis (Darrell) Sinn Fein Catechism, printed booklet, 16mo [D.n.d.], 30pp. with adverts etc., orig. ptd. wrappers, decor. border on title page, in v. good condition. Scarce. (1)More details ›
Civil War Leaflet: A Free State leaflet headed “‘The Cost’ Mr. Rory O’Connor when asked who would pay replied: The Irish People will Pay. The cost now upward of £20,000,000 is mounting daily as the Wanton Destruction goes on……” Leaflet approx. 25.5 x 15cm printed one side only, no printer, no date, circa 1922. Scarce. (1)More details ›
“Irish War Savings Committee”. A 4pp pamphlet, 4to D. (Powell Press) c. 1915; also others “The German Crowd over Ireland,” by Rev. Wm. P. Burke, delivered at Cahir, Nov. 14th 1915, 4pp; also “Why we should Save and How,” 8vo D. (Falconer) 1915, 16pp; a recruiting Circular, 1915; and a printed programme for ‘Second Oireachtas or Literary Festival,’ 4to Dublin 1898. As a lot, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
“The Ballagh Aerideacht”
Tipperary Interest: Typescript report on “The Ballagh Aerideacht,” by a local correspondent, William Mac Namara of Cashel, a function addressed by Sean Milroy and others, with apologies from Countess Markievicz who was unable to attend due to pressure of work. Mac Namara apparently was correspondent for the Nationalist Newspaper, 5pp. As a typescript, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
Lines Written in Richmond Prison, 28 May 1916
A typescript (carbon copy) of a poem of 5 stanzas of 4 lines single sheet, commencing ‘Oh Sacred Heart our hearts are wholly thine…,’ unsigned, titled ‘Lines written in Richmond Prison, Dublin, on the occasion of hearing Mass in the Barrack Yard on Sunday 28 May 1916’. with a cyclostyled typescript headed ‘Woman’s Day Committee’ dated June 5th, 1918, issued by Agnes O’Farrelly, Secretary. Unusual pair. Rare. (2)More details ›
Political Postcards: Republican Leaders, The O’Rahilly, Wm. Pearse, Roger Casement, The O’Rahilly, also real photos of James Connolly, De Valera & Archbishop Mannix, & 3 other varied cards, mostly unused. As a lot. (10)More details ›