Arthur Griffith: An original Memorial Card, Arthur Griffith, who Died on August 12th, 1922, and accompanied with an original mourning envelope, dam. Scarce. (1)More details ›
T.P. O’Connor, 1892.
An autograph signed letter to Mr. Henniker, Dec. 1892, on headed ‘Sunday Sun’ notepaper, saying a review of his book will appear next week and asking if he has a new book on hands for which he (T.P.) might make an offer for serial rights., 2pp (folded sheet), with a good signature.
* “T.P.” a well-known journalist, was also an influential Irish Party M.P. (1)More details ›
Fr. Michael O’Flanagan, Uachtaran (President) Sinn Fein
A manuscript message on headed Sinn Fein notepaper to members of the Roger Casement Sinn Fein Club, March 1935, in Irish, with a translation into English also in his hand, on separate sheet, signed; with a copy of Sceilg’s printed “Graveside Oration for Fr. O’Flanagan,” Aug. 1942, 4pp. All good, as m/ss., w.a.f.
* Fr. O’Flanagan was a brother of Sinead de Valera. (1)More details ›
A collection of four items, all scarce, including –
* “Home Rule for Ireland,” ostensibly pro-Redmond, but probably ironic;
* “Dark Rosaleen’s Last Chaplet;”
* “The Men of Dublin”;
* Owen Roe’s Address to his troops Before the Battle of Banburb, 1641,”
No printers, no dates, probably all 1914-1918. A good collection. (4)More details ›
Urai Dail Eireann (Dail Trustees)
Receipt (for subscriptions to Dail Loan?), blank, colour printed. Trustees for 1919 were Eamon de Valera, Rev. Dr. Fogarty, Bishop of Killaloe, and Seamus O’Mara, T.D. Unusual, & scarce.More details ›
Cumann na gCailini.
Constitution of “An Independent National Organisation for Girls under the Control of Cumann na mBan”, sm. 4to, 4pp (single folded sheet). Dublin printed, no date circa 1924/25; = also Why Republicans Boycott Aonach Tailtean. A leaflet, 1pp. no date, no printer (1924); = with 2 Sinn Fein items, “Ple ar son na Poblachta (The Case for the Republic), pamphlet, 4pp. (single folded sheet) no date (possibly 1924); = and The Economic Programme of Sinn Fein, 8vo March 1924, 4pp. (single folded sheet) some wear. All v. scarce. (4)More details ›
Manifesto to the Irish People, 1933
Issued by General Convention Oglaigh na hEireann (Irish Republican Army), on the occasion of a General Election in the Twenty-Six Counties, January 1933. Quarto, 3pp. (single folded sheet). A very rare document.
* “The Convention decides to release the organisation from the restriction that prevented it from taking part in elections, and we are recommending our members … to work and vote against the Cosgrave candidates … . In practice, this means that the Fianna Fail Government should be assisted into office again…. .” this was the election in which Fianna Fail secured an absolute majority; De Valera lost little time afterwards before taking steps to suppress the I.R.A. (1)More details ›
Kevin Barry and Liam Mellows
Kevin Barry. A memorial poem by Brian O’Higgins, with printed portrait, in colour printed Celtic design, mounted on card, c. 1920’s, scarce; = with The Story of Liam Mellows. A pamphlet 4pp (single folded sheet), with portrait, 1929, issued by Executive, Cumann na mBan. Both items scarce. (2)More details ›
Connolly (James) The Re-Conquest of Ireland, 8vo D. (Publ. at Liberty Hall & Printed by Trade Union Labour on Irish Paper) 1915. FIRST EDN., 64pp. stapled, orig. red decor. wrappers. Very Scarce.
Inscribed on front cover,” Picked up in Liberty Hall after its bombardment in the Dublin Rebellion April 1916. The author was executed.”More details ›
Markievicz (Countess Constance) What Irish Republicans Stand For, Reprinted from “Forward” by courtesy of the Editor. 8vo Glasgow Printed, n.d. (c. 1923), 8pp orig. pink printed wrappers, stapled, some fold marks. v. Scarce. (1)More details ›
Michael Davitt Letter, 1897.
Autograph letter, signed from Michael Davitt to a Mr. Henniker, Feb. 2, ’97, on House of Commons notepaper, 3pp (single folded sheet), accepting an invitation, mentioning that “our little Eileen is better,” and saying the Government is “in another mess on the Education question. I never witnessed a greater failure in the House than Mr. Balfour was in introducing his new measure last evening. It was a most pitiable performance …” With a good clear signature. As a m/ss., w.a.f. V. good. (1)More details ›
Republican Leaflets: A collection of five, some scarce items, including:
* “Strike in Lewes Prison,” (undated, 1916?);
* “Irishmen and Irish women Remember… (notice of a public meeting, 16th July 1917);
* “Copy of the Last Letter of J.J. Heuston;”
* “Citizens of Dublin! (on red paper), notice of a public meeting about prisoners in English jails, probably May, 1916;
* Sinn Fein. “Leaflet No. 3 – Work for a Sinn Fein Branch,” 4pp.
A scarce collection, as a lot, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
Leaflet, “How Tipperary Freed the Prisoners,” 4to 4pp (single folded sheet), ending “Now Longford ! Vote for Mc Guinness” Issued for Joseph Mc Guinness by his election agent, P.. Hannon, Longford, Printer Mahon, Dublin. Good & Scarce.
* Griffith’s article relates to a Tipperary by – election in 1868. Joseph Mc Guinness was successful in the South Longford by-election of May 1917, by a margin of 37 votes. According to Manchester Guardian, the result was “the equivalent of a serious British defeat in the field.” (1)More details ›
South Longford By-Election, 1917.
A good collection of four handbills issued to support the Sinn Fein candidate, Joseph Mc Guinness, by his election agent, P.J. Hannon of Longford, May 1917, including,
* Vote for Mc Guinness (ballad);
* The Man in Jail for Ireland (on red paper);
* John Redmond Supports Conscription (on yellow paper);
* ‘Up Mc Kenna’ and ‘Croppies Lie Down’ (yellow paper).
Mc Kenna was the Irish Party candidate in the South Longford by-election, which Mc Guinness won by 37 votes. An interesting lot, as a coll., w.a.f. (4)More details ›
Eamon de Valera & The East Clare By-Election:
A collection of handbills, tickets and badges mostly relating to the East Clare by-election of 1917, some rare items including:
* “Meetings in support of the Candidature of Eamon de Valera, 8th July,” Limerick Printed, East Clare, 1917;
* “Bainfidh Eire a Saoirse Iomlan amach le Teann Troda no Eile… Tabhair de Bhota de De Valera” (Ennis printed, text entirely in Irish, East Clare, by-election);
* “Vote for De Valera” (on green paper, no printing details, East Clare, 1917);
* “Up De Valera, (a Felon) of Our Land,” Gaelic Press, Dublin, badge in the form of a shamrock, worn with some loss;
* “Commandant De Valera’s Command. A Re-Union …. 41 York Street, 2 Aug. 1917.” Ticket on pink card, made out to P. Mc Cabe B. 111, worn with some loss;
* “To the Voters of Armagh, statement from E. de Valera, 22nd January, 1918,” Dublin printed, a little frayed, without loss.
As a collection, scarce, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
Irish Volunteers Manifesto
A leaflet, 19 x 12.7cm headed “A Manifesto to the Irish People,” undated, calling on Irish people to abstain from recognising the Convention established by the British Government (1917); with an A4 leaflet dated 25 August 1917 headed ‘Oglaigh na hEireann. Training Order – No. 1’, issued by Director of Training. As a collection, w.a.f. (2)More details ›
Sinn Fein By-Election Cartoons:
A good collection of four handbills bearing cartoons supporting Sinn Fein Candidates in the series of by-elections won by the party in 1917, including,
* Ireland at the Cross-Roads … Vote for De Valera and the Road to Freedom; (East Clare 1917);
* Vote for De Valera Who Saved Your Sons from Conscription. (East Clare 1917);
* The Irish Party’s Only Props in Longford (Longford 1917);
* Subserviency. The Old Order. “You’ll never get across,” showing a young man carrying Ireland toward freedom across a river, by stepping stones labelled “Roscommon,” “South Longford,” “East Clare.”
An attractive collection from the period when Sinn Fein was establishing itself as the majority party. Interesting collection, as a lot, w.a.f. (4)More details ›
“The Emergency” in Co. Tipperary
Co. Tipperary: Forsa Cosanta Aitiuil (Local Defence Force), An archive of printed and manuscript material including a poster with unit club rules, 1946, ration books, civilian war duties booklet (worn), defence forces regulations and several similar booklets, a file of membership cards with manuscript details, one copy book entitled ‘Intelligence’ with manuscript details, mostly of the Cashel area, cyclostyled training documents relating to Southern Command etc. A very useful collection relating to ‘The emergency.’ as a coll. w.a.f. Scarce. (1)More details ›
Michael Collins: Collection of items including, “The Freeman’s Journal,” for Thursday Aug. 24, 1922 with comprehensive coverage of Collins’ life and death; a M. Collins Telephone Card, a Commemorative programme for Cork No. 1 Brigade 17th March, 1963; a Cork Examiner Supplement for Centenary of Michael Collins, & other items. As a lot, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
Irish Convention: [Plunkett (Sir H.)] Chairman, Report of the Proceedings of the Irish Convention, folio D. (H.M.S.O.) 1918. FIRST EDN., 176pp. orig. blue printed wrappers. Good. Scarce.
* Important report list the entire membership & who they represented, the results of the various ballots, and who voted for and against. (1)More details ›