Waterford Pig Riots: J.O’H., Artist. A Local Celebrity II (The Curse of the Village) ‘He was ?…. into a barrow of liquid manure’ (title of illustration). An original pen and ink drawing, approx. 19 x 28cm, signed with initials, & inscribed on reverse.
* Apparently a sketch for Shamrock Magazine, 1919, & related to the famous Pig Riots in Waterford, c. 1919. (1)More details ›
Political Caricatures: Collection of 19 large coloured Political Caricatures from Weekly Freeman, c. 1891 – 1893, some tears, as a coll., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
Piaras Beaslai: A fine portrait photograph by Lafayette showing Piaras in middle age, head and shoulders, wearing a Fainne, approx. 20.3 x 15.2cm, mounted and in original folder; with a copy of the memorial issue of ‘An t-Oglach’ Vol. 1 No. II, Winter 1965, dedicated to P. Beaslai.
* Piaras Beaslai fought in the G.P.O. during 1916 and was an active Volunteer during the War of Independence, and a close associate of Michael Collins, whose biography he wrote. (1)More details ›
Martial Law in Clare, Waterford, Wexford & Kilkenny
1921 – Proclamation No. 2: Macready (C.F.N.) Proclamation No. 2, by The General Officer Commanding -in- Chief, the Forces in Ireland. – Martial Law has been declared in the Counties of Clare, Waterford, Waterford City, Wexford and Kilkenny. signed by Mac ready and dated 4th Jan. 1921, a broadside, printed one side only, approx. 49.5 x 31.7cm, creased, some faults, minor loss. (1)
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“Trust in God and Keep Your Powder Dry.”
Frank Aiken 1898 – 1983.
Broadside document, Position of the 4th Northern Division January – July 1922, Statement issued by Frank Aiken, Ceann Roinne, 1 leaf, tall folio approx. 14″ x 6″, outlining his negotiations with Free State Army Officers, and the Minister for Defence (Gen. Mulcahy), Jan. – June 1922, and explaining the circumstances which led to his officers being taken by surprise and arrested (17 July 1922, apparently in breach of undertakings given,) ending –
“Now there must be no-ill will borne to the men who attacked this barrack. They did not know the circumstances, and from a military point of view, it was a nice, well-organised bit of work, carried out well. But I ask all my men, for the country’s sake, not to join the Army of the Government with that oath [to the English King] in the Constitution, no matter what the pay may be, or that the alternatives to joining are starving or going back to Ulster to fight at a time that the disordered state of Southern Ireland ensures failure. The best thing to do for the country’s sake is to put your trust in God and keep your powder dry, and make sure you don’t lose it.’
* A fascinating document, extremely scarce. (1)More details ›
Republican Ballad Sheets: De Markievicz (Constance) A Battle Hymn (Dedicated to The Irish Citizen Army,) single sheet folded 4pp music arranged by Joseph M. Crofts & Sung by Gerard Crofts, with cameo portrait and tricolour on front cover; also Wrap the Green Flag Round Me Boys, Dedicated to Major John Mc Bride. Words by Caolmhighin O’Raghallaigh, and arranged by Joseph Crofts, single sheet folded, 4pp., printed by Gaelic Press with Celtic decorated border. Both with some faults, but scarce. (2)More details ›
Second Edition of National Anthem
Republican Song Sheets: O’Cearnaigh (Peadar) The Soldiers Song, single sheet folded, 4pp., music by P. O’hAonaigh, decor. border. V. good copy of the rare Second Edition of the National Anthem; also by same author, The Three Coloured Ribbon, single folded sheet, 4pp., music arranged by Cathal Mac Dubhghaill, decor. border on title, good. Both V. Rare. (2)More details ›
1917 Tipperary Interest: Cashel Petty Sessions, 1917. A typescript Report (carbon copy on flimsy paper), approx. 10pp. of proceedings against three young men for drilling and incitement offences near Cashel, May 1917. Includes an interesting account of the demonstration from which the prosecutions ensued. A photocopied version of same also included. As a lot, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
Collins (Michael) The Path to Freedom, 8vo D. 1911. FIRST EDN., photo. port. frontis., orig. decor. cloth, v. good copy. also An Saorstat The Irish Free State – Michael Collins Memorial Number, Vol. I, No. 28, Dublin Wed. 30, 1922. SECOND EDN. Lg. atlas folio profusely illustrated with photos etc., some fraying at edges, also good. Both V. Scarce. (2)More details ›
Legal Documents: Petty Sessions – A binder containing a collection of approx. 77 circulars to Clerks of Petty Sessions, 1910 – 1922. Subjects include cinematograph regulations (1910), committals to industrial schools, licensing regulations, Irish Education Act 1892, Criminal Justice Administration Act, 1914, Borstal regulations, Permits and Passports (with m/ss amendments), Fine under the Profiteering Act 1919, Procedures where Petty Sessions Courthouses have been Destroyed (1920) and “Recruiting (1916)” and circular for May 9th 1916, stating that ‘no matters in any way connected with the Rebellion can be dealt with without the express authority of the Military.’ signed H. Caddell; etc. apparently a comprehensive collection. As a coll., w.a.f. Scarce. (1)More details ›
Irish Songs of the Rebellion & Louis le Brocquy Clancy Bros. & Tommy Makem [Louis le Brocquy] The Rising of the Moon, Irish Songs of the Rebellion. This L.P. recording by The Clancy’s & Tommy Makem was made by Tradition Records in New York City, c. 1959. With original sleeve designed by Louis le Brocquy, good condition, rare. (1)More details ›
The Felons Of Our Land
Leaflet issued by Cumann na mBan, 12 St. Andrew Street, Dublin, 8 ½ x 6 ins, asking for subscriptions to Irish National Aid Association on behalf of the dependants of fifty-three Irish men and women ‘lying in living tombs in England’s convict prisons’. Issued over names of Mrs. Austin Stack, Mrs. Cathal Brugha & Blathnaid Nic Carthaigh, no date, prob. circa 1925/30. With an accompanying ‘bearer’s note’.More details ›
Irish Volunteers Drill Book in Irish
Slí na Saoirse, .i. Leabhar Drille dOglaig na hEireann.
Aodh Ruadh do chuir le chéile.
Ath Cliath: Do clóbhuaileadh le húdarás Comairle na nOglách.
Date of issue obscured [1920?].
Staples rusted, cover loose, otherwise good. Scarce. With
Poems by Thomas MacDonagh. A Selection by his Sister.
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A subscriber’s receipt for a subscription of £1 to the First Dail’s National Loan, dated 17 July 1920, issued by Micheal O Coileain , Minister for Finance, stamped FULLY PAID and with Dail stamp and initials of issuing official, issued to Miss Johanna English at a Lancashire address. Worn but complete.More details ›
Phoenix Park Murders
An illustration from Le Monde Illustre, 1882, 20 x 30.5 cm, showing the attack on Cavendish and Burke in the Phoenix Park, after a drawing by Kremer.More details ›
Various ephemera framed as one, including a part of a letter to a Daniel O’Sullivan of Cork, with his signature and seal and a postal form ‘Too Late’; together with a similar item with the signature of Morgan O’Connell, his second son, one from his third son John, and a note from O’Connell to Mr Speaker.More details ›
‘United Ireland’ 1934.
A copy of the issue for 23 June 1934, Vol. 1 no. 41, folio, 8 pp, fold marks, otherwise in very good condition. Includes various items about activities of Blueshirts, League of Youth, Gen. O’Duffy etc.
The paper was the organ of the United Ireland/Fine Gael party during a brief period when it was headed by Gen. O’Duffy. Issues in good condition are very scarce.More details ›
‘Hear the Truth about Hitler Germany!’
A very rare leaflet, A-3, advertising a public meeting in Rathmines, Sunday Jan. 13 [no year], to be addressed by Ernst Toller, ‘the world famous author who was exiled by the Hitler Government’, and calling for the release of Ernst Thaelmann, famous leader of the German Workers, and all anti-Fascist prisoners. Organisers include Dr. A.J. Leventhal, R.J. [Roddie] Connolly, Peadar O’Donnell etc.; issued by Irish Labour League Against Fascism. No date, early 1930s.More details ›
Thomas Addis Emmet & Robert Emmet (New York)
A certificate relating to a mortgage agreement concluded by Ephraim Went of New York 1832, signed by Robert Emmet and Thomas Addis Emmet as Trustees of the estate of Laura M. Emmet, printed sheet with manuscript insertions, frayed repairs at folds, without loss.
Thomas Addis Emmet the first, elder brother of Robert Emmet the patriot (executed 1803), emigrated to New York where he established himself as an attorney. He died in 1827, leaving a family including another Thomas Addis Emmet, signatory of the present document.More details ›
Charles Stuart Parnell
A good photographic portrait on card with his name, 5.5 x 4 ins, by Purcell & Son of New York, a relatively youthful portrait.More details ›