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Lot 594/7025

Estimate: €500-800

Archive of Papers, etc.
Colaiste na Mumhan (Irish College), Ballingeary, Co. Cork
De Roiste (Liam) T.D. Cork:
An important Archive or papers, A.L.s. & T.L.s. concerning the affairs of Colaiste na Mumhan (Irish College) in Ballingeary, with two Roll-Books, for 1917 & 1918 – 1919, also some letters concerning the Cork Industrial Development Association, mostly 1910-20; over 55 single items in all and including a very good A.L.s. from Peadar ua Laoghaire (‘An tAthair Peadar’) in Irish, declining an invitation to visit Ballingeary on grounds of age and infirmity, and expressing surprise at reports that the people of Ballingeary are ‘in a gcodladh’ (asleep).
[An tÁthair Peadar, one of the pioneers of the Irish revival, died in 1920, letters from him are very scarce.] A very good collection, shedding some light on the workings of an Irish College, early in the revival of the Irish Language.
As an Archive, w.a.f. (1)

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