Online Resources

 

The museum is currently collating their collections to make it more readily available for anyone researching about Cork.

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1913-1923

 

THE BURNING OF CORK

 

Report: City Engineer Burning of Cork 1920 Part-01.

Report : City Engineer Burning of Cork 1920 Part-02.

Report: Interim The American Commission on Conditions in Ireland (British Edition) 1921.

Report: Of the Labour Commission to Ireland The Labour Party.

Report Who Burnt Cork City A Tale of Arson Loot and Murder. Labour-Party 1921

Report: Interim The American Commission on Conditions in Ireland (American Edition) 1921.

 

I.R.A./IRISH VOLUNTEERS PUBLICATIONS

 

Document: Circulars Oglaigh Na hEireann Southern Division, Cork No.3 Brigade 1921

Document: Training Memos No.8-11, Oglaigh Na hEireann.

Document: Circular Oglaigh Na hEireann issued by GHQ Dublin 1921.

Handbook: No.11 Night Fighting Oglaigh Na hEireann IRA.

Handbook: No.1 An Introduction to Volunteer Training, Oglaigh Na hEireann IRA.

Handbook: No.1 Engineering Irish Army IRA 1921.

Micellaneous: Documents, Pamplets and Leaflets

 

 

REPUBLICAN NEWSPAPERS

An Birin Beo

An Claideam Soluis (The`Sword of Light)

An Firinne (Truth)

An Long (The Ship)

An Phoblacht

An T-Oglac

Cork Sinn Fein Pamplet

Daily Sheet 

Eire, The Irish Nation

Fainne Na Lae (Ring of the Day)

Fianna Fail (Terence MacSwiney)

Honesty

Ireland Over All

Irish Freedom (Saoirse Na hEireann)

Irish Opinion

Irish War News

Misneac

Nationality

New Ireland

Old Ireland

Poblacht Na Eireann (National Edition)

Poblacht Na Eireann (Southern Edition)

Poblacht Na Eireann (Scottish Edition)

Scissors and Paste

Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein (Pamplets)

The Boys of Wexford

The Factionist

The Free State- An Saorstat

The Irish Volunteer

The Irishman

The People

The Phoenix

The Republic

The Republic of Ireland

The Southern Democrat

The Spark

Weekly Free Press

Young Ireland-Eire Og

Police and Propaganda

Police Gazette: Hue-And-Cry

The Weekly Summary

INTERNMENT & PRISON

 

War of Independence

Autograph Book: Florence O'Leary Spike Island Internment Camp 1921 Part-01.

Autograph Book: Florence O'Leary Spike Island Internment Camp 1921 Part-02.

Autograph Book: Kilmainham Women's Jail 1919-1921.

Objects: Related to the Ballykinlar Internment Camp 1920-1921

Civil War

Autograph Book: PJ O'Connell, Tintown Curragh Camp 1923.

Autograph Book: PJ O'Connell,  Tintown III, Curragh Camp 1923.

Autograph Book: PJ O'Connell, Tintown II, Curragh Camp 1924.

Martial Law, Curfews, Depositions

Curfew Documents

Martial Law Documents

Internment Documents

Deposition Documents

CUMANN NA MBAN

Cumann Na mBan Minute Book. Shandon Branch Jan 1918-Sept 1920.

Cumann Na mBan Minutes Book. Cork District Council Feb 1918-Feb 1920.

Cumann Na mBan Minute Book .Cork District Council Feb 1920-Feb 1922.

Cumann. Na mBan: Constitution

 

FIANNA EIREANN

Christmas Book Fianna Eireann 1914

Fianna Eireann Golden Jubilee Booklet 1959

Photo: Fianna Eireann Convention 1922

Notebook: Sean O'Hegarty Book No.1

Notebook: Sean O'Hegarty Book No.2

 

TADHG BARRY

  

Book: Poetry, 'Songs Of A Gaol Bird', by Tadhg Barry

Book: Prayer book belonging to Tadhg Barry

Model: Used in the Tadhg Barry Inquest

Letters: To and from Tadhg Barry

Postcard and Photos: Tadhg Barry

TOMAS MACCURTAIN

FAMILY/PERSONAL

Letter: From Tomas MacCurtain to his brother Peter MacCurtain. 16-07-1915.

Letter: From Sean MacCurtain to Tomas MacCurtain Blackpool. 13-04-1915.

Letters: Between Tomas MacCurtain and his sisters Mary (Min) and Eithne (Nan), Feb 1916 -Nov 1916.

Letter: From Sean MacCurtain to Tomas MacCurtain 24-05-1916.

Letter: From Anne MacSwiney to Tomas MacCurtain 27-05-1916.

Letter: From Muriel MacSwiney to Tomas MacCurtain Frongoch 27-06-1916.

Letter: From niece Withchie to Tomas MacCurtain. 13-07-1916.

Drawing: Caricature of Tomas MacCurtain Reading. 24-09-1916.

Letter: From Tomas MacCurtain to Annie MacCurtain. 27-09-1916.

Letter: From Sean MacCurtain to Tomas MacCurtain. 10-10-1916.

Letter: From niece Angela to Tomas MacCurtain. 01-11-1916

Letter: From Sean MacCurtain to Tomas MacCurtain. 24-11-1916

Letter: From Sean MacCurtain to Tomas MacCurtain. 13-12-1916.

Letter: From Tomas MacCurtain to Mary MacSwiney Blackpool. 16-02-1917.

Letter: From Tomas MacCurtain to Mary MacSwiney Blackpool. 16-02-1917.

Music Sheet: Tomas MacCurtain 'The Land of My Fathers' Welsh Ledbury. 15-04-1917.

Letter: From Tomas MacCurtain to Mary MacSwiney Ledbury. 10-05-1917.

Letter: From Tomas MacCurtain Ledbury. 13-05-1917.

Letter: From Tomas MacCurtain to Mary MacSwiney Ledbury. 18-05-1917.

Letter: From Tomas MacCurtain to his wife Eibhlis. 11-08-1917.

Letter: From Tomas MacCurtain to Muriel MacSwiney. 08-11-1917.

PRE-1916 RISING

 

Book: Imitation of Christ (miniature) belonging to T MacCurtain.

Letter: From Tomas MacCurtain Irish Volunteers, Fisher St. Regarding Executive Committee 1914.

Letter: To Tomas MacCurtain from Padraig Pearse 1915.

 

1916-1920

Diary: Tomas MacCurtain May to July 1916 MacCurtain Collection (Irish Version) (*)

Diary: L1966.145: Translated diary of T MacCurtain May 1916-01.(*).

Diary: L1966.146: Translated diary of T MacCurtain June 1916-02.(*).

Diary: L1966.147: Translated diary of T MacCurtain July 1916-03.(*).

(*) Please note the 4 diaries above were not his original diaries. As they were confiscated during his imprisonment. He later recalled the events then and wrote them down. These are those. Original Irish Version and English translations.

 

Account: Typewritten of the arrest and imprisonment of T MacCurtain July 1916.

Letter: From Tadhg Barry to Tomas MacCurtain 26-10-1917.

Card: Prison card belonging to Tomas MacCurtain. 31-10-1917

Letter: Congratulatory message to Lord Mayor Tomas MacCurtain 03-02-1920.

Letter: To Lord Mayor recognising Dail Eireann Tomas MacCurtain 15-02-1920.

Letter: Last letter from Tomas MacCurtain to Terence MacSwiney City Hall before MacCurtain's death. 19-03-1920.

DEATH/LEGACY

 

Note: Found on Lord Mayor Tomas MacCurtain's desk the day after his murder March 1920.

Warrant: Served on Gerard Byrne Juryman. Inquest into death of Tomas MacCurtain March 1920.

TERENCE MACSWINEY

FAMILY/PERSONAL

PRE-1916 RISING

 

Letter: From Sean MacDiarmada to Terence MacSwiney (1944.251) 29-06-1911.pdf

Letter: From Dwyers & Co. to Terence MacSwiney regarding his employment (1955.46) 06-01-1912.pdf

Balance Sheet: Irish Volunteers Cork Terence MacSwiney (1955.81) 30-06-1914.pdf

Letter: From Thomas Ceannt to Terence MacSwiney (1955.22) 16-09-1915.pdf

1916-1920 

 

Letter: To Mrs MacSwiney regarding visit to Terence MacSwiney in Cork Prison (1955.67) 05-02-1916.pdf

Document: Summons and arrest of Terence MacSwiney 15-02-1916.

Report: On the prosecution of Terence MacSwiney Cork Constitution 15-02-1916.

Diary: Kept during detention in Richmond Barracks Terence MacSwiney 25-05-1916.

Letter: From Austin Stack regarding treatment of men in jail 29-03-1918.

Document: Agenda brigade council meeting 1916 Terence MacSwiney 09-04-1916.

Receipts: National University of Ireland Terence MacSwiney 12-06-1918.

Letter: To PJ MacSwiney from John Devoy Gaelic American Fund 27-07-1918.

Letter: To Terence MacSwiney from Michael Collins 1919. 11-12-1919.

Letter: From Town Clerk to Terence MacSwiney election as councillor 26-01-1920.

Booklet: Corporate Minutes Cork City Council April 1920.

Letter: From Mallow Council to Terence MacSwiney on his election as Lord Mayor 15-04-1920.

Letter: From Terence MacSwiney regarding the Tomas MacCurtain Fund. 19-04-1920.

Booklet: Corporate Minutes Cork City Council May 1920.

Invitation Card: To meeting in City Hall lecture Countess Markievicz 18-05-1920.

Book: Receipt book Terence MacSwiney 20-05-1920.

Document: Resolution Macroom Urban District Council Terence MacSwiney 25-05-1920.

Inquiry into the Cost of Living 1920.

Document: Making Irish obligatory for corporation clerks Terence MacSwiney 09-07-1920.

Letter:From Terence MacSwiney to Clr. Byrne warning of damage by military forces 19-07-1920.

Report: Court-martial of Terence MacSwiney from Cork Examiner 17-08-1920.

Letter: To Barry Egan from Terence MacSwiney Brixton Prison 18-09-1920.

Letter: From an Irishwoman in Battersea London to Marie MacSwiney 20-09-1920.

Letter: From Terence MacSwiney to Cathal-Brugha 30-09-1920.

DEATH/LEGACY

 

Newspaper: French newspaper showing children praying for Terence MacSwiney 28-08-1920.pdf

Diary: Terence MacSwiney's final days at Brixton Prison by Anne MacSwiney 1920.

Certificate: Medical Certificate Brixton Prison 1920.

Document: Bill for funeral from London to Cork of Terence MacSwiney 28-10-1920.

Document: Order of funeral of Terence MacSwiney  31-10-1920.

Telegrams: Relating to MacSwiney's death.

Letters: Of Sympathy Compiled List Terence MacSwiney-01.

Letters: Of Sympathy Compiled List Terence MacSwiney-02.

Letters: Of Sympathy Compiled List Terence MacSwiney-03.

Newspaper: French 'Le-Grand-Hebdomadaire-Illustre' regarding Terence MacSwiney funeral. 07-11-1920.

Certificate: Freedom of the City of Chicago for Mary MacSwiney. 22-12-1920.

Letter: Correspondence between Marie MacSwiney and Cardiff Waxworks exhibition. 25-03-1922.

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20th Century Ireland

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