Tag Archives: Archives

“Ring Them Bells”: Father Prout and The Bells of Shandon

When listing archives even the smallest collections can draw you into the lives and works of the individuals who inhabit the material. Such was the case when I recently listed the Francis S. Mahony Collection. The collection consists of just … Continue reading

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Portal to the Past – You’ll be surprised what you find in the Archives

Taking up from Emma Horgan’s post last week I’d like to introduce some of the thought-processes behind our choice of images. From past experience when I introduce the idea of what archival material is, some people can look blankly at … Continue reading

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Cork Motor Derby 1938

As many archivists will tell you, there is nothing like the feeling of discovering a new item or collection in the archive that really excites you. My latest such example of this professional rush came when I was formally accepting … Continue reading

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