National Library of Ireland, MS 21, 753.

Extracts from the Letters of the 3rd Earl of Leitrim

As part of our series: From the Archives: Public History, Brian Thomas (MA in Public History, 2018) examines letters penned between Lord Leitrim and his barrister George B. West Esq. on legal matters pertaining to family tragedy, tenant riots, and his growing fears of a political conspiracy to assassinate him. The selected letters cover a large swathe of Lord Leitrim’s life and personal affairs and give insight into the man whose violent death would eventually be celebrated.

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Vere Foster’s Irish Female Emigration Fund

As part of our series: From the Archives: Public History, Hayley Kilgallon (MA in Public History, 2018) examines a report written by Vere Henry Louis Foster (1819-1900) regarding the assisted emigration fund he founded and managed. The report, published in October 1884, highlights the hardship in Ireland at the time and the desperation among people to emigrate. It also gives an insight into how Foster operated his scheme.

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Partition and Borders, UCD (May 2018) © Real Smart Media

Partitions and Borders

'Partitions and borders: a comparative and interdisciplinary conference' took place in UCD School of History in May 2018. Jointly organised by University College Dublin and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, this two-day international conference brought together scholars working on aspects of partition and border studies from multiple disciplines.

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‘File of newspaper cuttings relating to AIDS’, Irish Queer Archive Ms. 46,004/2 National Library of Ireland

Mother’s advice on condoms (Irish Press 1990)

In this month’s article for the ‘From the Archive’ series, MA in Public History graduate Jen Falgout examines a 1990 letter to The Irish Press newspaper from Mrs. P. O’Reilly, a veteran contraceptive rights campaigner. In her letter O’Reilly makes an impassioned intervention in support of the Irish Family Planning Association and loosening restrictions on condom sales.

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