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IE BL/P/F

Fenian Photographs

1860’s, 1964

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17 items

CONTEXT:

IE BL/P/F are a set of sixteen reproductions of photographs taken during the 1860’s of Fenian prisoners awaiting trial. The originals are stored in the National Archives. These copies were presented to UCC in 1964 by a local historian, Walter McGrath.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE:

Black and white copies of photographs with attached information identifying the person involved, their home area and other relevant details. The original photographs were taken in Mountjoy prison in the 1860’s and were the men involved were tried at the Cork Commission of December 1865 and January 1866. The photographs are listed alphabetically by surname.

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Access: Available by appointment with the Archives Service to holders of UCC Readers tickets.

Language: English

Finding Aid: Item Description (see below)

BL/P/F

1.   1964
Cover note giving the names and background information relating to the photographs within the collection. It is noted that the items were deposited in UCC in 1964 by Walter Macgrath.  1p

2.   [1860’s]
Barry, Patrick F. Head and shoulders frontal shot in prison garb. Covering folder notes “Was a pall-bearer at Brian Dillon’s funeral in 1872. Later a member of Cork Corporation?”  2 items : 16cm x 12cm

3.   [1860’s]
Clarke Luby, Thomas. Head and shoulders frontal shot in prison garb. Covering folder.  2 items: 16cm x 12cm

4.   [1860’s]
Dillon, Brian (1830 – 1872). Head and shoulders frontal shot in prison garb. Covering folder notes “One of the leading IRB men in South of Ireland. Only 4’ 10” in height. One of four from Cork city “Centres” in 1865 at arrest. One of principal deponents before Devon Commission 1870.  2 items : 16cm x 12cm

5.   [1860’s]
Duggan, Thomas. Head and shoulders frontal shot in prison garb. Covering folder notes “of Ballincollig. Transported to Fremantle. Did not return. Died Australia 1916. grandfather of late Archdeacon Duggan of Cork.”  2 items : 16cm x 12cm

6.   [1860’s]
Hayes, Thomas. Head and shoulders frontal shot in prison garb. Covering folder notes “of Rosscarbery”.  2 items :16cm x 12cm

7.   [1860’s]
Kennedy, John. Head and shoulders frontal shot in prison garb. Covering folder notes “Born Glenlara, Duhallow, Co. Cork. Became commercial traveler with Queen’s Old castle.transported Austrailia 1867 – 69. Later settled in San Francisco. Helped devoy etc. in planning Catalpa rescue.”  2 items : 16cm x 12cm

8.   [1860’s]
Kickham, Charles. Head and shoulders frontal shot in prison garb. Covering folder.  2 items : 16cm x 12cm

9.   [1860’s]
Lynch, John. Head and shoulders frontal shot in prison garb. Covering folder notes “Died in Woking Prison Hospital 2/6/66. was one of the “Centres” for Cork City. Organizer of St. Patrick’s Day nationalist demonstrations in Athenaeum Club in the 60’s”.  2 items : 16cm x 12cm

10.   [1860’s]

O’Donovan, Jerh. Head and shoulders frontal shot in prison garb. Covering folder notes “of Coolflugh. Tower, Blarney. A pall-bearer at Brian Dillon’s funeral in 1872. See Rossa’s Prison Life for some references. [2 items :16cm x 12cm]

11.   [1860’s]

O’Donovan Rossa, Jerh. Head and shoulders frontal shot in prison garb. Covering folder notes “Rossa in his Prison Life (also published under title Irish rebels in English Jails) describes the actual taking of this photograph in Mountjoy”.  2 items : 16cm x 12cm

12.   [1860’s]

O’Leary, John. Head and shoulders frontal shot in prison garb. Covering folder.  2 items : 16cm x 12cm

13.   [1860’s]

Sarsfield Casey, John ‘The Galtee Boy’. Head and shoulders frontal shot in prison garb. Covering folder notes “His son Mr. Daniel Casey B.D.S., Mitchelstown, still alive (1964). Casey in Fremantle Jail 1868 -69. later wrote celebrated letters on Galtee tenants. Coroner for Co. limerick. Died 23/4/96”.  2 items : 16cm x 12cm

14.   [1860’s]

Stack, William Moore. Head and shoulders frontal shot in prison garb. Covering folder notes “Father of Austin Stack”.  2 items : 16cm x 12cm

15.   [1860’s]

O’Connell, Charles Underwood. Head and shoulders frontal shot in prison garb. Covering folder notes
“Sentenced in Cork. On release went to U.S. as one of the ‘Cuba Five’ ”. 2 items : 16cm x 12cm

16.   [1860’s]

O’Regan, Michael. Head and shoulders frontal shot in prison garb. Covering folder notes “of Rosscarbery. References in Rossa’s Prison Life.”  2 items : 16cm x 12cm

17.   [1860’s]

Walsh, Patrick. Head and torso frontal shot in prison garb. Covering folder.  2 items : 16cm x 12cm


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Author: Carol Quinn, Archivist, UCC Library, University College Cork

Last updated: 12 September 2013

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