Letter from Lady Clonbrock to Mrs Budson, 19 April 1916

Letter from Lady Clonbrock (Augusta Caroline Dillon (née Crofton), wife of Luke Gerald Dillon, 4th Baron Clonbrock) to Mrs Budson requesting help in the creation of sub-centres in County Galway for the collection of moss for surgical dressings. The moss was to be used for the tre

World War I, 1914-1918


The Holy Well

The large canvas depicts Ireland's Celtic heritage with sardonic eye and is anti-romantic comment on the fanciful idealisation of western peasant culture. He bases his scene on the old practice when, on 'pattern days', people would gather to pray at a holy site associated with a

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Killary, near the Mouth of the Bundoracha River, Co. Galway.

This richly coloured watercolour is part of a portfolio of 43 sheets entitled 'Studies in Cunnemara [sic] County Galway'. A number of the studies were engraved as black and white illustrations in Mr and Mrs Samuel C. Hall's lavish guide book, Ireland: its Scenery, Charact

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The Monster Meeting at Clifden in 1843

Daniel O'Connell, M.P., (1775-1847), who campaigned for Catholic Emancipation, addressing his supporters at "The Monster Meeting of the 20th September 1843 at Clifden", County Galway, Ireland.

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16 mm Bolex transferred to DVD, Shot in Connemara in 1962 while he was a student at Yale, this is Michael Craig-Martin’s only film to date. It captures the essence of the landscape in a style that would colour the rest of his career. The seemingly basic approach echoes the

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Economic Pressure.

Scene of man bidding farewell to his family as he prepares to emigrate from Aran Islands.

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A scene from an Abbey Theatre production of The Playboy of the Western World, 1924.

Maureen Delany, Arthur Shields and Sara Allgood in a scene from the Abbey Theatre production of The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge.

A Sense of Freedom Arts Drama Irish drama Theatre Production and direction Synge, J. M. (John Millington), 1871-1909 Manners and customs Country life Communities Actors Delaney, Maureen, 1888-1961 Shields, Arthur, 1896-1970 Allgood, Sara, 1883-1950


Prompt script for Riders to the Sea by John Millington Synge.

Prompt script for the world premiere of Riders to the Sea by J.M. Synge, Molesworth Street Hall, Dublin, 1904.

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