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Rebellions

MS3810 fol 15: extract from the diaries of Theobald Wolfe Tone

MS3810 fol 15: extract from the diaries of Theobald Wolfe Tone

There is a variety of material in the Manuscripts and Archives Research Library relating to Irish rebellions over the last four hundred years.

  • The 1641 Depositions (MSS 809-841) comprise 33 bound volumes of documents containing sworn statements of complaint made by Protestant citizens in the years following the rebellion
  • The rebellion of 1798 is represented in the papers of Richard Robert Madden (1798-1886), Major Henry Charles Sirr, Town Major of Dublin (1764-1841), Thomas Russell, and Theobald Wolfe Tone (1763-1798). The College’s experience of that period is represented in several documents, including a diary of the rebellion kept by a Fellow of the College, Thomas Prior (MS 3365)
  • The Easter Rising of 1916 is well represented in the following: a diary kept by the Provost’s daughter, Elsie Mahaffy (MS 2074); an account by Professor Gilbert Waterhouse, lieutenant in the Dublin University Officer Training Corps (DUOTC), of the defence of Trinity College (MS 4875); a description of some incidents of Easter Week by Peadar Ó Cearnaigh (MS 3560/1); and a transcript of Liam de Róiste’s recollection of incidents in Cork during the Rising (MS 10539/274). Documents relating to prominent figures of the Rising, including Patrick Pearse, Thomas McDonagh and Francis Sheehy-Skeffington also appear in other collections

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