This site hosts my collection of Irish Election Material and material from Referenda and Other Campaigns as well as some other bits and pieces. It also has scans of material that people have been so kind to have mailed on to me.
If you have a request for a certain candidate I can look, see if I have it and will gladly post it. I am always delighted to receive material too.
If you were ever to catch the elections bug, it was the early 80s. Three elections in quick succession. The posters were down and a few months later they’d be up again. Polling stations too were busy places as canvassers hadn’t the restrictions they do now. So in Feb 82 I came away with a handful of leaflets (including one autographed by Barry Desmond). I held on to the ones that had been delivered to the house and hey presto I had a collection…..
…Eight months later there was another election, this time some relatives kept stuff for me also and over time the circle and location of donors grew. I wrote to parties and candidates too requesting literature and in recent years the advent of email has saved me a fortune in stamps…. you’d be surprised how few respond given that most people don’t actually want the stuff.
So many years later I’ve taken to scanning it …and here we are.
Whats here? a varied array of things to date ….. but In all I have election literature from over 50 Irish political groups as well as Independents and Material from most referenda too.
I have a host of other political ephemera too . In other words years scanning ahead…
I hope that I’ve created a fairly unique Irish historical and political resource. Candidates that got 30 votes to candidates who got 30,000 votes. Parties that won many seats to parties that won no seats to groups that never fought elections at all.
The contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks a million for looking and enjoy.