Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

“The Others” Podcast July 17, 2020

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Started a Podcast covering Small parties and groups that have contested elections here.
You’ll find details of other providers here

Would love any feedback.
I’ve embedded the Spotify link to the latest episode here.

 

“Early History and Settlement -Understanding Northern Ireland -A Part of the United Kingdom” -Professor Arthur Noble #Brexit November 1, 2019

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A leaflet picked up from Vote Leave Protesters in Westminster at the end of October 2019. It contains an incredible version of Irish History which maintains that the Plantation of Ulster was the original inhabitants returning to their rightful homeland.

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Gormanstown Internment Camp Civil War Autograph Book August 21, 2019

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An incredible piece of Irish History, an autograph book from Gormanstown Internment Camp during the Civil War, belonging to Patrick Cahill. It contains 49 pages of autographs, messages and drawings by fellow prisoners many who went on to become prominent people within the State. Among those who signed the book are future President Sean T O’Kelly, Oscar Traynor and well over 100 others. It’s fascinating looking up the names in the Bureau of Military History archives to see what each did in the War of Independence.
Many thanks to the sender.
It’s scanned in pdf format here

 

Cosaint Shibhialta Bás Beatha ,a 1965 Civil Defence booklet on Survival in a Nuclear War. December 30, 2018


Cosaint Shibhialta Bás Beatha ,a 1965 Civil Defence booklet on Survival in a nuclear war. I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf format here

 

“Defend 1916, defend Irish history!’ leaflet from The Irish Political Review Group April 14, 2016

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“Defend 1916,defend Irish history!’ an anti Revisionism leaflet from The Irish Political Review Group.
Many thanks to the sender

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“1916 -1966” 50th Anniversary Calendar March 4, 2016

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A beautiful calendar created to mark the 50th Anniversary of The Easter Rising. Each month is beautifully illustrated and has a piece on The Rising, the lead up to it, The War of Independence and John F Kennedy at Arbour Hill. Each date carries an anniversary of what happened on that day. A really fantastic piece of History.
Many Thanks to the sender
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“Ireland R.I.P.” Playing Cards from The Irish Daily Star 30th September 2010 December 9, 2014


To mark the second anniversary of the Bank Guarantee The Irish Daily Star produced a set of playing cards with quotes from many involved in The Crash. Bertie Ahern, Brian Cowen, Sean Dunne, Patrick Honohan, David Drumm, Patrick Neary are among the many included. A reminder of the time.
Many thanks to the sender
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How Times Change… A card inviting residents to call into the local Roman Catholic Church…. November 19, 2014

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Not Political but something I thought may be of interest. It’s a card delivered to each door in the Parish inviting residents to call into the local Roman Catholic church, with mass times, office hours, and contact details etc. Shows how times have changed.
Many thanks to the sender

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From 2000 A message from Match Sponsor Sean Fitzpatrick of Anglo Irish Bank and an Anglo Irish Ad November 6, 2014

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Anglo Irish Bank sponsored the Rugby match between Ireland and The Barbarians in May 2000. Included here are an ad for Anglo Irish Bank and A message from Sean Fitzpatrick.
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Conradh na Gaeilge leaflet with suggested questions for all Local Government and European Election candidates July 17, 2014


A leaflet issued by Conradh na Gaeilge with suggested questions for all local government and European Election candidates for the 2014 European and Local Elections.
Many thanks to the sender.

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Leaflet from GAA legend Sean Purcell and Brigid Hogan O’Higgins -Fine Gael -East Galway 1961 General Election March 11, 2014


From the 1961 General Election a flyer for Fine Gael candidates Brigid Hogan O’Higgins and Sean Purcell. Brigid Hogan O’Higgins was elected (result here). Fine Gaels polices from the time are quite interesting too.
Sean Purcell, nicknamed ‘The Master’ made his name as a talented Gaelic Footballer winning an All Ireland with Galway in 1956. His partnership with Frank Stockwell led to them being referred to as “The Terrible Twins”. More about Sean Purcell here
Many thanks to the lender.
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Statement By Nelson Mandela in the Mansion House Dublin 1st July 1990 (with his handwritten notes) December 9, 2013

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Something fairly unique this…. It is the speech read out by Nelson Mandela in the Mansion House Dublin 1st July 1990 on the occasion of him signing the Book of Freedom. The Freedom of the City of Dublin was conferred on him, in absentia , two years previously. A time that he was under house arrest in South Africa. The Speech has various alterations which were written by Mandela himself. Among the hand written notes the congratulations to the Irish Football team.
Below is the speech (which had been left on the podium after he spoke) and the cover of the envelope that it had been kept in these last twenty three years. A fabulous memento to have.
Many thanks to the sender.
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Leaflet from ‘Tuairim’ an Irish ‘Intellectual movement’ of the 50’s and 60’s September 17, 2013

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A Leaflet from the Irish Think Tank of the 50’s and 60’s ‘Tuairim’. It has details of what the group did as well as various nationwide contact details.
They were the subject of a book by Dr Tomás Finn, which is reviewed here.
The review notes that

Tuairim (the Irish word for “opinion”) was an intellectual movement that challenged traditional orthodoxy and put forward new ideas and fresh solutions. From the late 1950s, Tuairim’s members, who included the late Garret Fitzgerald, future Supreme Court Judge Donal Barrington, Miriam Hederman O’Brien, Jim Doolan and David Thornley, sought to influence debate and public policy in an attempt to re-invent the country.

Many thanks to the sender.

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‘A Bridge for Rosie’ postcard from the Rosie Hackett Bridge Campaign August 30, 2013

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‘A Bridge for Rosie’ postcard from the Rosie Hackett Bridge Campaign more details on the campaign to have the new bridge on The Liffey named after her here

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From 1931 a leaflet “Definite Proof of The Pulling Power of The Irish Press” March 19, 2013

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From 1931 a leaflet “Definite Proof of The Pulling Power of The Irish Press” for the attention of advertisers and advertising agents. The leaflet was also sent to Irish Press shareholders to illustrate how well the paper was doing since its launch.
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Easter Rising 1916 Commemorative Stamps, April 1966 October 4, 2012


A lovely bit of history that a kind reader sent on (many thanks). From April 1966 a set of Easter Rising 1916 Commemorative Stamps to mark the 50th anniversary of the rising.
There are stamps for P.H. Pearse, James Connolly, Thomas Clarke, Eamonn Ceannt, Sean Mac Diarmada, Joseph Plunkett and Thomas Mac Donagh with profiles of each in Irish and English. There are also details of the stamps themselves.
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A historic moment in Dublin Transport history ..the last scheduled run in Dublin of an open backed bus April 8, 2012

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Something very different from what I usually post…. A historic moment in Dublin Transport history took place on Saturday the 27th of March 1982. It was the last scheduled run in Dublin of an open backed bus (RA 138 model). The run took place on the 23 route to Drimnagh.
My Father, who had heard that the final run was happening, brought me along. A crowd assembled at the Conyngham Road Bus Garage and had their picture taken with 5 different types of bus with the old one (an R 1 ?) coming up from the Transport Museum for the day. The other 4 would have been in service at the time.(I’m 4th from the left in the anorak)
Oddly enough I later worked in Dublin Bus, being one of the last Bus Conductors.
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A 1989 Ad for ‘The Irish Times’ written by Dick Walsh February 22, 2012

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Again something slightly away from the usual but something I found recently and that I thought might be of interest. A 1989 Ad for the Irish Times written by Dick Walsh.

 

 
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