Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

“Easter Week 1916” from the April 1936 edition of “The Labour Monthly” reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of the Easter Rising. March 26, 2015

From The April 1936 edition of “The Labour Monthly” (a magazine associated with The Communist Party of Great Britain) an article reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of  the Easter Rising. The article “Easter Week 1916” was written by Pat Devine (Info on him here). As it is a good few pages long I’ve scanned and uploaded it in pdf.   Click Here for “Easter Week 1916” or on the image to launch it in pdf.


A series of ten Classic UK Election Posters from 1929 to 1959 July 15, 2014

A series of Classic UK Election posters, which I recently received as a kind gift as a pack of ten postcards. Are similar Irish ones available for sale I wonder?
From The Conservatives in 1929

From Labour in 1929



“Medical Kits for S.W.A.P.O.” Collection sheet from Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party March 13, 2013

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Interesting item this illustrating the many international ties many of the Irish political parties had and still have. A “Medical Kits for S.W.A.P.O.” Collection sheet from Sinn Fein The Workers’ Party.
SWAPO being the South West African People’s Organisation who were fighting for independence for what is now Namibia.



Leaflet from Winston Churchill- 1950 UK General Election. February 22, 2013

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Thought this might be of interest, given that its a nice bit of history. (Its up on ebay at the minute) A 1950 General Election leaflet from Winston Churchill.




A selection of US World War One posters October 15, 2012

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From a wonderful gallery of  US World War I posters here



From 1917 “A Message to the electors of East Clare from the people of Limerick… Vote for Eamonn De Valera” August 8, 2012

Two wonderful leaflets for Eamon De Valera from the 1917 East Clare by election. One “A Message to the electors of East Clare from the people of Limerick” and the other “Dr O’Dwyer at Limerick 14th Sept., 1916”. De Valera defeated Patrick Lynch to win the seat. (telegram sent by De Valera to his wife with the result)
Via the Limerick City Museum Site …. (credit to Brian Hodkinson, Museum Curator) Many Thanks.



“Let Lemass Lead On”- 1965 leaflet from Honor Crowley, Tim ‘Chub’ O’Connor -Fianna Fail -Kerry South June 18, 2012

From the 1965 General Election a leaflet from Fianna Fail candidates Honor Crowley and Timothy ‘Chub’ O’Connor running in Kerry South. Both were elected.
The leaflet also has the Fianna Fail slogan from that election “Let Lemass Lead on”
We also have the message to the electorate from Sean Lemass. Which boasts of the progress made to date but that “Everything depends on the country’s agricultural and industrial production continuously increasing..”



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