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Documents of the Month


January Document of the Month (Department of Justice memorandum relating to the Government meeting held to discuss the establishment of a Council of Ireland, 1974)


February Document of the Month (File transcript relating to the election of Dr Douglas Hyde as Senator, 1925)


March Document of the Month (Invitation from the Lord Mayor of Cork, to Liam Cosgrave, TD, on the occasion of the presentation of the Freedom of the City of Cork to President Eamon de Valera, 1973)


April Document of the Month (Department of External Affairs note detailing a telephone conversation between the Secretary of the Department, Mr Hugh McCann, and the British Ambassador to Ireland, Sir Andrew Gilchrist, regarding the “Late Late Show”, 1968)


May Document of the Month (Letter relating to the gift of a television receiver made by PYE (Ireland) Ltd to President Seán T O’Kelly, 1956)


June Document of the Month (The will of Princess Grace of Monaco, 1976)


July Document of the Month (Cover note from the Secretary of the Department of the Taoiseach to the Secretary of the Department of Finance enclosing an invoice for a floral wreath from President Eamon de Valera for the State funeral of Mrs Kathleen Clarke, 1973)


August Document of the Month (Invitation to Eamon de Valera to attend the centenary celebrations of the Abbey of Mount Melleray, Cappoquin, county Waterford, 1933)


September Document of the Month (Memorandum written by the Controller of Censorship, commenting on a memorandum written by Assistant Controller Coyne on leading articles and editorials, 1940)


October Document of the Month (Travel insurance policy of Kathleen Lemass, wife of Taoiseach Seán Lemass, taken out on the occasion of her accompanying her husband to New York, 1965)


November Document of the Month (Letter from the Scout Association of Ireland to Mr P O’Sullivan, State Funeral Co-ordinator, offering the services of the Scouts of the 31st Dublin (Rathfarnham) Scout Group on the occasion of the interment of President Erskine Childers, 1974)


December Document of the Month (Letter discussing the possibility of senior staff officers in the Department of the President of the Executive Council contributing five shillings or under towards the purchase of Christmas boxes for cleaners and messengers working in the building, 1923)