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Documents of the Month


January Document of the Month (Irish Press article and photo featuring President de Valera and his wife Sinéad at the Abbey Theatre’s Christmas pantomime, “Gráinne na Long”, 1960)


February Document of the Month (Letter from the 1916 Veterans’ Association calling on the Government to designate 24 April “Irish Independence Day”, 1941)


March Document of the Month (Menu of the 47th Annual Banquet of the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago, 1948)


April Document of the Month (Irish Press photo of female veterans of 1916 marching to Arbour Hill, 1941)


May Document of the Month (Department of the Taoiseach memo regarding the Statistical Abstract of Ireland of 1970/71, 1974)


June Document of the Month (Official itinerary of President John F Kennedy’s visit to Ireland, 1963)


July Document of the Month (University Club membership invitation to President Hyde, 1938)


August Document of the Month (GAA invitation to President Hyde on the opening of the Cusack Stand in Croke Park, 1938)


September Document of the Month (Tender letter to cater for a presidential reception in the Áras, 1940)


October Document of the Month (Letter regarding the possible convening of the Presidential Commission, 1958)


November Document of the Month (FAI Ireland-Poland match invitation to President Hyde, 1938)


December Document of the Month (Sample menu provided by the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, for a dinner to be hosted by the Taoiseach in honour of the visit of twelve US senators to Ireland, 1972)