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Documents of the Month

2014


January Document of the Month (“The ingredients of the Purging Ale” from an 18th-century recipe book)

 

February Document of the Month (Map of a proposed village at Shannon Airport, 1940s)

 

March Document of the Month (Illustrated postcard, early 20th century)

 

April Document of the Month (1911 census return of Timothy Kelly)

 

May Document of the Month (Letter requesting that a relief store be established in the locality of Cootehill, county Cavan, 1847)

 

June Document of the Month (Poster from the Department of Health relating to its nationwide campaign against tuberculosis, 1950s)

 

July Document of the Month (Poster from the Department of Health urging parents to innoculate their children against diphtheria, 1950s)

 

August Document of the Month (Telegram from the King and Queen of the Belgians to President Éamon de Valera and Sinéad Bean de Valera congratulating them on their 60th/diamond wedding anniversary, 1970)

 

September Document of the Month (Published baronial map of Iveragh, county Kerry, from the 17th-century Down Survey)

 

October Document of the Month (Murray, Patrick: description as Fenian suspect, with photograph, 1872)

 

November Document of the Month (Letter from Private John Brady of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles of the British Expeditionary Force, France, to Mrs Byrne of Bohermeen Post Office, Navan, County Meath, dated 17 JY [?] 1915)

 

December Document of the Month (Illustration included as part of a trip to Minnesota in 1880 by John Sweetman, Drumbaragh, Kells, County Meath)