|Annie O'Farrelly Papers
|IE DuNL MS/47,639-51
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Creator(s): O'Farrelly, Annie, b. 1901
Administrative History ↴Annie O'Farrelly was a member of the U.C.D. branch of Cumann na mBan and worked in the office of the Adjutant General, I.R.A. She took the anti-Treaty side in the Civil War, 1922-1923 and was subsequently imprisoned in Kilmainham Jail and North Dublin Union, along with her sister Rita. Afterwards, she continued her involvement with the Republican movement and worked at Republican newspaper, 'An Phoblacht'. She lived in Clontarf and Lower Sherriff Street, Dublin.
Archival History ↴Collection acquired by the National Library of Ireland in 1982
Immediate Source Acquisition ↴Unknown
Content & Structure
Scope & Content: O'Farrelly, Annie, b. 1901 ↴
This collection relates largely to O’Farrelly’s involvement with the Irish Republican Army and Cumann na mBan. The papers date predominantly from the 1920s to the 1950s and contain a large amount of O’Farrelly’s correspondence and correspondents include Sighle Humphreys, Richard Mulcahy, Frank Ryan and Peadar O’Donnell. Also included are letters sent by O’Farrelly to her family while a prisoner during the Irish Civil War, 1922-1923, as well as her prison diary. The collection includes photographs pertaining to the Republican movement and commemorations in the 1930s alongside letters concerning Republican newspaper, ‘An Phoblacht’ and a large amount of I.R.A. communiqués and Cumann na mBan documents. There is a substantial amount of material, including biographical accounts and newspaper cuttings, concerning I.R.A. Chief of Staff, Seán Russell. Also included are minutes of meetings for the Irish language group, An Grágaire, of which O’Farrelly was a member.
Appraisal Destruction ↴Permanent Retention
The collection has no defined arrangement.
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Descriptive Control Area
|NLI guidelines based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000, and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
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