Fenian Photographs

Repository: UCC Library Archives Service

Identity Statement

TitleFenian Photographs
Archive ReferenceIE BL/P/F
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/fenian-photographs
Creation Dates1860-1870
Extent Medium17 items


Creator(s): Walter McGrath

  • Administrative History ↴

    The original photographs were taken in Mountjoy prison in the 1860’s and were the men involved were tried at the Cork Commission of December 1865 and January 1866. The photographs are listed alphabetically by surname.
  • Archival History ↴

    IE BL/P/F are a set of sixteen reproductions of photographs taken during the 1860’s of Fenian prisoners awaiting trial. The originals are stored in the National Archives. These copies were presented to UCC in 1964 by a local historian, Walter McGrath.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Walter McGrath ↴

    Black and white copies of photographs with attached information identifying the person involved, their home area and other relevant details.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    The photographs are listed alphabetically by surname.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Available by appointment with the Archives Service to holders of UCC Readers tickets.
Conditions Governing ReproductionPermission is nessecary from the National Archives of Ireland.
Creation Dates1860-1870
Extent Medium17 items
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids Item description Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Originals InformationNational Archives of Ireland

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteCarol Quinn
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions40179