Máirín Cregan Papers

Repository: National Library of Ireland

Identity Statement

TitleMáirín Cregan Papers
Archive ReferenceIE leDuNL MS/ 46,791 - 46,799
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/mairidn-cregan-papers
Creation Datesca.1933-2003
Extent Medium5 boxes


Creator(s): Cregan, Máirín, 1891–1975

  • Administrative History ↴

    Máirín Cregan, a writer of children’s books, radio scripts, newspaper articles and plays, was born in Killorglin, Co. Kerry in 1891. Married to Dr. James Ryan, she was a member of Cumann na mBan and received a service medal for her work during the War of Independence. She died in 1975.
  • Archival History ↴

    Donated to the National Library of Ireland by the family of Máirín Cregan
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Cregan, Máirín, 1891–1975 ↴

    Literary papers of the children’s author Máirín Cregan, comprising typescripts and manuscripts of both published and unpublished books, radio scripts and plays. The collection also contains editorial correspondence, contracts and royalty statements, 1933 – 2003

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged as follows:
    I. Correspondence
    II. Manuscripts and Typescripts
    III. Newspaper cuttings
    IV. Published work
    V. Miscellaneous items

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Access with a valid National Library of Ireland reader's ticket.
Conditions Governing ReproductionReproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.
Creation Datesca.1933-2003
Extent Medium5 boxes
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids NLI Collection List No. 159 Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Related MaterialMáirín Cregan papers (Additional), 1937-1976 (MS 49,550) and Máirín Cregan papers (Additional), 1937-1992 (MS 49,974)

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteKaren de Lacey
Rules/ConventionsNLI 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)
Date of Descriptions2009