Miss Harriet Celenia ‘Ena’ Brooks (1921-2013)

Repository: Dublin City Archives

Identity Statement

TitleMiss Harriet Celenia ‘Ena’ Brooks (1921-2013)
Archive ReferenceIE DCLA/DCSA/009
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/miss-harriet-celenia-brooks-1921-2013
Creation Dates[c1935] – [c2000]
Extent Medium1 archive box, 123 items


Creator(s): Harriet Celenia ‘Ena’ Brooks (1921-2013)

  • Administrative History ↴

    Ena Brooks was born on 27 August 1921 in Dublin. Her sports career began as a hockey player at the Alexandra College Dublin and Dublin University. Later, she became a successful female golf player. She as a member of Rathfarnham Golf Club (from 1938-1963) and the County Louth Golf Club, c. 1952-1964, and won a number of international caps. Ena Brooks was the Lady Captain (1950 – at the age of just 29) and later honorary member (from 1999) of Rathfarnham Golf club. During her career, she won several national and international competitions including the Leinster open championship in 1954, 1959 and 1962. In her professional career, she was a practicing dentist, graduating from Trinity college Dublin in 1947. Ena Brooks died in January, 2013
  • Archival History ↴

    Donated by John Dockrell, nephew of Ena Brooks, 26 July 2013. Transfer facilitated by Dr. Susan Hood, archivist with Rathfarnham Golf Club
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Harriet Celenia ‘Ena’ Brooks (1921-2013) ↴

    The collection relates to the golf career of Harriet Celenia ‘Ena’ Brooks, including photographs, papers relating to various golf clubs she was involved with and material such as score cards or fixture lists. It contains letters Ena Brooks received from various individuals within the golfing community (like Violet P. Haslestt, Secretary of Irish Ladies Golf Union, George C. Clarke, Secretary of Rathfarnham Golf Club, John Worstick, Hon. Secretary of Rathfarnham Artisans).

    It also includes a large collection of press cuttings, covering all issues related to the golf sport as well as non-golf related subjects. (E.g. golf comics, golf tips, golf results, reports about championships or aspects of gardening or dentistry)

    The collection would be useful to researchers interested in women in sport, golf history, and in particular in the Rathfarnham Golf Club in the twentieth century.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    DCSA/009/1 Papers relating to the membership of Rathfarnham Golfclub (1938-2008)
    DCSA/009/2 Photographs (1942-1968)
    DCSA/009/3 Correspondence (1953-1960)
    DCSA/009/4 Press cuttings (1940-1989)
    DCSA/009/5 Papers relating to membership of County Louth Golf Club (1952-1964)
    DCSA/009/6 Score cards national
    DCSA/009/7 Score cards international
    DCSA/009/8 Miscellaneous (1940-1957)

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Available to view by public who apply for research card in Dublin City Library and Archive Reading Room, 138-144 Pearse street, Dublin 2.
Conditions Governing ReproductionSubject to Dublin City Library and Archive Reading Room Terms of Membership and in accordance with copyright legislation.
Creation Dates[c1935] – [c2000]
Extent Medium1 archive box, 123 items
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids Descriptive List Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Related MaterialDublin City Sports Archive at Dublin City Library and Archive. In particular see DCSA/008 Rathfarnham Golf Club Archives.

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteTransfer List prepared by Dr. Susan Hood, Rathfarnham Golf Club, July 2013, edited by Marlen Schnurr, September 2014
Rules/ConventionsIGAD: Irish Guidelines for Archival Description. Dublin: Society of Archivists, Ireland, 2009.
Date of DescriptionsJuly 2013-September 2014