Muriel Gahan, promoter of cooperation and traditional crafts.
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Content & Structure
Scope & Content: Gahan, Muriel, 1897-1995 ↴
Papers of Muriel Gahan, reflecting her work as a promoter of traditional crafts in Ireland and role in the establishment of The Country Shop, Country Workers Ltd., the Irish Homespun Society and Country Markets Ltd. The collection also sheds light of her active involvement in further organisations such as the Royal Dublin Society, the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, Foras Éireann, Macra na Tuaithe, the Crafts Council of Ireland and the credit union movement. Also included are papers of Blanaid O’Reilly, concerning the work of the Conor Magee Trust which provided financial support for weavers in the Donegal Gaeltacht and with whom Gahan collaborated as an I.H.S. member.
Appraisal Destruction ↴
The collection is arranged as follows: I. The Country Shop and Country Workers Ltd. II. Irish Homespun Society. III. Royal Dublin Society. IV. Irish Countrywomen’s Association. V. Crafts Council of Ireland. VI. Additional Organisations. VII. Writings on Irish crafts. VIII. Other Papers. IX. Photographs. X. Printings. XI. Blanaid O’ Reilly Papers.
Conditions of Access & Use
Access with a valid National Library of Ireland reader's ticket.
The Muriel Gahan Papers contains two folders of papers which are not currently available for consultation (NFC 183). These papers will be reviewed in 2045.
Conditions Governing Reproduction
Subject to the provisions of the Copyright Act 2000, this collection remains in copyright. It is necessary to obtain the express permission of the copyright owner before reproducing any material from this collection.