Muriel Gahan Papers

Repository: National Library of Ireland

Identity Statement

TitleMuriel Gahan Papers
Archive ReferenceIE leDuNL MS/ 49,806
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1930-1994
Extent Medium6 boxes


Creator(s): Gahan, Muriel, 1897-1995

  • Administrative History ↴

    Muriel Gahan, promoter of cooperation and traditional crafts.
  • Archival History ↴

  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


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 ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    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 Conditions 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 ReproductionSubject 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.
Creation Dates1930-1994
Extent Medium6 boxes
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids An item level catalogue is available online. Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Related MaterialAn album of photographs from the Muriel Gahan Papers is held in the National Photographic Archive.

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteFrances Clarke
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 Descriptions42095