Sean Punch Autograph Book

Repository: Cork City and County Archives

Identity Statement

TitleSean Punch Autograph Book
Archive ReferenceIE CCCA/U089
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1907; January-November 1923
Extent Mediumc.140pp


Creator(s): Punch, Sean (Seán Puinse)

  • Administrative History ↴

    IRA member. Prisoner of Free State at Gormanstown Camp, County Meath, 1 January - 29 November 1923 and Mountjoy, Dublin December 1923 - January 1924.
  • Archival History ↴

    Donated by Cork County Library 1973
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Punch, Sean (Seán Puinse) ↴

    Personal prison autograph book of Sean Puinse, including his time in Gormanstown Camp, County Meath, Jan – Nov 1923 and Mountjoy Dec 1923 – January 1924, and a small number from c.1907. Includes sketches, quotations, verse and poetry and signatures, made by friends and fellow inmates.

    Examples of signatures include; Seamus Mac Coitir, 32 St. Anne’s Rd., Drumcondra, Dublin; Domhnall O’Corcora, Patrick Hogan; John G. O’Flynn, 17 Gerald Griffin St., Cork; James Condon, 69 Grand Parade Market; David Fitzgerald, Tralee; P. MacDonagh; Arthur O’Leary, Glenville, Fermoy; Paddy Mullaney; sketch by H. Euston; James McGowan, Drumcondra; Sean T. O’Ceallaigh; Seosamh de Cantuin; D.J. Horgan, Blarney; Con Healy, Cork; Sean O’Muimhneachain; S. P. O’Cadlaigh; sketch by Frank C. Murphy; F. Colley; Thomas Breathnach; Seamus McCauley, Derry City (sketch); Seamus Brislane; Cearbhall O’Cearbhall; Sean Mac Aodha; D.T. Riordan, Millstreet; Myles Broderick, Bwing; Micheal O’Donnabhain, Cearnog na hUrdail, Crosaire na mBocht, Corcaigh; Sean O’Farrelly, Kells; Murt Callaghan, Millstreet; Daithi de Barra; W. Shannon; Tom Howlett, Dunbrody; Sean MacEntee; Patrick Dowling, Templemore; Oscar Traynor; Michael Collins; Cathal O Buachalla, Cill Choiche; E. O Concubhair, (sketch); Bryan O Higgins; M. Neilan; Sean Mac Carthaigh, Cork; Thomas Robinson, Ratoath; Hugh Early, Drumcondra; Concubhar Mac Connmara, Limerick; Padraig O Huallachain; T. Reidy; Thomas Martin; Padraig O Cathail; Dick Mac Dermott, Westport (sketch); J. Lane, Thaddeus O’Sullivan, Bantry; Michael Barrett, Ennis; Eamonn de Roiste, Brugh Riogh; E. Moriarty, Blennerville; Stephen Gallagher, Lackamore; Sean Hayes, Kilmallock (9th day of big hunger strike); Jim Ardiff; Emmet Mac Amhlaoibh, (sketch); Sean O Muirithe; M. Beachain, Carlow; Seosamh O Cinneide; Micheal O Cunraidin, Baile na hInse.
    Also includes a list of the names and addresses of occupants of D Wing, Mountjoy, 12 Dec 1923.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    1 item – no arrangement applicable

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Open by appointment to those holding a current readers ticket
Conditions Governing ReproductionSubject to rules governing reproduction of records of CCCA
Creation Dates1907; January-November 1923
Extent Mediumc.140pp
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids Item level Description Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteBrian McGee
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottowa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions40878