Terence MacSwiney (Diary and Memorial Card)

Repository: Cork City and County Archives

Identity Statement

TitleTerence MacSwiney (Diary and Memorial Card)
Archive ReferenceIE CCCA/U071
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/terence-macswiney-diary-memorial-card
Creation DatesSep-Dec 1915, 1920
Extent Medium2 items


Creator(s): MacSwiney, Terence (1879-1920), Lord Mayor of Cork.

  • Administrative History ↴

    Terence MacSwiney, republican politician and Lord Mayor of Cork, also Commanding Officer of Cork No.1 Brigade, Irish Volunteers / Irish Republican Army. Elected Lord Mayor of Cork following the murder of Lord Mayor Tomás MacCurtain in March 1920. Died on hunger strike at Brixton Prison, London in Oct. 1920. Elected to the First Dáil as TD for the Mid-Cork area.
  • Archival History ↴

  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: MacSwiney, Terence (1879-1920), Lord Mayor of Cork. ↴

    U71 / 1. Copy of Terence MacSwiney’s diary, marked ‘Traolach Mac Suibhne Dialann…copied from original in possession of Mr. Liam Ruiseál Dec 1972’. Recounts activities as organiser for the Volunteers in county Cork, particularly in West and North Cork. (26 Sep 1915 – 18 Dec 1915) c.60pp.

    U71 / 2. Memorial card, ‘In Loving Memory of Toirdhealbhac MacSuibhne (Terence MacSwiney) TD, Commandant 1st Cork Brigade IRA. Lord Mayor of Cork. Who died for his Country in Brixton Prison, England, 26th October, 1920. (4th Year of the Irish Republic)’ with portrait photograph and religious quotations (26 October 1920).

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    Limited items – 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 DatesSep-Dec 1915, 1920
Extent Medium2 items
Material Language ScriptIrish and English
Finding Aids Series level description Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Related MaterialCCCA: PR4, Lord Mayor Terence Mac Swiney Files SM645 Funeral poster / handbill for funeral of Lord Mayor Terence McSwiney U207 Copy of correspondence between Terence McSwiney and Pauline Henley, 1916-22

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteBrian McGee
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottowa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions40391