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IE BL/P/EdV is the Éamon de Valera Photograph Collection held in UCC Library. This item was previously in the possession of Micheál Cranitch (1912-1999) of Rathduff, Co. Cork. He was a National School Teacher, member of the Seanad and served as Cathaoirleach from January to June 1973. He also was a sportsman, musician and had a keen interest in the Irish language. This item was donated to UCC Library in 2016 by Peadar Cranitch (son of Micheál Cranitch).
Éamon de Valera (14 October 1882 – 29 August 1975) was a prominent statesman and political leader in 20th-century Ireland. He served several terms as head of government and head of state, and had a leading role in introducing the Constitution of Ireland.
This collection is a B&W photograph of the official visit by the Taoiseach, Mr. Éamon de Valera, to Kilronan pier, Inishmore, Co. Galway, in 1947.
In July 1947, Éamon de Valera, the Taoiseach (the Irish word for “Prime Minister”) made an official visit to several islands off the West coast of Ireland. He travelled up the West coast from Cobh, Co. Cork on board a corvette named “Macha” of the Irish Navy. The islands which he visited included the Blaskets, Aran Islands, Inishboffin and Tory Island.