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Fenian Photographs Collection: Home

About the Collection

Collection Ref.:             IE BL/P/F
Title:                            Fenian Photographs Collection
Dates:                           1860's; 1964
Level of description:    Item
Extent:                          17 items
Administrative History:

IE BL/P/F are a set of sixteen reproductions of photographs taken during the 1860’s of Fenian prisoners awaiting trial. The originals are stored in the National Archives. These copies were presented to UCC in 1964 by a local historian, Walter McGrath.

Biographical History: The original photographs were taken in Mountjoy prison in the 1860’s and the men involved were tried at the Cork Commission of December 1865 and January 1866. 


Black and white copies of photographs with attached information identifying the person involved, their home area and other relevant details. The photographs are listed alphabetically by surname.

Access & Use

Opening Hours: 10:00 - 12:45 Monday to Friday

Access to archival collections is by prior appointment, giving at least one week's notice in advance, by completing this online form


Finding Aid: Item descriptions (see separate tab above, next to 'Home' tab)

Additional Collection Information

Language: English

Copyright: National Archives of Ireland