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Published output of Three Candles Press.

About the Collection

The collection comprises 255 books. Languages in the collection include English and Gaelic Irish. The collection was formed from items acquired by the Library at the time of original publication. The collection includes items from The Candle Press and The Three Candles Press, both connected to Ó Lochlainn.

Biographical History

Colm Ó Lochlainn (1892-1972) established the Candle Press in 1916 and it was the winner of a bronze medal for bookbinding in 1924.  Ó Lochlainn founded At the Sign of the Three Candles Press in 1926. The press published Irish literature, works about Irish art and matters about Ireland. Ó Lochlainn gave the aspiring piper Seamus Ennis his first job at the Three Candles Press and Ennis collaborated with Ó Lochlainn  on the Irish Street Ballads books. He succeeded Seamus Ó Casaide as volunteer editor of Irish Book Lover in 1930. Ó Lochlainn was an assistant in the Faculty of Modern Irish at University College Dublin from 1933-1943 later becoming professor of Irish Language and Literature.

Collection Highlights

Front Cover to 'A Dublin Ballad and Other Poems'

Dermot O'Byrne is the pseudonym of Arnold Bax. UCC Library's Special Collections holds the personal collection of Arnold Bax.

O'Byrne, Dermot. A Dublin ballad, and other poems. Dublin: Candle Press, 1918.

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