Muriel Gahan Papers, 1930-1994.
Papers of Muriel Gahan, reflecting her work as a promoter of traditional crafts in Ireland and role in the establishment of The Country Shop, Country Workers Ltd., the Irish Homespun Society and Country Markets Ltd. The collection also sheds light of her active involvement in further organisations such as the Royal Dublin Society, the Irish Countrywomen's Association, Foras Éireann, Macra na Tuaithe, the Crafts Council of Ireland and the credit union movement. Also included are papers of Blanaid O'Reilly, concerning the work of the Conor Magee Trust which provided financial support for weavers in the Donegal Gaeltacht and with whom Gahan collaborated as an I.H.S. member.
|Main Creator:||Gahan, Muriel, 1897-1995|
The Muriel Gahan contains two folders of papers which are not currently available for consultation (NFC 183). These papers will be reviewed in 2045.
Associated Materials: National Photograph Archive, National Library of Ireland. An album of photographs from the Muriel Gahan is held in the National Photograph Archive,
Physical description: 6 boxes.
|Contained in:||Muriel Gahan Papers, 1930-1994.|
I. The Country Shop and Country Workers Ltd. II. Irish Homespun Society. III. Royal Dublin Society. IV. Irish Countrywomen's Association. V. Crafts Council of Ireland. VI. Additional Organisations. VII. Writings on Irish crafts. VIII. Other Papers. IX. Photographs. X. Printings. XI. Blanaid O' Reilly Papers.
I.i. Company minute book of Country Workers Ltd. of Dublin,
1930-1941.View more information ...
|In Collection:||Muriel Gahan Papers, 1930-1994.|
Contains the minutes of the inaugural meeting of Country Workers Ltd held in Dublin on 11 December 1930, attended by, amongst others, Muriel Gahan. The volume also contains minutes of subsequent Annual General Meetings, Extraordinary General Meetings and Director's meetings up to 14 November 1941, and records the Country Workers' finances, their dealings with United Irishwomen branches and the Irish Homespun Society, their regular contribution to craft exhibitions, marketing initiatives, developments within The Country Shop and its restaurant and opposition among the CWL executive to shop staff becoming unionised (23/1/1933 and 19/1/1939). Reference is also made to Gahan being ordered by Doctors to take a prolonged break abroad and her travelling to Africa (9 Mar 1938).
|Main Creator:||Country Workers Ltd.|
|Call Number:||MS 49,806/1 (Manuscripts Reading Room)|
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