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.
III.iv. Documentation relating to the Royal Dublin Society's efforts to develop farriery in Ireland,
1966-1971.View more information ...
|In Collection:||Muriel Gahan Papers, 1930-1994.|
Contains correspondence between Muriel Gahan and John Wylie, secretary of the executive committee of the R.D.S., concerning her proposals to 'do something positive about encouraging the blacksmith's farriery trade' (8 Nov. - 1 Dec. 1966), an undated typescript list of blacksmiths and farriers working in Ireland, a notice regarding the Society's initiatives to develop farriey in Ireland (April 1970) and a notice regarding a Bord na gCapall Farriery Apprenticeship Scheme (1971).
Also included is a report, compiled by K. Gilbert of the Rural Industiries Development Committee, Belfast, on horseshoeing competition held in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, (Sept. 1968).
|Main Creator:||Royal Dublin Society|
|Call Number:||MS 49,806/35 (Manuscripts Reading Room)|
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