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Teaching topic: The 1916 Rising: Exhibitions

This guide pulls together resources on the 1916 Rising for teaching purposes.


Cregan Library Collections

One of our most special collections is The Henry Morris Collection which contains correspondence received by teacher and school inspector Henry Morris (1874-1945) from notable figures like Pádraic Pearse, James Pearse, Éamonn Ceannt, Charles McNeill, Torna, Eoin Mac Neill, Kuno Meyer, P.W. Joyce and others. Henry Morris was a writer and Irish Scholar. He was born in 1874 in Co. Monaghan and founded the first branch of the Gaelic League there. He was a student of St. Patrick’s College from 1899 to 1900 and afterwards he taught in St. Malachy’s in Dundalk.  He was a founder member of the Louth Historical and Archaeological Society.

UCD holds manuscripts, papers and further correspondence collected by Henry Morris and The University of Ulster (Coleraine) holds part of his collection as well. Some of the gems in the volume we hold are:

  • A postcard from Pádraic Pearse congratulating Morris on the birth of his son dated 24-06-1907.
  • Correspondence from James Pearse (Pádraic's father) relating to his business as a monument sculptor
  • A postcard from Éamonn Ceannt

These items are not on permanent display but can be made available to view on request.

School walking tour by Lorcan Collins

Access to Special Collections

To request access to our Special Collections, please contact our Special Collections team in O'Reilly Library.