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1916 Rising Golden Jubilee Commemorative Committee

Files relating to the plans by Offaly County Council to commemorate the 1916 Rising at 50 years. Includes file containing records of attendance of delegates at the committee meetings (1966); minute book recording resolutions agreed by the County Committee of the 1916 Jubilee Commemorations with Mr Nicholas Egan presiding. The Tullamore Committee, with All O'Brennan as chair, organised the main celebration with a parade on Easter Monday and the commissioning of a commemorative film (1966-1967); large correspondence file concerning the plans for the commemorations and particularly with the commissioning of the film (1966-1967); a file containing the scripts for the film and a recent remastered DVD copy of the film, the original of which is now with the Irish Film Archives; and an accounts book recording subscriptions to the 1916 Commemoration Fund (1966-1967).

Agents' copy-out letters

52 quarto volumes of damp press, copy out-letters from Toler R. Garvey Senior [and Junior] and Capt. Alec Drought, successive agents for the Rosse estate, writing from the Birr Estate Office.

Garvey, Toler Roberts, Jr

Atkinson family.

This file relates to the Atkinson family who took possession of Loughton and its estate in 1975 after the death of Sheelah Lefroy and Theodora Trench. Includes two certificates appointing Richard Frederick Atkinson to military positions in the infantry (1869) and as a Lieutenant in the Sixty-Seventh Regiment of Foot (1871). Also included in the file is a list of Major A.G Atkinson's deeds and papers, taken from Cangort, Shinrone, Co. Offaly and donated to the National Library. Examples include a 'copy of a translation of letters patent to Sir Edward Polton, solicitor-general, of Pallace and other townlands in Queens Co.; the manors of Prassil and Corduff in Co. Dublin; and the late Abbey of Bective in Co. Meath. 1639, Declaration of trust (French to Atkinson) about the purchase of lands in Co. Galway, 1702.

Atkinson, Guy

Birr Castle Prisoner of War Relief Scheme

Administrative correspondence relating to the prisoner of war relief scheme set up at Birr Castle under the patronage of Lady Rosse; postcards and letters of thanks from the prisoners of war from Irish regiments (but predominantly the Irish Guards) interned in Germany; and acknowledgment postcards of parcels received from same.

Parsons, William, 5th Earl of Rosse

Bloomfield papers

Material relating to the Bloomfield family and their time at Loughton. The Bloomfield family owned Loughton from 1828 until 1870.

Bloomfield, Benjamin

Bound and loose newspaper collection

National and local newspapers and occasional periodicals all with a nationalist outlook, particularly focusing on the 1916 Rising and later, the 1932 Eucharistic Congress in Dublin. Many of the newspapers were grouped together and stitched into brown paper enclosures.

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