• The Happy Prince & Other Tales
    by Oscar Wilde Published, 1916-1924 by the Little Leather Library Corporation, New York. Embossed leather covered Children’s story book. From the McAllister Collection, The Museum of Childhood Ireland Músaem Óige na hÉireann 2023
  • Finn Varra Maa (The Irish Santa Claus)
    Finn Varra Maa (The Irish Santa Claus) An Irish Fairy Pantomime In Four Acts Original 1917 Edition TH Nally Cover Illustration Micheal Macliammoir Published by The Talbot Press, 1917 Description: Ireland: The Talbot Press, 1917. Book. Illustration by Micheal Macliammoir. Hardcover. First Irish Edition. Original Collectible 1917 First Irish Talbot Press Edition with a wonderful full page black and white fairy Illustration of Finn … Read more
  • The Shirley Lewis Scrapbook 1917
    The Shirley Lewis Scrapbook was brought to our attention by the National Library of Ireland, and subsequently donated to the Museum of Childhood Ireland Collection by Brenda Alexander. The scrapbook offers a child’s perspective on Irish history. Shirley, born in 1908 was a young Dublin boy aged 9 years old, when he was gifted on March 24th, 1917, a blank book to use as … Read more
  • Susan Doyle’s Scrapbooks
    Susan Doyle from Mt Merrion, Blackrock, Co Dublin, grew up in the 60s. “On rainy days mother would give us old cards to cut up and use in scrapbooks.” And what a discovery! As well as saving cards, and notes, Susan also documented the USA’s Apollo 11 mission to the moon in 1969. Newspaper clippings from the Irish Press feature mission pilots Buzz Aldrin, … Read more
  • Linda (Betty) Egan
    Betty (Linda) Eagan, Blackrock and Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Ireland. Exhibited at Bank of Ireland, Dún Laoghaire September/October 2020. Bank opening hours 10am-5pm, Monday to Saturday. Linda Egan, known to everyone as Betty, of 8 Summerhill Rd., Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Ireland.…5.63258j0j7&hl=en-GB&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8# Born 28th September 1911. ( Home birth) Brentford, Middlesex Died 14th June 1999, DúnLaoghaire. Mother: Linda Finlay. Father: Michael Egan, who … Read more
  • Dr Damien O’Muirí’s Enid Blyton books
    The Dr Damien O’ Muirí Collection of Enid Blyton books. Dr Damien Murray (Later Damien O Muirí ). Damien was born in Walkinstown, in a new housing estate built for civil servants.  His father was a shoemaker, with a shop on Essex Street ( now Temple Bar) and his mother a civil servant, who had to give up her job on marriage. He was … Read more
  • Bog Child
    Book by Siobhain Dowd The copy of Bog Child by Siobhain Dowd in the museum’s collection is a hardback first edition, published by David Fickling Books, on the 2nd of June 2008. It is in good condition with a very good condition Jacket. 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo).  Siobhan Dowd’s novels include: A Swift Pure Cry, (for which she was named a … Read more
  • King Longbeard
    Pauline Devine Book first published in 1977 by the O’Brien Press Ltd, 11 Clare Street, Dublin 2. King Longbeard was televised by RTE before being published as a book. Pauline Devine, was born in Loughrea, County Galway, and studied at University College, Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, and at Sydney University. Pauline has been a Writer-in-residence in Ireland, Wales and the USA, and has worked … Read more
  • The Turfcutter’s Donkey & Ryans Fort
    Books by Patricia Lynch. Patricia Lynch, children’s writer and journalist, was born in Cork c. 1884. She is best known for ‘The Turf-Cutter’s Donkey, first published in 1934, and illustrated by Jack Butler Yeats. Her semi-autobiographical A Story-Teller’s Childhood was published in 1974. She died at Monkstown, Co Dublin in 1972. Ryan’s Fort, 1961, illustrated by Elizabeth Grant. Lynch’s Work: Collections Autobiography Books from … Read more
  • Cornelius in Charge
    Book, by Mary Flynn. Cornelius the rabbit lives in Tang, located near Ballymahon, Co Longford, where author Mary Flynn was born. Hardback. Published by The Talbot Press Limited, 89 Talbot Street, Dublin in 1946 Illustrated by artist Eileen Coughlan (1909 – 1990) from Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath. Eileen studied at the Metropolitan School of Art. Her work is sometimes signed EC. Who was Susan Doyle? … Read more
  • A Child’s History of Ireland
    Book by Patrick Weston Joyce Patrick Weston Joyce, a noted Irish cultural historian, is the author of a Child’s History of Ireland. Written especially for children, it covers Irish history up until the mid-nineteen century. It has been carefully preserved and handed down. The inscription inside the back cover, is to the original owner of the book, Austin C. Keough. The book was given … Read more
  • The Book of Saint Ultan
    ‘The Book of Saint Ultan’, is a collection of pictures and poems by Irish artists and writers. One of the first books printed by Colm O’Lochlainn, The Candle Press, Dublin, 1920. Katherine MacCormack (Editor) Eight tipped-in plates, with several pen and ink drawings by Jack B. Yeats, A.E., Grace Henry, Paul Henry, E.F. Solomons, Mary Duncan, Cecil Salkeld and Patrick Tuohy and contributions by Douglas … Read more
  • The Wind Fairies
    Book by Elizabeth Brennan A charming, whimsical story about the alignment of the North, South and West Winds in the face of the evil East Winds. Featuring poems and stories about fairies and leprechauns ,delightfully illustrated by Irish artist Naomi Heather. 8 colour illustrations, and 52 line drawings.  Hardback, Metropolitan Publishing Ltd, Dublin and London and Printed by Hely’s, Ltd, Dublin.1946 The Wind Fairies … Read more