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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Leather_Library_Corporation From the McAllister Collection, The Museum of Childhood Ireland Músaem Óige na hÉireann 2023

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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. 1917 First Irish Talbot Press Edition with a wonderful full page… Continue reading Finn Varra Maa (The Irish Santa Claus)

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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… Continue reading The Shirley Lewis Scrapbook 1917

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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… Continue reading Susan Doyle’s Scrapbooks

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Linda (Betty) Egan

Betty (Linda) Eagan, Blackrock and Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Ireland. Deaf from birth, Betty used sign language to communicate. 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. https://www.google.com/search?q=8+summerhill+rd+dun+laoghaire&rlz=1CDGOYI_enIE884IE884&oq=&aqs=chrome.1.69i176j35i39i362l5…5.63258j0j7&hl=en-GB&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8# Born 28th September… Continue reading Linda (Betty) Egan

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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… Continue reading Bog Child

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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… Continue reading King Longbeard

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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… Continue reading The Turfcutter’s Donkey & Ryans Fort

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