Identity Statement for Kevin Barry

  • Reference code: IE UCDA P93
  • Title: Papers of Kevin Barry (1902–20)
  • Dates: 1911–54
  • Level of description: Fonds
  • Extent: 57 items
  • Context
  • Content and Structure
  • Conditions of Access and Use
  • Allied Materials

Biographical History

Born in Dublin and educated at St Mary’s College Rathmines, Belvedere and University College Dublin where he was a medical student, Barry joined the Volunteers in 1917. He was captured in September 1920 while taking part in a raid on a military lorry collecting bread in Church Street during which a young British soldier was shot dead. He was court martialled and executed on 1 November 1920.

Archival History

This collection was deposited in UCD Archives in 1990 by Dr Eunan O'Halpin.


Scope and Content

Material relating to Barry’s education including school texts and copy books, and university matriculation certificates; to his courtmartial and execution including copies of charge sheets, witness statements and summary of evidence. Letters received by Mrs Barry after his execution. Newscuttings, commemorative material and personal memorabilia.


  • Access: Available online at the UCD Digital Library.
  • Language: English and Irish.
  • Finding aid: Descriptive catalogue

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