Identity Statement for Peter Paul Galligan

  • Reference code: IE UCDA P25
  • Title: Papers of Peter Paul Galligan
  • Dates: 1917–27
  • Level of description: Fonds
  • Extent: 1 box
  • Context
  • Content and Structure
  • Conditions of Access and Use

Biographical History

A member of Sinn Féin and TD for West Cavan, 1918–22, he had moved to Dublin by 1927 for business reasons and had apparently retired from active politics. Galligan was involved in the 1916 Easter Rising, war of independence and the early years of the Irish Free State. This collection gives an insight into Gallligan's individual involvement in these historic events and the political atmosphere at the time.

Archival History

This collection was deposited in UCD Archives in August 1978 by Paul Galligan.

Scope and Content

T.D. for West Cavan, First Dáil (1919–21): constitution, orders of the day, departmental and ministerial reports and memoranda.

Second Dáil and Provisional Government (1921–2): memoranda on the Anglo-Irish Treaty; letters and telegrams from groups in Cavan relating to its ratification; circular memoranda, orders of the day and policy material relating to the 1922 general election.

Notes compiled while imprisoned in Lewes Prison after the 1916 Rising; related memorabilia.

Correspondence concerning the repayment of the 1918 and 1921 general election deposits.

  • Access: Available by appointment to holders of a UCD Archives reader's ticket. Produced for consultation in original format. Original material will be retrieved at 11am and 2pm only.
  • Language: English
  • Finding aid: Descriptive catalogue