Mary Lavin Papers Acquired by UCD Library

Margaret Kelleher has published an article in the Irish Times about the acquisition of personal material from the writer Mary Lavin.

From the article: 

"Earlier this year an old, initialled steamer trunk, with accompanying boxes, was received by Evelyn Flanagan, head of special collections at University College Dublin. Its contents – the personal correspondence of writer Mary Lavin (1912-1996) – are a treasure trove.

In her will Lavin bequeathed to UCD Library her archive of literary manuscripts, including drafts of her short stories, and handwritten and typescript documents. This acquisition from the Lavin estate consolidates that very special collection and now sits beside literary archives from Maeve Binchy, Frank McGuinness, Edna O’Brien and Patrick Kavanagh."

The full text can be read here