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Henry Morris

Henry Morris

UCD Library Special Collections holds the manuscripts collected by Henry Morris.
Identity Statement
Reference code IE/ UCD/SC/Additional Ms 14

Henry Morris Additional Manuscripts.


Level of Description

12 boxes.


Henry Morris (1874-1945).

Biographical History

  • Henry Morris or Énrí Ó Muirgheasa was born in Co. Monaghan.
  • He was a teacher and subsequently a school inspector for the Department of Education. 
  • He was involved in the the revival of Irish language and antiquarian studies.
  • He is best known for recordings of oral tradition and folklore in Irish in the North Louth and South Armagh area during the 1940s.
  • He was also a collector of 18th and 19th century Irish manuscripts.
  • He was awarded an honorary MA from Queen’s University Belfast in 1936.

Source of Acquisition
Deposited in UCD in 1950.

Scope and Content

Manuscripts containing Irish language verse, transcriptions, and selections from Royal Irish Academy manuscripts.

Access and Use

Photocopying or digital photographing of this material is not permitted.


Finding Aid
The material is listed online in (opens in a new window)Sources: A National Library of Ireland database for Irish research. This search tool is the online version of "Hayes, Richard J. (1965) Manuscript Sources for the History of Irish Civilisation, Boston: Hall", also available in James Joyce Library, Level 2, Ref GR 016/091.

More Information

Find information on Henry Morris in the (opens in a new window)Dictionary of Irish Biography (UCD only).

UCD Special Collections

James Joyce Library, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 7149 | E: special.collections@ucd.ie