Henry Morris Papers

Henry Morris

Henry Morris

UCD Library Special Collections holds the research notebooks of Henry Morris.

Identity Statement

Reference code IE/ UCD/SC/Morris Papers

Henry Morris Papers.


Level of Description

61 items.


Henry Morris (1874-1945).

Biographical History

  • Henry Morris or Enri O’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

Research notebooks and notes made by or for Henry Morris on the themes of Irish poetry, songs, airs, folklore, place names, archaeology, local history and hagiography. 

Access and Use

The materials in this collection are available by appointment only to research students, reaching staff and scholars. Research students should have a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.

Photocopying or digital photographing of this material is not permitted.

Irish and English.

Finding Aid

More Information

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