The collections folders provide online access to the collections of The Museum of the Irish Revolution. The collections feature a wide range of items that provide a multi-perspective glimpse into the Irish Revolution.
Note that only a portion of the collections of The Museum of the Irish Revolution are available online at this time. We are striving to eventually digitize the full collection and display it here. Beneath each folder image below is the name of the more specialized collection, as well as the number of items in the particular folder, and a brief description of the folder contents. Click on a folder image to view the individual items within the folder. Click on the individual item within each folder to view more information about the item, as well as any related images. Any image can be enlarged for better viewing purposes by clicking on the image. To browse all of the items in The Museum of the Irish Revolution collection, click on the last folder titled “Browse the Entire Collection” at the bottom of this page.
The search feature on this page allows visitors to search the entire online collections. Search Hints: To search by phrase, wrap your criteria in quotes. Example: “Find me” or “Easter Rising”.
Timothy “Tadgh” Lynch Collection
Timothy “Tadgh” Lynch owned a general drapers business in Kinsale, County Cork. He was a member of the Irish Republican Army, and was twice interned during the War of Independence for various offences under the Defense Of The Realm Act (DORA). Lynch was 38 years old when he was first interned in the H.M. Male Prison Cork and Mountjoy Prison from 1918-1919. He was arrested on 14 March, 1918, for leading a party of men who assaulted an RIC officer, named E. Russell, and took his rifle, ammunition, and equipment. He was then later interned the second time in Belfast and Ballykinlar from 1920-1921. Lynch returned to Kinsale after the War of Independence. He would later serve in the Irish Defence Forces, from 1940-1946, on emergency service during the Second World War.
The letters in this collection date from the 1918-1921 period, and were part of the prison correspondence that Lynch conducted during his various internments. These letters help to highlight an important aspect of the Irish Revolution, by showcasing what life was like for those interned during the conflict.
Select a letter below to explore its contents in full.