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The O’Callaghans of Fallagh — and the Kerby Miller Collection

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 09:43:00 +0000
The families of Owen Callaghan and David Flynn in Fallagh townland, just outside Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford, emerged from the Great Famine with their large farms intact. Owen had died by 1850, leaving his widow Margaret holding their 212 acres, three vacant houses, outbuildings and a valuable dwelling house, all worth £164, making them one of the strongest farming families in the region (in

Curating a Digital-First Collection: Prof. Kerby Miller's Collection of Irish Emigrant Letters

Fri, 15 Sep 2023 09:18:00 +0000
 In 2023, the University of Galway Library digitised Professor Kerby Miller’s (Professor Emeritus of History, University of Missouri) donated research collection. His collection offers a deep reading into the lives of Irish emigrants to North America and the development of Irish diaspora identities across more than 250 years. Phase 1 of making this important collection available to the

Interviewing Repository Managers for the NORF Open Access Repository Project: The Process and Some Preliminary Data

Mon, 11 Sep 2023 12:27:00 +0000
 My previous blog post on the NORF Open Access Repositories project outlined the preparatory work for interviews with stakeholders working in or with Irish repositories. Since then, I have conducted seven interviews with repository managers overseeing academic and governmental repositories across Ireland. Five further interviews with repository strategists will follow later in September. We