Published by Primary Source Microfilm
"The Dublin Castle Records provide a unique basis for understanding the administration of Ireland under the Union and the nature of the challenges posed to the government by the agrarian and national movements." -- Professor Charles Townsend, University of Keele
Series 1: Colonial Office Class CO904 (Dublin Castle Records)
The history of Anglo-Irish relations has long been characterized by violence and misunderstandings. This collection makes available original materials documenting the British presence and control in Ireland in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The issue of rule in Ireland has been the subject of immense international controversy for several centuries. British in Ireland chronicles an important period of the controversy, from the rise of Parnell and the "Land War" of the early 1880s to the climactic signing of the Government of Ireland Act and the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1921.
Part One: Anti-Government Organizations, 1882-1921; CO 904, Boxes 7-23, 27-29 and 157
Part Two: Royal Irish Constabulary Monthly Reports and Returns of Outrages, 1892-1897; CO 904, Boxes 48-67
Part Three: Inspector Generals' and County Inspectors' Monthly Reports, 1898-1913; CO 904, Boxes 68-91
Part Four: Inspector Generals' and County Inspectors' Monthly Reports, 1914-1918, and Police Reports, 1920-1921; CO 904, Boxes 92-122 and 148-156A
Part Five: Public Control and Administration, 1884-1921; CO 904, Boxes 159-178
Part Six: Judicial Proceedings, Enquires and Miscellaneous Records, 1872-1926; CO 904, Boxes 30-35, 37-39, 45-47B and 180-189
Part Seven: Sinn Fein and Republican Suspects, 1899-1921; CO 904, Boxes 193-216
Sectarian and seditious action continues to be an influencial part of Ireland's society. Part Seven documents the movements of many important suspects active in the period directly prior to 1921, and will enable scholars to trace the chain of events during the final stages of Home Rule negotiations.
Complete Collection: 136 reels