Routine letters to clients, generally 1 per page. Badly faded and illegible in parts. Includes letter to Fr. J. Bergin, Philipstown: 'As you are aware a Notice of every Charitable Request has to be published in some newspaper circulating in the District in which the Charity is to be applied - published in 3 successive issues of such newspaper. I had the Notice in this case published in An Claidheamh Soluis, the organ of the Gaelic League which you may have seen. I enclose a copy for reference. The copies of the paper containing the Notice have to be lodged with the Commissioners of Charitable Donations who invariably require some evidence that the paper containing the Notice has some circulation in the District. I know of my own knowledge that the paper does circulate more or less in the District. However, all the evidence the Commissioners require, as you will see from enclosed letter, its a letter from you as parish priest of Philipstown and Clonfert stating that you have seen this notice published. I shall be much obliged if you would kindly write us such a letter.' (7 February 1912)
Memoir by Aloysius O'Brennan describing 1798 Rebellion, the Great Famine, Irish Parliamentary Party, Home Rule, the futility of constitutional agitation, formation of Irish Volunteers, Redmonite split in volunteers in 1914, Sinn Fein, the Howth gun-running, and the rise of Gaelic League.
Accounts for receipts and expenditure, bulk 1909-1914, and resuming in 1936. Contains lists of names of delegates to Leinster Council and details of monies received in membership fees, gate receipts and expenditure incurred through general administration and the hosting of tournaments.
Minute book containing minutes of meetings held by Offaly Southern Committee, mainly held in various locations in Birr, detailing election of officers, arrangement of fixtures, decisions on tournament permits, objections raised by clubs in relation to outcomes of matches and other matters. Also contains a letter from the Leinster Council to the Secretary of Offaly GAA, English Hotel, Birr in relation, among other things, to the application of the Parish Rule in the reinstatement of players who were in the British Army. Also includes details of Gaelic Sunday, 5 August 1918, which was organised by the GAA nationwide 'to demonstrate their right to play their games without permit from the English Government authorities.'
Minute book containing reports of meetings of North Offaly GAA Sub-committee delegates. Records fixtures, transfers and objections brought to the meeting by the various represented clubs in the northern division. Also includes loose leaf team list, including substitutes, for Edenderry (The Harps), c. 1919, with Frank Gill as Captain.
Scrapbook containing typescript essay on history of Ballinamere GAA Club, newspaper cuttings with match reports, original photographs of Ballinamere teams, individual players, and hurling committees,and reports from AGMs.
Letters sent to Benjamin Bloomfield Trench. The letters in the file concern people or topics beginning with the letters A, B or D.
Examples include a copy of an agreement appointing Benjamin as land agent for the Marquess of Bath dated 6 April 1873; a letter from A. Boldero dated 19 October 1872 in which they express their inconsistent feelings about Benjamin working in Carrickmacross and a list of furniture and effects at Essex Castle, Carrickmacross by directions of the executor of the Stewart Trench esq., dated 30 November 1872.