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Tintown Internment Camp autograph book

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS K34


Autograph book compiled in November and December 1923 in no. 2 Camp, Tintown, The Curragh, Ireland. The volume mostly consists of entries by Tipperary, Kilkenny and Laois prisoners, but also includes entries from prisoners removed from Cork, Kerry and Dublin. These individuals were imprisoned by the Irish Free State for fighting, or being suspected of fighting, on the Anti-Treaty side of the 1922-1923 Civil War. Individual entries often note the date and provide a poem, quotation, or other composition in addition to the individual's signature.


  • November 1 - December 12, 1923

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Conditions Governing Use

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History of Curragh Army Camp

Camp Curragh in County Kildare, Ireland was established after the outbreak of the Crimean War in 1854, when the British Army recognized its need for additional training areas.

Initially a temporary camp, in the 1860s Parliament passed legislation to gain permanent control over the land and manage public and private rights of way and other land usages.

In May 1922 the British Army removed from the camp, turning control over to the Irish Free State Army. The camp was used as an internment and military detention center between the 1920s and 1950s. Detainees often called Camp Curragh "Tintown."

The camp is currently home to the Defence Forces Training Center for the Irish Defence Forces.


1 volume ; 9.5 x 17 cm

Physical Location

MS K34

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase via Laird Rare Books at Whyte's History & Literature Sale, 2014.

Guide to the Tintown Internment Camp Collection
Tintown Internment Camp autograph book
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Tintown Internment Camp autograph book, MS K34, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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