Liam de Róiste T.D. (b1882-d1959) was a key nationalist and republican leader in Cork. The Archives preserves his personal archive, which includes his original manuscript diaries/journals dating from 1902 up to 1947. As part of our 1916 Centenary programme, the Archives is making available online de Róiste's diaries from 1914 to 1916. The diaries contain extensive commentary on politics and various public matters, and they are of major interest to the study of the Easter Rising/1916 period, Irish nationalism and republicanism, and the period of the First World War in Ireland as well as giving a first hand insight into local and national events, institutions and culture during the revolutionary period.
Brian McGee, Chief Archivist.
Michael Higgins, Clerical Officer.