Posters and Proclamations

This collection of approximately 3600 titles spans the 16th century to the 1950s. Subjects include politics & government, justice, education, commerce, travel & transport, the arts, religion, auctions and the theatre.

Proclamation issued by the French in 1798 (Procs); Donegal Railway Co advertisement (TVL/1900-10/1).Proclamation issued by the French in 1798 (Procs); Donegal Railway Co advertisement (TVL/1900-10/1).


Among the highlights are an original 1916 Proclamation, proclamations from the Great Famine of 1845-1850, a proclamation issued by the French force under General Jean Humbert which landed near Killala in August 1798, election posters from the beginning of the Irish State, a collection of early Abbey Theatre posters and a colourful poster advertisement for the Donegal Railway Company.

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Detail from an Empire Marketing Board poster by Margaret Clarke (EMB/4).
Detail from an Empire Marketing Board poster by Margaret Clarke (EMB/4).
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