The McGuinness Collection


These photographs from the McGuinness Collection are shown here courtesy of Fionnbar Callanan, Mona Stanton, Niall Callanan and Richard D Callanan. They are the children of the late Richard J Callanan & Margaret McGuinness. Margaret lived with her uncle Frank McGuinness & his wife on Longford's Main Street from 1915. Over five hundred photgraphs in three albums make up this collection of political, millitary, paramilitary, social & family images mostly taken in and around Longford town between 1917 and 1922.

Margaret McGuinness & her future
husband Richard J Callanan

Kathleen Waters(front left) & three others

Detail from group of thirty-six suited volunteers

Detail from picture of twenty armed men. Painted caption
reads "The North Longford Original Flying Column"

From a group of five Irish officers & one civilian

Part of a group of twenty auxiliaries(RIC Auxiliary Division)

Campaigning for the imprisoned Joe McGuinness, 1917, Longford
Main St. Mrs. Joe McGuinness(white flowers), on her right is Brighid
McGuinness, on her left is Brighid Lyons(glasses) behind
Maureen McGuinness

Supporters celebrate Joe McGuinness by-election
victory in front of Longford Court House

Sean MacEoin, studio pic

Unidentified woman in pearls
poses with two handguns

Joe McGuinness at Earlsfort
Terrace, probably 1922

Threat signed 'The B&Ts' delivered to the Longford Main
Street premises of Frank McGuinness(pictured opposite)

Joe McGuinness funeral party at Glasnevin, June 2nd 1922, detail
including Eamon de Valera(glasses) in front of Michael Collins
on the last occasion they were together before the civil war

Brighid Lyons-Thornton, WT Cosgrave & A.N.Other
in Nice in early 1925
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McGuinness Collection should be addressed to