Reference Code: IE 2135 N49

Title: The Patricia Durcan Collection

Dates of Creation: c. 1935

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium: 4 items (2 files)


Name of Creator(s): Durcan, Patricia (1919-2011).

Biographical History: Patricia Durcan (née Cochrane) was born in Belfast and attended the Jim Johnson School of Dance in that city.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated on behalf of the Durcan family by Patricia’s daughter, Marie Shortall, to the National Dance Archive of Ireland on 25 January 2012.




Scope and Content: Irish dancing costume and related photograph.

Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information: All items have been retained.

Accruals: No accruals are expected.

System of Arrangement: Items are arranged into two series according to their form.




Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items.

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Standard copyright regulations apply to all items.  For photocopying or reproducing material, please consult with the staff.

Language/ Scripts of Material: Not applicable.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: Costume and photograph in good condition.

Finding Aids: A hard copy of the descriptive catalogue is available at the Special Collections and Archives Department, Glucksman Library, University of Limerick.




Archivist’s Note: Collection arranged and described by Anna-Maria Hajba.

Rules or Conventions: This description follows guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000; Irish Guidelines for Archival Description, 2009; National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; and EAP Guidance on Data Protection for Archive Services, 2018.

Date of Description: March 2012.  Revised October 2020.


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