Reference Code: IE 2135 N44

Title: The Ann Gallagher Papers

Dates of Creation: c. 1940-2001 (predominantly 1950-1963)

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium: 1 box (64 files)



Name of Creator(s): Gallagher, Ann.

Biographical History: Ann Gallagher, the daughter of Frank and Cecilia Gallagher, was born in Dublin.  She attended the Abbey School of Ballet under Muriel Kelly’s direction as a child, and it was at the Abbey School that her lifelong interest in ballet started.  She was interested in and exposed to all aspects of Dublin’s cultural life from an early age, and began visiting ballets and collecting programmes, which form the core of this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Ann Gallagher to the National Dance Archive of Ireland on 13 December 2011.




Scope and Content: Books, commemorative booklets, programmes, promotional material, and press cuttings relating to ballet performances in Ireland, collected by Ann Gallagher as testament to her many visits to the ballet in Dublin as a young girl, and her appreciation and understanding of the art form.

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

Accruals: No accruals are expected.

System of Arrangement: Documents have been divided into three series according to their form and thereunder arranged chronologically by date.




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: English.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: Paper documents 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: Papers 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: February 2012.  Revised August 2020.


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