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De Valera, Sinéad


Biographical Note

Sinéad De Valera was an Irish author of a number of children's books and plays in both Irish and English. Born Jane O’Flanagan in Balbriggan, she was trained as a teacher and closely associated with the Gaelic Language Revival. Sinéad taught Irish at the Leinster College of the Gaelic League in Parnell Square. One of her students was Éamon De Valera. The two were married in January 1910 and together had five sons and two daughters.

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Boston College collection of Éamon and Sinéad De Valera


Composed of published speeches of Sinn Fein leader and Irish president Éamon De Valera, some of which date from the World War II era. There are also images of him, including photographs taken during his visit to Boston in 1947. In addition, the collection includes obituaries of De Valera from Irish newspapers, and two letters of De Valera's wife, Sinéad.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1918 - 1975