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Tagann gaċ maiṫ le cáirde

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Collection BC-2021-134: Tagann gaċ maiṫ le cáirde


  • Creation: not after 1955

Scope and Contents note

Hand-colored woodcut of a celtic triskelion bordered by birds, with title below.


Restrictions on Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical note

Eva McKee was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1890. She studied design at the School of Art in Belfast from 1911-1912 and again in 1918-1920. During these years McKee joined the Irish Decorative Art Association and moved into their permanent studio space in Belfast at 35 Wellington Place, along with fellow member Eveline McCloy. McKee worked with a wide range of materials, including painted wood, ceramics, embroidery, jewelry, leatherwork, repoussé metalwork, and block-prints. Her work predominantly used Celtic-inspired original designs, as well as Irish landscape motifs. Her prints incorporated images with hand-lettered adages and poems in English and Irish.

McKee began exhibiting extensively at Arts and Crafts events in the 1920s, showing her work at the Arts and Crafts Society of Ireland in 1921 and 1925; the Barbazanges Gallery, Paris in 1922; and the Tailteann Exhibit in 1922 and 1924. She also became a member of the Guild of Irish Art-Workers in the 1920s.

McKee and McCloy stopped using the Irish Decorative Art Association name after 1933, but they continued their partnership and their use of the 35 Wellington Place Studio into the 1950s. Eva McKee died in 1955.


Larmour, Paul. The Arts and Crafts Movement in Ireland. Belfast: Friar's Bush Press, 1992.

Larmour, Paul. “The Arts and Crafts Movement in Northern Ireland.” In The Arts and Crafts Movement: Making It Irish, edited by Vera Kreilkamp, 57-72. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.


.01 Linear Feet (1 print ) : Hand-colored woodcut ; 264 x 183 mm

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Provenance note

Purchase from De Búrca Rare Books, 2021. Formerly from the collection of Francis Stephen Bourke.

Tagann gaċ maiṫ le cáirde
not after 1955
Marc Only
Noah Sheola
November 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States