Sous-fonds - Teresa V. O'Neill sous-fonds

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Teresa V. O'Neill sous-fonds

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  • [19--]-1998 (Creation)

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13.9 cm of textual records.

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(1920-2006)

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Teresa (Teasie or Tie) V. O’Neill was born in Warrenpoint, County Down, in 1920, the eighth child and third daughter of Patrick O’Neill and his second wife Brigid. Teresa studied at the University College of Dublin, where she graduated with her BA in History and English in 1941, her Honours Diploma in Education in 1942, and her MA, for which she was awarded First Class Honours in Modern Irish History, in 1943. After graduating, she moved back to Warrenpoint, where she taught at Sacred Heart Grammar School in Newry. In 1959 she married Arthur O’Neill and moved to Limerick (Republic of Ireland), where she taught at Ard Scoil Mhuire (St. Mary’s Grammar School) for about twenty years. Teresa also led tutorials at the University of Limerick and worked with professors at the University College of Dublin until the last few years of her life. Teresa V. O’Neill died in 2006 near Limerick.

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Sous-fonds consists of records related to O'Neill's role as literary executrix of her father's estate. Sous-fonds includes a draft of her thesis, correspondence regarding the thesis, correspondence with researchers regarding her father's political papers, and newspaper articles and genealogical information related to the O'Neill family, as well as university diplomas.

The sous-fonds is organized into the following series:

  1. Thesis
  2. Executrix correspondence
  3. Diplomas and certificates.

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A history of the Crown Hotel written by Teresa O'Neill is available in the accession file.

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