UCD Rag Week – KKK

An interesting find on the British Pathe site! A 60second clip of UCD students outside Earlsfort Terrace performing a “skit” on the Ku Klux Klan during Rag Week in the 1930s/40s (?).

Click the image below to see the full movie.

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‘Twelve Apostles’ Well’ – Buried under the Stillorgan Dual – Carriageway

The Irish Times, 7 July 1930 (The Irishman's Diary, p.4)

Many thanks to John O’Dowd for spotting the above reference in The Irish Times.

He even got in contact with Aidan Grannell, Head of Buildings and Services, who retrieved the old estate maps of Belfield. Through these they was able to discover that the Twelve Apostles’ Well is buried pretty much dead centre under the dual carriageway, opposite the Montrose Hotel.

Bread and Roses (Student Feminist Magazine, c. 1974)

Bread and Roses was a Women’s Lib. fanzine published by women in Belfield in the mid 1970s. It was a crudely designed, black and white, 18 page stapled zine.

The slogan “Bread and Roses” originated in a poem of that name by James Oppenheim, published in The American Magazine in December 1911, which attributed it to “the women in the West.” It is commonly associated with a textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts during January-March 1912, now often known as the “Bread and Roses strike”.

I’ve been passed on issues 2 and 3. I’ve uploaded issue 2 (see below) and will get around to issue 3 as soon as possible. I’m not sure how many issues were published altogether. If anyone has any other copies, please get in touch.

*CLICK ON THE FRONT COVER BELOW TO READ THE FULL MAGAZINE*

Bread and Roses, Number 2:

Men – Where Is Your Courage? – Eileen Lynch
Feminism And Socialism – Betty Purcell
Women And The Law – Paula Scully
When A Man Wants A Woman (Poem) – Dory Previn
Women Your Body Is Your Own – Carol Louthe
A Poem – Marian Stenning
Self-help Clinics – Rosina Auberting
A Report On The International Womens Congress – Marion Connolly

Bread and Roses, Issue 2. Front Cover.

Hibernia newspaper, 1967.

Peter Henry, who writes the Old Trinity column in Trinity News, has kindly passed me on a scan of an article about UCD student politics from 1967.

The article deals with the Fianna Fail, Fine Gael (including a feature on Vincent Browne) and Labour Party UCD branches.

You can read some of Henry’s articles on Trinity College here.

'Student Politics in UCD'. Hibernia newspaper. March 1967.

‘Instead’ (Radical Student Newspaper, 1971)

‘Instead’, was a “left wing Oz look alike” magazine that was published in Belfied in the early 1970s.

Aidan Magill, who read science at Belfield from 1968-72 and was involved with ‘Instead’, has kindly sent on a full issue of the paper and jotted down some of his memories of the magazine’s production.

I seem to remember we produced an issue about every two weeks and basically spent the entire Sunday through to the early hours locked in the Arts Block to do it. The entire place closed on a Sunday so we had to get let in by the Porters and had to get let out a certain times for food. It was quite a party atmosphere though we had to ban the smoking of dope as we made too many mistakes and didn’t get any work done.

You can read the full issue here.

Section from the front page of Instead, Vol. 1 No. 3.

Censorship in UCD, 1962

Conor James McKinney from T.C.D. Miscellany has very kindly sent me on a very interesting article that was written in the magazine in 1962 by Anthony Clare about the censorship regime in UCD at that time.

You should be able to read it by clicking the picture below and zooming in.

T.C.D. Miscellany, 1962.

Nelson’s Pillar, 1955.

In 1955 a group of UCD students occupied Nelson’s pillar and tried to melt the statue with homemade “flame throwers”.

More information can be found here.