NDAI: Ann Gallagher

Reference Code: IE 2135 N44
Title: The Ann Gallagher Papers
Dates of Creation: c. 1940-2001 (predominantly 1950-1963)
Extent and Medium: 1 box (64 files)

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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.


Content and Structure 

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.

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


Conditions of Access and Use

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.


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