CodeDS/UK/39
Dates1847-1906
Person NameCusack; Michael (1847-1906); Founder of Gaelic Athletic Association, Irish Teacher
SurnameCusack
ForenamesMichael
EpithetFounder of Gaelic Athletic Association, Irish Teacher
Parallel forms of nameMícheál Ó'Cíosóg
ActivityFounder of the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association), member of the Society for the Preservation of the Irish Language, and later the Gaelic League.
RelationshipsMarried to Margaret Imelda Woods of Dromore, Co. Down. Contemporary of Michael Davitt, Charles Stewart Parnell, and Archbishop Thomas William Croke of Cashel and Emly.
Catalogue
RefNoTitle
P95/1/1/3Handwritten memorandum signed "M.Cusack"
P95/2/1/2Photographs
P95/2/1/3/25Press cutting from the "Clare Champion", entitled "The man Cusack - great Clare scholar who founded GAA".
P95/1/1/4File of handwritten and typed transcripts of P95/1 and P95/3.
P95/2/1/1/13Religious medal issued by the Congrégation des Enfants de Marie, with the name "M.Cusack" engraved on one side
P95/1/2Photographs of the immediate family
P95/1/2/6Black-and-white studio photograph of Michael Cusack in middle age, bust only, looking to left, faintly smiling.
P95/1/3Hurling interest
P95/2Documents relating to Michael Cusack's children John and Bride and their generation
P95/1/2/10Black-and-white photograph and later copy, with portrait of Michael [Dominic] and John [Aloysius Cusack], sons of Michael and Margaret Cusack, as young children, both wearing sailors' suits and posing on a structure resembling a mast, a crow's nest, and ship's rigging.
P95/2/1/1/14Copy of Loretto Manual (Dublin 1871): prayer-book with calendar, biblical readings, and devotions.
P95/2/1/1Memorabilia of Michael Cusack
P95/2/1/1/15File of card and newspaper cuttings of death notices [collected by John Cusack and formerly pasted into P95/14].
P95/2/1John Cusack
P95/3/1Private letters
P95/2/1/3Correspondence and family history
P95/2/1/1/16Printed receipt from the Dublin Cemeteries' Office with handwritten insertions; regarding sum paid by John Cusack for the interment of Michael Cusack in Prospect Cemetery on 2 November; signed by clerk.
P95/2/1/1/17Press cutting from ["Irish Independent"] with a photograph entitled "Memorial to G.A.A. founder"
P95/2/3Other family members
P95/2/1/3/24Holograph letter from Mary McGee, Wisbech [Norfolk], to Mrs.Cusack
P95/2/3/34File of printed devotional texts; including a prayer card for St.Aloysius
P95/2/2/29Holograph postcard from Sr.M[ary] Gabriel, Paris
P95/2/1/3/23Holograph letter (7 pp) from Éamonn / E.F.
P95/2/1/3/26Draft family pedigree by [John Cusack], beginning with the generation before Michael and Margaret Cusack, and ending with the next generation [his own], listing five children by name, and stating that four died in infancy under 8 years of age.
P95/3/2/52Copies of printed flier advertising the Michael Cusack Centre/ Ionad Mhichíl Cíosóg, Carron, as a "new attraction".
P95/2/2Bride Cusack [Mother Gabriel]
P95/2/2/30Black and white photograph of "Bride" [Brigid Cusack/ Mother Gabriel], nearly full length, in religious habit, standing on lawn of a walled garden, smiling off to left.
P95/2/2/28Holograph postcard from Sr M[ary] Gabriel, Doncaster [England], to J[ohn] Cusack
P95/3Patricia O'Connell and the Michael Cusack legacy
P95/2/3/32Black and white studio photograph of [Reverend John J.Cusack, Brooklyn, New York]
P95/3/1/35Holograph letter from "Pat" [Patricia O'Connell], Carraroe, County Galway, to Aunt Kathy and Uncle John [Cusack].
P95/3/2/39File of photocopies of articles by various authors from the College annual "QCG", later "UCG".
P95/3/2/48Souvenir printed programme for the Senior Hurling Final 24 September 2004, including an article by Br Seán Mac Namara "Remember Micheál ón gCarn" (page 6).
P95/3/2The Michael Cusack legacy
P95/3/2/41File of printed documents from commemorative celebrations for Michael Cusack and the anniversary of the founding of the Irisleabhar na Gaedhilge (1882).
P95/3/2/42Printed souvenir programme for the official opening of the Michael Cusack Cottage/ Teach Mhichíl Chíosóg, Carron, County Clare
P95/3/1/38File of handwritten lists of items in this collection
P95/3/2/40Typescript copy programme for the Mass celebrated by Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich
P95/3/2/49Printed invitation to a book launch for the "latest book on Michael Cusack" [by Br Seán Mac Namara], entitled The man from Carron; launch takes place at Dergvale Hotel, Dublin.
P95/3/2/45Photocopied page from the "Clare G.A.A. Yearbook" [2001]
P95/3/2/43Fragment copy of "The Clare Champion"
P95/3/2/47Copy of booklet by Br.eán Mac Namara
P95/3/2/46Typescript letter from Séamus Mac Mathúna, Secretary for Academic Affairs, NUI Galway, to Patricia O'Connell
P95/3/2/51File of printed documents regarding launch of the website
P95/3/2/53Copies of printedbooklet by Mathúin Mac Fheorais (ed)
P95/1/2/7Cusack in older age, bust only, dressed in heavy woollen coat and shirt of same material, looking at the camera.
P95/2/1/3/27Typescript memorandum (unsigned) entitled "Information on Micheál Cusack".
P95/2/1/2/21Black and white photograph of [John Cusack], walking up O'Connell Street from the direction of the River Liffey, with Nelson's Pillar in the background.
P95/3/2/50Printed newsletter The Citizen (issue 1) published by the Michael Cusack Development Company, Boru Cultural Enterprises, Ennis, County Clare; in main feature outlining the Cusack Homestead development at Carron.
P95/1/2/5Black-and-white studio photograph of Michael Cusack in middle age, standing in the centre, looking at the camera, dressed in country walking suit, cummerbund and knickerbockers, faintly smiling; holding blackthorn stick in right hand and resting the left on an ornamental bench.
P95/1/1/1Handwritten letter in form of a diary by Lúghaidh Lamh Fada [Michael Cusack]
P95/1Papers of Michael Cusack
P95/1/1Michael Cusack's own writings
P95/1/1/2Handwritten letter (1 p) from Lughaidh Lamh Fhada [Michael Cusack], Queens Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, to "Boys, one and all!" [his family in Dublin].
P121Research on the families of Michael Cusack and Margaret Woods
P95Papers of Michael Cusack
P95/1/2/8Mounted black-and-white group photograph of 15 members of [The Trinity College rugby team at the Phoenix rugby club], front members sitting on bench, rest standing behind them, including Michael Cusack (second seated from left).
P95/1/2/9Black-and-white studio photograph (and two further copies) of Margaret Imelda Woods, later Cusack, only head and shoulders, hair in a bun and high-collared blouse with ornamental brooch.
P95/1/2/11Black-and-white studio photograph of three young women, two seated and one standing behind them, all in their early 20s, two wearing white blouses and black skirts, one (on right) dressed in dark dress.
P95/1/3/12Fragment of bound foolscap minute book entitled "Dublin Hurling Club, established 1883", Listing officers of the committee for 1883, President H.
P95/2/1/2/18Photograph album [of John Cusack], with handwritten dedication from Máire Ní Gallchobhair
P95/2/1/2/19Photograph album [of John Cusack], with handwritten dedication from Máire Ní Gallchobhair
P95/2/1/2/20File of photographs and press cuttings formerly enclosed in P95/16 and /17.
P95/2/1/3/22File of two holograph letters (and one transcript) from Edmund Fox, Burton-on-Trent [England], to "my dear Cousin" [John Cusack].
P95/2/2/31Black and white photograph printed as postcard, depicting [Mother Gabriel Cusack] and another woman, both full length and in clerical habit, arms folded into their sleeves, looking at the camera.
P95/2/3/33Black and white photograph in postcard format of [John Colman Woods], Berowra gardens [Sydney, New South Wales], full length, elderly man with moustache in a dress suit, smiling at camera.
P95/3/1/36Holograph letter from "Pat" [Patricia O'Connell], Carraroe, County Galway, to "Uncle John" [Cusack], with impressions from her sojourn in the Gaeltacht; a journey by sail-boat to Inis Mór, a visit to Leitir Mór and other places.
P95/3/1/37File of holograph letters from Br Seán Mac Namara, Christian Brothers, Ennis [County Clare], to Miss [Patricia] O'Connell,Dublin, regarding their meeting in Dublin, and his receiving a copy of Michael Cusack's diary [P95/ 1], in preparation of a talk he will give in Kilfenora.
P95/3/2/44File of documents regarding the Sparánacht Mhichíl Cíosóg, a bursary at UCG for postgraduate research "on some aspect of the cultural heritage of Clare".
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