Collection OMO-276003 - Oliver Moran Song Manuscripts

Zone d'identification




Oliver Moran Song Manuscripts


  • mid 20th cent. (Production)

Niveau de description


Étendue matérielle et support

3 manuscripts

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur

(1 January 1933-27 May 2017)

Notice biographique

John Oliver Moran (1 January 1933–27 May 2017) was born in Killarney and grew up in Cahirsiveen. His father was chief veterinary officer for Munster. Oliver qualified as a solicitor, worked in Rhodesia, returned to Ireland and worked there as a qualified town planner. He was the youngest of a singing family of five, but didn't play an instrument. He was unmarried.

Histoire archivistique

Three song manuscripts which belonged to John Oliver Moran (known as Oliver), uncle of Ailish Finnegan (née Moran), who is the source of the information given here. Nicholas Carolan met her with Terry & Pascale Moylan (to whom she had first given the manuscripts) in Cumiskey's pub, Broadstone, Dublin, on 28 October 2019. The digitisation of the manuscripts was carried out by Terry and donated to ITMA on a memory stick.

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

Donated to ITMA by Ailish Finnegan, niece of John Oliver Moran per Terry Moylan October 2019.

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

The three songbooks for the most part contain a variety of Irish popular songs in the English language. Songbook A also contains some poetry and extracts from Shakespearean plays. There are two handwritings in the manuscripts. The smaller, more pointed, less round, is that of Oliver Moran. The other may be that of Peter O'Hare whose name is in one of the manuscripts, but nothing is known of him. There is some other biographical information in the manuscripts.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation


Mode de classement

The collection contains three items (songbooks) which have been labelled as songbook A, B, and C by Terry Moylan.

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

Conditions de reproduction

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Notes de langue et graphie

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Very good

Instruments de recherche

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Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

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Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)


Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

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Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées



Niveau de détail


Dates de production, de révision, de suppression




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Localisation physique

  • Boîte: Prints Room. Manuscript Collections. Box (19)