CollectionCaroline Walsh Papers
Collection DescriptionCaroline Walsh was born on December 1st, 1952, one of three daughters to solicitor William Walsh (-1954) and writer Mary Lavin (1912-1996). She was a student at University College Dublin completing both a BA in English and Art History in 1973, and later an MA in American Literature in 1974. She was a journalist with the Irish Times from 1975 onwards, becoming their Literary Editor in 1999. She was the author of The Homes of Irish Writers and edited three collections of short stories: Modern Irish Short Stories from The Irish Times, Virgins and Hyacinths and Arrows in Flight: Stories from a New Ireland. Caroline was married to novelist and university lecturer, James Ryan [UCD Special Collections].
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Material related to Walsh’s Literary Landmarks articles for the Irish Times

Research notes and drafts regarding her book The Homes of Irish Writers

Dissociated material

Cassette tapes of interviews with Irish writers

AccessThe materials in this collection are available by appointment only to research students, teaching staff and scholars.

A descriptive list is available here.

This collection was donated by James Ryan in 2015 with further materials added in 2016.

Repository NameUCD Special Collections
AddressJames Joyce Library University College Dublin Belfield Dublin 4
EircodeD04 R7R0
Telephone(01) 716-7149
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CommentSome of the information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archive. These lists were compiled by library staff and we are grateful for their assistance. Where partial or no lists were available, staff of the Women's History Project constructed an outline list. Due to time constraints, not all items in this repository were examined individually.