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Murray Photograph Collection

Ita Murray receiving a framed image from the Cathaoirleach
Ita Murray, daughter of Peadar Murray, presented with a framed print, dated 1904 of a Gaelic League class in Dunshaughlin
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Cllr. Nick Killian, Cathaoirleach of Meath County Council officiated at the launch of The Murray Photograph Collection in Dunshaughlin Library on Tuesday evening, 13 September. The photographs which are being exhibited form part of an extensive collection of images taken by Peadar Murray, founder of the Gaelic League in Dunshaughlin, businessman and husband of Margaret Murray, the first woman to serve on Meath County Council.

On behalf of Meath County Council, the Cathaoirleach thanked the Murray family, who were gathered in great number, for their public-spirited gesture in consigning Peadar Murray’s glass-plate negatives to the care of Meath County Archive. He remarked that photographs are a crucial and neglected part of the heritage of County Meath. He congratulated the local studies department of the library service  for their initiative in digitizing the images and welcomed the support the initiative received from the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-23. He concluded his remarks by making a presentation of a framed print, dated 1904 of a Gaelic League class in Dunshaughlin, to Ita Murray, daughter of Peadar Murray, who is hale and hearty at 94 years old.