Christening Gown

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Christening Gown

Christening gown reputedly used at the baptism of Patrick Joseph Conroy, better known as Pádraic Ó Conaire (1882-1928), the first child of Thomas and Kate (née McDonogh) Conroy. Made of white cotton, the gown has short sleeves, a long skirt, and a round, gathered neckline. It was constructed using machine and hand stitching, and is embellished with lace, numerous pin tucks, and broderie anglaise. Ó Conaire was born in a house by the docks on the 28th February, 1882, and baptised the following day (1st March, 1882) at St Nicholas’ Pro Cathedral, Middle St., Galway. Ó Conaire is regarded as one of the foremost writers in the Irish language, and a significant contributor to the revival of Gaelic literature in the early 20th century.



Museum Reg. GCM2011:009

Location: Storage



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