The Paddy MacMonagle Collection - Posters
Daniel MacMonagle, a master printer and photographer, founded Killarney Printing Works in 1913; he later launched The Kingdom newspaper in 1923.
Daniel’s son Patrick (Paddy) was born on 20 April 1920. He
grew up in the grounds of the Old Glebe Hotel, in College
Street, Killarney. Paddy attended the Presentation Monastery
National School and St Brendan’s College, Killarney, and later
the Salesian College, in Pallaskenry, County Limerick. In 1938,
having completed his Leaving Certificate exam, Paddy joined his
father at Killarney Printing Works. He continued to work there,
brother Seán, until his retirement in 2001.
Paddy was a fluent Irish speaker and he also penned several
books and publications. He became a Trustee of Muckross House
in 1977. Subsequently, in 1988, Paddy donated a collection of
posters, the work of Killarney Printing Works, to Muckross
House Research Library. You can access a selection of the
posters by clicking on the links at top right.
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the local
community Paddy was honoured with a civic reception by
Killarney Town Council in 2007.
He died on August 20th 2014.