This postcard was written by Eileen Corrigan (d. 1993) to her mother. Eileen had arrived in Dublin on 24 April 1916, the first day of the Easter Rising, from Belfast to sit her exams in the Trinity College and wrote this note to her mother in order to let her know that communication for Dublin had stopped but that she had arrived safely.

Eileen Corrigan was one of just four female students who sat their exams as the Easter Rising progressed outside Trinity's walls. They were rewarded with lunch in Provost Mahafy's house hosted by his wife, Frances Letitia.


  • Easter Rising Ireland 1916


Institution: Trinity College, Dublin
Collection: TCD MS 3987a/1, TCD MS 3987a/1

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Eileen Corrigan. "Postcard from Eileen Corrigan to her mother, Mrs Corrigan, 24 April 1916". Letters of 1916. Schreibman, Susan, Ed. Maynooth University: 2016. Website.

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From: Eileen Corrigan
To: Mrs Corrigan
Date Sent: 24 April 1916

Subject: Postcard from Eileen Corrigan to her mother, Mrs Corrigan, 24 April 1916

Just a line to let you know I arrived safely, in case the papers should make you anxious. All communication is stopped from Dublin but a lady promised to post this tomorrow from the North. Everything will probably be all right tomorrow, as the military are coming from Curragh.

With love
Mrs Corrigan
The Manse,
Green Road,
Knock, Belfast