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.
Trinity College, Dublin
TCD MS 3987a/1, TCD MS 3987a/1
"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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