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Search Results: 112 Records
Keywords: Crime, Family Life, Irish Question, Politics
A letter from politician and intellectual Desmond FitzGerald (1888-1947) to his wife Mabel FitzGerald (née Washington McConnell) (1884-1958) assuring her that he is well in prison. He inquires about news of the family and discusses the arrangement...
Keywords: Family Life, World War 1: 1914-1918
Letter from Nannie Beazely, who was based in the English midlands, to her son, Piaras Béaslaí (1881–1965). The German navy had carried out a large raid across the English midlands on the night of the 31 of January. People dimmed their lights to av...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Family Life
Letter from Patrick Langford Beazley to his son Piaras Béaslaí wishing his son best wishes on his birthday. Béaslaí (1881-1965); was an English born influential member of the IRB. He joined the Irish Volunteers on their foundation late in 1913. ...
Keywords: Last Letters Before Death, Family Life
This is the last letter and will of Thomas MacDonagh. MacDonagh wrote the letter after hearing his sentence of death by firing squad. The letter outlines the details of his surrender, his thoughts on the failure of the Rising and his death sentenc...
Keywords: Family Life
Letter from Mary Arkwright to the Lord and Lady Clonbrock to congratulate them on their Golden Wedding. The letter was forwarded from the Clonbrock house in Galway to Cadogan Gardens, London. Mary Arkwright signs the letter as "cousin Minsie Arkwr...
Keywords: Family Life
Letter sent by Robert Edward Dillon to his mother, Augusta Caroline Dillon (Lady Clonbrock) to congratulate her on her Golden Wedding, dated 17 July 1916. Augusta Caroline Dillon (née Crofton) was the wife of Luke Gerald Dillon (1834 - 1917), th...
Keywords: Country Life, Family Life
Letter from Ursula Mahon (1906-1986) to her grandmother Augusta Dillon,Lady Clonbrock, (1839-1929) wishing her grandparents many happy returns on their Golden Wedding anniversary. Ursula also tells her grandparents abut her activities while she is...
Keywords: Last Letters Before Death, Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Family Life
Copy of last letter from Padraig Pearse to his mother. Written when it is clear that he will not see his family again. Although Pearse is heartbroken by the need to part with his family he exhibts great pride in his actions and with almost perfect...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Family Life
The letter is from James (Jim) MacDonagh to Muriel MacDonagh expressing condolences on the death of her husband, Thomas MacDonagh. Jim MacDonagh (1881-1931) was a younger brother of Thomas and became an accomplished musician with the British Symph...
Keywords: World War 1: 1914-1918, Family Life
A letter to Lady Clonbrock (1839-1928) from her niece May. In the letter, May asks Lady Clonbrock to ensure she will be at home when they make a visit tomorrow. She then refers to a letter sent to by 'Arthur' who was then fighting in France during...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Family Life, Faith
The letter is from Katherine Brady (K) to James Ryan (1891-1970) and was written while Ryan was imprisoned in Frongach in Wales. She describes in detail a pilgrimage in Lough Derg in which she is taking part (but not enjoying). She also somewhat j...
Keywords: Family Life
This letter was addressed to Diarmid Coffey (1888-1964) from his mother Jane Coffey (née l'Estrange) (1857-1921). The letter refers to a planned trip to London. The trip is a welcome replacement for a journey to Wales, however, Jane feels that Eng...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Family Life
A letter from Philomena Ryan (1895-1983) to James Ryan (1891-1970). Philomena writes to James enquiring as to his well being and what he requires now that Irish prisoners are able to receive post. She describes the lonely conditions at home and th...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Family Life
Letter from Philomena (Phyllis) Frances Ryan (1895-1983) to an imprisoned James Ryan (1891-1970). She refers to letters and parcels that she had sent, and asks him what items he would like to be sent in future. Phyllis also fills Ryan in on news o...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Family Life
Letter from Philomena (Phyllis) Frances Ryan (1895-1983) to an imprisoned James Ryan (1891-1970). She refers to newspapers she had sent and to a proposal to send some money or other goods. Phyllis fills in James concerning friends and family and r...
Keywords: Business, Family Life
Letter from Alice Katherine Wynne (1833-1928) to a Mister Oliver. The letter details arrangements made on behalf of Mr Oliver with regards to renting a room. Refers to Mr Wynnes recovery from pleurisy. Alice Katherine Wynne was born to Reverend ...
Keywords: City and Town Life, Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Family Life
An account of the Easter Rising from Robert Tweedy (1875-1956), a member of the Trinity College Officer Training Corps (OTC), to his mother. Tweedy served in the defence of Trinity College over a nine day period. His account describes the initial ...
Keywords: World War 1: 1914-1918, Family Life
Letter from Charles Wyndham Wynne (1895-1917) to his mother Alice (1833-1928). This is a short note to his mother to tell her he has been transferred to Lenan Head Fort, Clonmany, Co. Donegal, and that the medical board passed him fit for home ser...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Family Life
A letter from Sean T. O"Kelly (1882-1966) to James Ryan (1891-1970). The letter was written after Ryan's release from Frongach but while O'Kelly was still imprisoned. The letter refers to a visit from Mary Kate (who looked 'tired') and another of ...
Keywords: World War 1: 1914-1918, Children, Family Life
Letter from Alice Katherine Wynne (1833-1928) to her cousin Sophia (Sophy) Sarah Wynne in which she references the health of her husband (Albert Augustus Wynne). She also goes into great detail about the contents of a letter received from her son ...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Politics, Family Life
A letter from Sean T. O'Kelly (1882-1966) to James Ryan (1891-1970). The letter was written after Ryan's release from Frongach but while O'Kelly was still imprisoned and O'Kelly mentions some prisoners who now feel neglected by their friends. O'Ke...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Family Life
A letter from Mairín Ní Ribhógh to James Ryan (1891-1970). Mairín writes to welcome Ryan back to Ireland after his release from Frongach and enquires about some of his colleagues who had also been imprisoned. Mairín also asks about Ryan's sister P...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Family Life
A letter from Sean T. O'Kelly (1882-1966) to James Ryan (1891-1970). The letter was written after Ryan's release from Frongach but while O'Kelly was still imprisoned and O'Kelly expresses his delight that Ryan had been released. The letter refers ...
Keywords: World War 1: 1914-1918, Family Life
Letter from Charles Wyndham Wynne (1895-1917) to his mother, Alice. Charles writes about his leave being postponed while stationed in Donegal, his imminent trip to Bexhill for siege training and some hope that he'll enjoy his time in England upon ...
Keywords: Country Life, Family Life, Easter Rising Ireland 1916
Letter from Eamonn O'Modhráin (1881-1954) to his mother, Mary Moran, requesting items to be sent to him in Frongoch and reassuring her that he is getting on alright. According to Eamonn the prisoners are able to attend mass and confessions and are...
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