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Search Results: 17 Records
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: 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, Last Letters Before Death, Official Documents
A copy of the last letter and will of Thomas MacDonagh (1878-1916), found in the papers of Grace Gifford Plunkett. MacDonagh's last letter outlines the details of his surrender, his thoughts on the failure of the Rising and his death sentence. It ...
Keywords: Last Letters Before Death
Letter from Sir Roger Casement (1864-1916) to Margaret Gavan Duffy on the eve of his execution. He thanks various friends, and asks that God forgive his mistakes made in the cause of Irish freedom. He signs the letter with the Irish variant of his...
Keywords: Last Letters Before Death
A letter from Éamonn Ceannt (1881-1916) to his wife Áine Ceannt (née Ní Bhraonáin) (1880-1954). The letter was written from Richmond Barracks after Ceannt's trial and after the death sentence passed. A number of executions had already been carried...
Keywords: Last Letters Before Death
This letter is from Éamonn Ceannt (1881-1916) to his wife Áine Ceannt (née Ní Bhraonáin) (1880-1954). The letter was written before Ceannt's trial, which took place on 4 May. He writes that he is in good spirits and hopes that Áine and son, RónÁn,...
Keywords: Last Letters Before Death
This letter is from Éamonn Ceannt (1881-1916) to his wife Áine Ceannt (née Ní Bhraonáin) (1880-1954). This letter was written four days before his death. He asks his wife to give his gold watch to Mrs Burgess, wife of Cathal Brugha (Charles Burges...
Keywords: Last Letters Before Death, Easter Rising Ireland 1916
This letter was written by J.J. (Seán) Heuston, (1891-1916) to Mr. Walsh, a colleague at the Great Southern and Western Railway in Kingsbridge Station, on the day before his execution at Kilmainham Gaol. He writes to thank Walsh and his other coll...
Keywords: Last Letters Before Death, Easter Rising Ireland 1916
A letter from JJ (also known as Jim, James, or Seamus) Brennan to his wife Vera, written in Kilmainham Gaol on 4th May 1916. In this letter, James writes to inform Vera of his impending trial. He believes that he is to be executed. The Tom referre...
Keywords: Last Letters Before Death, Easter Rising Ireland 1916
This is a copy of the last letter from Roger Casement (1864-1916) to his sister Nina (1856-1954). In the letter he expresses deep regret for the way he treated his sister and neglected her in recent years. He talks about his time in Germany and th...
Keywords: Last Letters Before Death, Easter Rising Ireland 1916
This is a last letter written by revolutionary Seán Heuston (1891-1916) to his colleague at the Great Southern and Western Railway, Edward Walsh (d. 1935). In the letter Heuston writes that he is prepared to die, thanks all his 'railway friends' a...
Keywords: Last Letters Before Death, Easter Rising Ireland 1916
This is a copy of the last letter Pearse wrote to his mother before his execution. In the letter he says goodbye to his mother and siblings and refers to financial affairs and some poems he has written. He also writes that he has received Holy Com...
Keywords: Last Letters Before Death, Easter Rising Ireland 1916
The last letter of Patrick Pearse (1879-1916) to his mother, Margaret Pearse (1857-1932). He writes, extremely perceptively that 'people will say hard things of us' but that in due course 'they will praise us. It was written on the morning of Pear...
Keywords: Last Letters Before Death
The last written letter of Cornelius ('Con') Colbert (1888 - 1916). This letter was sent to Colbert's sister Elizabeth, 'Lila' (1888 - 1974). After the Rising Elizabeth served on the committee of the Irish Volunteers Dependents’ Fund. In this lett...
Keywords: Last Letters Before Death, Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Family Life, Irish Question
Last letter from Seán Mac Diarmada (1883-1916) to John Daly (1845–1916), uncle of Edward (Ned) Daly (1891–1916). Mac Diarmada provides an emotional account of his thoughts and feelings during the last hours before his execution. He emphasises the ...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Last Letters Before Death, Art and Literature
This is a handwritten copy of the last letter Patrick Pearse (1879-1916) wrote to his mother Margaret (1857-1932) before his execution. The letter is not in Pearse's handwriting. In the letter he says goodbye to his mother, siblings and friends, a...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Last Letters Before Death, Art and Literature
This is a handwritten copy of the last letter Patrick Pearse (1879-1916) wrote to his mother Margaret (1857-1932) before his execution. The letter is not in Pearse's handwriting. In the letter he says goodbye to his mother, siblings and friends, a...