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‘Memories of Easter Week, 1916 by Rev. Father Aloysius, OFM Cap.’

Recollections by Fr. Aloysius Travers OFM Cap. of the fighting of Easter Week, the surrender of the rebel forces and subsequent execution of their leaders. He provides an eye-witness account of the executions in Kilmainham Jail most notably that of James Connolly. The typescript copies are incomplete: 17 pp + 11 pp. With an undated typescript copy of ‘Connolly’s death speech’ taken from the 'Gaelic American'.

‘Minutes of the Students Literary & Debating Society of St Joseph’s Blackrock'

‘Minutes of the Students Literary & Debating Society of St Joseph’s Blackrock, established March 5th 1922, at St Joseph’s, Blackrock, under the Patronage of Bl[essed] Francis Regis Clet CM.

Examples of motions debated are: 'Would total prohibition be beneficial to Ireland?', 'Whether is development along Industrial or along Agricultural lines the more suitable for Ireland?', 'Is nationalisation of manufactures desirable under an Irish government?' and 'Should Sunday Games be abolished?', among many other motions.

‘My experiences in the 1916 Rising by Father Columbus OSFC’

A record by Fr. Columbus Murphy OFM Cap. of events between 30 April and 4 May 1916. Most of the memoir refers to his interaction with British military officers and his efforts to minister to the rebel leaders prior to their executions in Kilmainham Jail. The memoir begins: ‘I have been asked repeatedly to write out a detailed and connected account of my personal experiences, what I actually saw and did during the Rising. At length I have decided to comply with the request. I do so however not with the intention of ever publishing this report. … As I sit then at my desk here in the silence and solitude of my monastic cell in Dublin, fourteen weeks have elapsed since those eventful days. I take up my pen. …’.

‘Orange Terror’ reprint banned in Northern Ireland

Clippings from the ‘Irish Times’ and the ‘Irish Press’ referring to the prohibition on the circulation of the ‘Orange Terror’ offprint in Northern Ireland as the book was deemed ‘prejudicial to preservation of peace and the maintenance of order’.

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