Item 2 - List of demands made by Thomas MacDonagh at Richmond Barracks

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IE CA IR-1/2/2


List of demands made by Thomas MacDonagh at Richmond Barracks


  • 1 May 1916 (Creation)

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1 p.; Manuscript

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(17 June 1881-20 Feb. 1962)

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List of demands made by Thomas MacDonagh whilst jailed in Richmond Barracks. The list reads:

  1. Visits to prisoners
  2. Treatment of officers
  3. Dependents and relations
  4. Blankets
  5. Books
  6. The wearing [of] red cross badge who were not combatants
  7. Washing arrangements
    Faint signature of ‘Thomas Mac Donough, Jacobs Factory’ is visible in centre of page. Addition in different hand at bottom of page reads: ‘No 7 will be allowed. Other complaints cannot be dealt with here. Louis [Ramsey?], 1/C. Richmond B[arrac]ks, 1/5/16’.

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See ‘My experiences in the 1916 Rising by Father Columbus OSFC’, pp 30-31. (IE CA IR-1-2-6): ‘I then told him [Thomas MacDonough] that I had seen P.H. Pearse in Arbour Hill Detention Barracks. As he was second in command he asked me to go as his delegate and to demand to have them recognised as prisoners of war; and to get the rights of such. The he wrote down for the several headings he wished me to have seen to. These I proposed to submit to the officer in charge of the barracks, to see what could be immediately righted for them; and then to go on to Dublin Castle. Here is the document as it lies before me’.

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