Item 5 - Note from rebel participant in the Easter Rising

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IE CA IR-1/3/1/5


Note from rebel participant in the Easter Rising


  • May 1916 (Creation)

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2 pp; Manuscript

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The note reads: ‘Dear Mother, we had to surrender so we march to Phoneix [sic] Park, don’t forget to pray us’. A partially decipherable name and address is given on the reverse: ‘Matthew [ ], 12 Great Longford St, Dublin, off Aungier St.’ The item was found within an envelope annotated: ‘Farewell letter to His mother of a soldier of the I.R.A. who fought for Ireland in the Rising of Easter Week, 1916’.

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Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) at

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