Strike in Lewes Jail Handbill

The handbill see here was published in June 1917 and discusses the plight of the Irish prisoners in Lewes Jail who had been held since the Easter Rising in 1916.  The prisoners had gone on hunger strike in an effort to try and force the British government to treat them with the same rights afforded to prisoners of war instead of treating them like common criminals.

“Irish Men and Women Remember!” Handbill

The handbill seen here was published in late December 1916 after the release of the prisoners who were interned in the wake of the Easter Rising.  The handbill draws attention to the fact that even though the prisoners had been released, the bodies of the leaders of the 1916 Rising were still buried in Arbour Hill Barrack Yard

Letter from 1st Southern Division IRA to General Headquarters IRA

The letter seen here is believed to have been written by a member of the staff of the First Southern Division and sent to IRA GHQ in Dublin on 26 January 1921.  The letter outlines an incident where two members of the local Royal Irish Constabulary Auxiliary force raided the home of Nellie O’Mahoney

How John D. Nugent treated the men who helped the Dublin Strikers in 1913

The handbill seen here was printed prior to the 1918 general election in Ireland and encourages voters in the St. Michan’s district of Dublin to vote for Sinn Fein candidate Michael Staines.  Staines had served as Quartermaster General in the GPO during the 1916 Easter Rising and gained public notoriety as being one of James Connolly’s stretcher bearers.

Address To The Dublin Brigade

The “Address To The Dublin Brigade” was a memo written by Oscar Traynor, after the Anti-Treaty IRA was defeated in Dublin during the Irish Civil War.  Traynor had been a promising youth soccer player who joined the Irish Volunteers in 1914.  He fought during the 1916 Rising and was subsequently interned in Frongoch…

Compensation Claim for Death of Nicholas Prendergast

The document seen here is an application for compensation for loss of life or property during the Irish War of Independence.  This application was submitted on 18 February 1921, by Eileen Prendergast, who was seeking financial compensation from the British government for the murder of her husband, Nicholas de Sales Prendergast.

Easter Rising Photographs

The images seen here are original photographs of the destruction in Dublin in the wake of the Easter Rising. The back of one of the photographs states that “These photos have all been done by Willie”  Willie is believed to be one of the British soldiers seen in the first photograph below. The photographs were…

The Right To Shoot

This handbill title “The Right To Shoot,” was published by The Peace with Ireland Council, based in Westminster, England. This was a group of British Citizens seeking to end the ongoing conflict in Ireland during the Irish War of Independence. This handbill highlights a series of atrocities committed

“Inquest on Thos. Ashe.” Handbill

The handbill seen here states the findings of the jury in the inquest on Thomas Ashe’s death via ill treatment and forced feeding in prison. It was published by Fergus O’Connor of Dublin in late September 1917. This handbill was distributed throughout Dublin after Ashe’s death to