Letter from Margaret Ruth Leslie to her cousin, Cecil George Leslie, 4 May 1916

The letter seen here is the second sent by Margaret Ruth Leslie, during the Easter Rising, to her cousin Cecil George Leslie. In her first letter Leslie described the events of the week up through 29 April 1916. Her letters are insightful as she describes the events of the Rising from a civilian, Unionist perspective. She continues the account of her experience during Easter week in this letter from 4 May 1916.

Poblacht na h-Eireann, War News No. 15

Poblacht na h-Eireann, War News No. 15 was published on Friday, 14 July, 1922. The articles published in this issue, seek to encourage the members of the Anti-Treaty IRA fighting in the Irish Civil War throughout the country. The Anti-Treaty IRA still controlled much of the country at this…

Poblacht na h-Eireann, War News No. 14

This issue of Poblacht na h-Eireann is the War News No. 14, published on 12 July 1922. This issue was released as the opening battle of the Irish Civil War was ending in Dublin. The articles in this issue were aimed at…

$10 Irish Republican Bond Certificate

Mrs. Mary Lare purchased the $10 Republic of Ireland Bond Certificate seen here on 21st January 1920. The certificate was sold as part of the first Dáil loan, which was designed to fund the foundation of the…

Cathal Brugha Memorial Card

The memorial card seen here is for Cathal Brugha who was a leading Irish Revolutionary and politician in Dáil Éireann. Brugha was second in command of the garrison at the South Dublin Union during the Easter Rising. Brugha was badly wounded during the fighting…

1916 Easter Rising Medal

The 1916 Easter Rising Medal was awarded in 1941 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Easter Rising. The medal was awarded to three different groups. The first and largest group was persons in possession of military service certificates for service rendered during Easter Week, 1916…

Letter from Margaret Ruth Leslie to her cousin Cecil George Leslie, 29 April 1916

Margaret Leslie’s letter to her brother Cecil George Leslie on 29 April 1916 provides a brilliant insight into the events of the Easter Rising as experienced by civilians in Dublin. Leslie was also from a wealthy Unionist family, and supported the efforts of the British forces to stop the Rising in Dublin. Her perspective is unique..