Correspondence relating to the trial and release of Séan MacEntee, 1916-1917
|Main Creator:||MacEntee, Seán, 1889-1984|
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Séan MacEntee joined the Dundalk corps of the Irish Volunteers in January 1914. At the end of that year he joined the wing led by Eoin MacNeill. The Dundalk Volunteers mobilised on Easter Sunday 24 April 1916, marching to Slane awaiting orders that never came. MacEntee made his way to Dublin, but on the journey an affray occurred at Castlebellingham, County Louth, where Charles McGee, an RIC constable was murdered. MacEntee was later charged with his murder and sentenced to death but won a reprieve. He was imprisoned at Dartmoor Prison, then Lewes Prison and Portland Prison but was released in June 1917. He was re-arrested again on 6th August 1917 due to new statements issued by the Drogheda Royal Irish Constabulary. He was tried in September 1917 and then released.
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