Ireland's Solemn League and Covenant : a national pledge
|Main Creator:||Mansion House Conference (1918)|
Unanimous declaration to oppose the introduction of compulsory military conscription of Irish people by the British Government (relating to the Mansion House Conference held on Thursday, 18 April 1918). The pledge is surrounded by pictures of the Mansion House, Dublin and Maynooth College, Co. Kildare as well as members of the Roman Catholic clergy and politicians representing a number of political parties. His Eminence Cardinal Logue, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland; Éamon De Valera representing Sinn Féin; Arthur Griffith representing Sinn Féin; William O'Brien, Dublin, representing Irish Trade Union Congress; M. Egan, Cork; The Right Hon. Laurence O'Neill, the Lord Mayor who presided at the Mansion House Conference and was Ireland's envoy to Washington; Timothy M. Healy M.P. representing the All for Ireland League; William O'Brien, M.P. representing the All for Ireland League; Joseph Devlin M.P representing the Irish Parliamentary Party; John Dillon representing the Irish Parliamentary Party and His Grace The Most Rev. J. Walsh, Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland. Printed on verso: "Ireland's Solemn League and Covenant: a National Pledge. Denying the right of the British Government to enforce compulsory service on this country, we pledge ourselves solemnly to one another to resist conscription by the most effective means at our disposal.
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Dublin : Wilson, Hartnell & Co. for the Mansion House Conference, 1918.
Two copies of this item are held in the Department of Ephemera - EPH D96 formerly located at call number POL/1910-20/73 and EPH D96a formerly held at call number POL/1910-20/73a
Physical description: 1 sheet (double-sided,  pp.) ; b&w ill., ports., 32 x 25 cm..
Other title: Ireland and conscription
Other title: Ireland's Solemn League and Covenant : a National pledge.