Oglaigh na hEireann :
Irish Republican Army.
|Main Creator:||Irish Republican Army. Army Executive.|
An appeal issued by the Army Executive on behalf of the Irish Republican Army to the fellow citizens of the Irish Republic confident of victory and of maintaining Ireland's independence.
EPH C107 is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Oglaigh na hEireann = Irish Republican Army.
Proclamation signed by: Comdt. Gen. Liam Mellows, Jos. McKelvey, Seamus Robinson, Michael Kilroy, Thomas Deerig, Rory O' Connor, Earnan O' Maille, Sean Moylan, Frank Barrett, T. Barry, Col. Comdt., F. O' Faolain, Brig. Gen. J. O'Connor, Comdt. P. O' Rutiless th 28th June 1922.
First lines read:" The fateful hour has come. At the dictation of our hereditary enemy our rightful cause is being treacherously assailed by recreant irishmen. The crash of arms and the boom of artillery reverberate in this supreme test of the nation's destiny. Gallant soldiers of the Irish Republic stand rigorously firm in its defence and worthily uphold their noblest traditions".
Physical description: 1 broadside sheet ; 26 x 21 cm.