Republican autograph album compiled in Mountjoy Prison by Patrick O'Connor, accompanied by four newspaper cuttings about him in the aftermath of his death and a printed poem "Kevin Barry" by Brian O'Higgins,
|Main Creator:||O'Connor, Patrick J., d. 1934|
Includes poems, verse quotations and messages with the signatures of Republican prisoners held in Mountjoy Prison in 1923. Also includes an illustration by prisoner George Gilmore.
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts|
Patrick O'Connor from Causeway, Co. Kerry served as a Commandant with the 2nd [Ardfert] Battalion, Kerry No.1 Brigade of the I.R.A. He was arrested in October 1922 and court-martialed in Ballymullen Barracks, Tralee. The death sentence initially imposed on him was commuted to five years penal servitude. He was imprisoned in Portobello Barracks then moved to Mountjoy Prison and from there to Harepark Internment Camp [from where he was released in 1924]. He subsequently emigrated to Australia where he died in Adelaide in March 1934. His remains were sent back to Causeway to be buried.
Inscribed in blue ink on title page "P.J. O'Connor".
Physical description: 1 volume : 12.5 x 10.2 cm.
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|MS 49,385||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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