Autograph manuscript letter from Eibhlín Ní Niocaill on headed paper "3 Kenilworth Terrace, Rathgar, Dublin" to a person called Frances [living outside of Ireland] wishing them a happy birthday;
1909 April 8
|Main Creator:||Ní Niocaill, Eibhlín; 1884-1909|
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Eibhlín Ní Niocaill who was also known as Evelyn [or sometimes Eveleen] Nicolls, was a well-known member of the Gaelic League who died not long after this letter was written [in a swimming accident while on the Blasket Islands after going to the aid of a son of the writer Tomás Ó Criomhthain]. Here she reports that she is the Hon. Secretary of the Dublin Féis Ceoil in 1909 and asks the person she is sending the letter to assist in fundraising for it - "I wonder do you know any Irish people yonder whom you could induce to give a shilling for the Feis?". She also remarks that "...a little Skeffington is expected in May. Somehow, it is hard to imagine a kiddie there, isn't it?". [This was Owen Sheehy-Skeffington, son of Hannah and Francis Sheehy-Skeffington]. She also remarks that she is "...writing the paper on "The Neglect of Nationality in Irish Education", asking "can you suggest any ideas?".
Physical description: 1; sheet
Purchased as part of a lot that includes the book "Poems by "Eva" of "The Nation"", the 2nd edition, revised and corrected by the author and published by M.H. Gill & Son Ltd., Dublin in 1909. This is at NLI Call No. LO 10377.
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|MS 49,445||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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