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Copy of a deposition by Seán MacEntee detailing what led to his re-arrest on 6th August 1917,

undated [ca. 1917]

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In Collection: Correspondence relating to the trial and release of Seán MacEntee, 1916-1917;
Description: MacEntee writes that at a reception banquet at the train station in Drogheda to meet him and celebrate his release there was a procession of several hundred men carrying Sinn Féin flags led by pipers in Gaelic costume. MacEntee gave a speech at a meeting held outside the Mayoralty Rooms which was seen as incendairy by those policemen who were present at the time and was subsequently arrested [he says that he appealed to the women of Drogheda to be prepared to make sacrifices for the national cause; the police claimed he urged the men to re-organise the Volunteers and to the women of Drogheda to assist the men in re-building the organisation; he claims he quoted from a Scottish poet James Barber while addressing the meeting and he says the police misquoted him incorrectly in their deposition].
Main Creator: MacEntee, Seán, 1889-1984
Language: English
Extent: 1 item (3 pages).
Format: MANUSCRIPT
Call Number: MS 49,501/3 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland.