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Letter from Éamonn Duggan addresses to his family and written during the Easter Rising,

1916 Apr 25.

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In Collection: Éamonn Duggan Papers, 1913-1968.
Description: Duggan's letter, which he addressed to 'The whole damn family', was written on Tuesday [25 April 1916], most probably from Fr. Mathew Hall where he fought for much of the Easter Rising. He writes of how he and his fellow Volunteers are being 'treated like princes' by the nuns in neighbouring convent, their taking prisoners, building barricades ('The French Revolution was nothing to the appearance of this place') and receiving help from local children. He also refers to morale among his comrades, hearing rumours of a German landing in Kerry, news of the death of Sean Connolly and his opinion that the British Army are unequal to the task of quelling the rebellion. He directs that the note should be also sent to his fiancée May Kavangh. He signs himself 'Edmund'. The Duggan family's home address is written on the verso of the last page.
Main Creator: Duggan, Éamonn, 1874-1936
Language: English
Extent: 8 pages.
Format: MANUSCRIPT
Call Number: ms 49,835/2/1 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.