Address of "welcome" to his Britannic majesty's governor general of 4,000,000 unwilling Irish subjects James MacNeill on this, the day of your official entry into Dublin as His Britannic Majesty's Governor General for “Southern Ireland”. /
issued by Ghosts [Cumann na mBan].
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Cumann na mBan handbill, black font on buff paper, featuring the date '1169' [on left] and '1928' [on right] at top of sheet with a skull and cross bones in the centre above the title. Anti-free state handbill, seeking the withdrawal of James MacNeill, [brother of Eoin MacNeill] the second Governor-General of the Irish Free State who had just taken up office - "That you may be the Last [this word in bold font] is not merely our fervant prayer, but our express determination". References abound to former representatives of the British state in Ireland - Strongbow, Poynings, Perrott, Mountjoy, Carew, Cromwell, Castlereagh, Foster, Sir John French and Timothy Healy and refers to the shooting of Timothy Coughlan [at Woodpark Lodge, Dartry Road on 28 January, 1928, later subject to tribunal of inquiry]. Ends with a quotation from Padraic Pearse - "Beware of the thing that is coming, Beware of the risen people, Did ye think to conquer the people, or that Law is stronger than life and man's desire to be free? We will try it out with you, Ye that have harried and held, Ye that have Cullied and Cribbed, Tyrants. Hypocrits, Liars". (Pearse).
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[Dublin ; Cumann na mBan, 29 Dawson St., n.d., 1928]
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 handbill ; 31.2 x 16.2 cm.
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