Thomas Whelan died for Ireland Mar. 14th 1921;
Dia trocaire ar a n-anam [God grant mercy on his soul].
|Main Creator:||Irish Republican Army|
Lithographic card featuring a black & white image of Thomas Whelan within a black frame with the following text printed underneath image: "Thomas Whelan died for Ireland Mar. 14th 1921". Featured behind this image of him [and printed in colour] are two tricolours, two bayonets and a soldiers' cap [this is located directly above his head in the b&w image underneath]. Underneath the image is featured a harp and a greyhound with the words "Dia trocaire ar a n-anam" printed in green font on scrolls. Whelan was arrested on 23 November 1920 and charged with the death by shooting of Captain Geoffrey Thomas Baggallay, the army prosecutor who had been a member of courts that sentenced I.R.A. volunteers to death under the Restoration of Order in Ireland Regulations. Despite eyewitness evidence that Whelan had been at Mass at the time the shooting took place, he was executed in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin on 14 March 1921.
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[Dublin ; Phoenix Press, Mountjoy Square, n.d., 1921].
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera; transfer from the National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar; originally part of Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection (NPA POLF).
Physical description: 1 postcard : b&w and col. lithographic print ; 9 x 14.1 cm.
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Reproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland.