Sinn Féin 3 Lower Abbey Street Dublin :
in light of to-day's uprising of militant Republicanism in British occupied Ireland, Sinn Féin feel it imperative that the following statement be issued to the Irish people... /
Máire Ní Gabhann, Miceal Treinfir [Michael Traynor].
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Handbill issued Máire Ní Gabhann and Miceal Treinfir Runaidhthe [Michael Traynor General Secretary] of Sinn Féin announcing the commencement of 'The Border Campaign' - 'Irish men have again risen in armed revolt against British aggression in Ireland'. This handbill was included in letters addressed to 'An Runai, Gach Cumann' [The Secretary, Each Branch] of Sinn Féin asking that the contents of this handbill should be read out after every Mass 'in your area' on 16 December 1956. 'The Border Campaign' was launched by the I.R.A. on 12 December 1956 and officially ended on 26 February 1962. Devised by Seán Cronin and codenamed 'Operation Harvest', it began in the early hours of 12 December 1956 with attacks on a number of targets north of the border - a BBC relay transmitter was bombed in Derry, a courthouse was burned in Magherafelt and a half-built army barracks in Enniskillen was blown up. The aim of the campaign was to end partition and establish a thirty-two county republic.
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[Dublin : Sinn Féin, December 1956].
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 sheet ; 21.5 x 19.1 cm.
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