Sinéad Ní Dheirg papers,

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Main Creator: Ní Dheirg, Sinéad, d. 1991
Contributors: Collins, Michael, 1890-1922
Notes:Physical description: 14 items.

Account in Michael Collins' hand of his capture and detention in Sligo Gaol,

1918 April 2 - 21.
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In Collection: Sinéad Ní Dheirg papers, 1918-1987
Description:Michael Collins gave this "diary" to Sinéad Ní Dheirg during one of the raids on one of Michael Collins' various offices and asked her to read it and then destroy or keep as she might judge. Sinéad Ní Dheirg née Mason was Collins' personal secretary from 1919 up until his death in 1922. Collins was arrested in Dublin on 2nd April 1918 for apparently making a speech in Legga, County Longford, inciting raiding for arms. After a hearing at Longford Courthouse, he was remanded in custody and spent 3 weeks in solitary confinement in Sligo Gaol, where he kept an account/diary of his time there.
Main Creator: Collins, Michael, 1890-1922
Extent:1 item (59 pages).
Call Number: MS 49,667/1 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights:Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.
Access Conditions:Not to be issued.