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Clare Museum acquires 1916 journal

A journal and autograph book that provides a unique insight into life and conditions at Frongoch prisoner of war camp, where an estimated 1,800 Irish participants of The Easter Rising were interned between June and December 1916, has been acquired at auction by Clare Museum. Belonging to IRA Volunteer and future Clare T.D. Patrick Brennan, from Meelick, the album features accounts of life in the North Wales camp, poetry in Irish and English, and coloured illustrations of the camp and its inhabitants. The journal is also autographed by many of the camp’s prisoners including Michael Collins and Richard Mulcahy, who would later become instrumental figures in the ensuing Irish War of Independence and the establishment of the Irish Free State. “Outside of the author’s historic connections with County Clare, this journal and autograph book is hugely important considering the upcoming centenary of the 1916 Rising and the significant influence of the Frongoch camp experience on the future leaders of the …

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Families strengthen links to 1916 Rising

Members of the public with family links to the 1916 Rising are invited to join and attend the 1916 Relatives Association special general meeting in Dublin on Sunday next. The 1916 Relatives Association was set up so that those who had family members who participated in the Rising would be informed about events planned for 2016 and, as much as is appropriate, be part of the preparations for and commemorations of the centenary. “We are an unfunded voluntary group with no affiliations to any political party,” said secretary, Una McNulty. The special meeting, which will take place on Sunday, at the Alexander Hotel on Fenian Street, Dublin 2, will commence with registration at 2pm and will continue until 5pm. Amongst the topics for discussion are 1916 Commemoration Plans, an update on the properties on Moore Street, the Irish Government’s update, Kilmainham Gaol 1916 antiques roadshow, the hosting of commemorative 2016 concerts and plays at Kilmainham Gaol. To contact the 1916 Relatives Association, email: …

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