CollectionAutograph Book of John Lennon/Maggie B. Corcoran
Collection DescriptionJohn Lennon was the eldest son of John and Mary Ann (née Browne) Lennon of Killeenmore , Killeigh, County Offaly. Not much is known of his political life, except that by the time he was 23, he was interned in Rath Camp, at The Curragh, County Kildare during the War of Independence in 1921 and again in Tintown Camp after the Civil War in 1923. When he was released he returned to Tullamore and worked in the family's public house in Harbour St, Tullamore, where he met his future wife, Margaret ('Maggie') Corcoran, who also worked at the premises. They married in 1933, but John died some years later in 1937 following a farming accident at the homeplace in Killeenmore. [Offaly Archives]
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ReferenceOCL P29

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The autograph book originally belonged to John Lennon, of Killeenmore, Killeigh, and Harbour St, Tullamore. He was an internee of the Rath Internment Camp at the Curragh (1921) and later of Tintown Camp (1923). The album contains many Laois/Offaly signatories. Later non-political entries dating from c. 1927 are by Maggie Corcoran (later Lennon) and her relatives and friends.

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AccessBy prior appointment
Date1921-1924; 1927-1933

Held in Offaly County Library. 

Repository NameOffaly Archives
AddressUnit 1F Axis Business Park Clara Road Tullamore Co Offaly
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