|The O'Rahilly Papers
Contains material relating to Nannie O'Rahilly (nee Brown), including letters from her mother, Mary Brown, correspondence with her sisters-in-law Anna Rahilly and Nell Humphries on family matters, and letters of condolence on the death of her husband (1916). Also her Gaelic League membership card, application form for membership of Cumann na mBan, and documentation and letters from Countess Markievicz, Mary Colum, Louise Gavan Duffy, Una Ní Ríain and others on the organisation; also miscellaneous correspondence of Nannie and related material, 1916-1953 and letters from Aodhogan O'Rahilly to his mother.
On opposition to the 1911 royal visit, the collection includes letters from Clara Smith, Helena Ní Mhaoldhomnaigh (Women's Anti-Welcome Committee), Countess Markievicz; also her design for a postcard and recollections of the campaign, and letter from Síle O'Donoghue with words of a ballad on the subject; also correspondence from Neilí Ní Bhriain on the Gaelic League and on Irish lettering.
On the Irish Volunteers, a letter from Mary MacSwiney reporting opposition to the movement in Cork, and hoping it will be possible to 'draw to our side the educated and monied people who are rather holding aloof'; also correspondence from Mary Spring Rice on Limerick City Volunteers, mentioning that a cousin has offered to make a Volunteer flag and enquiring about the design; also from Miss Mallt Williams, South Wales. Material on Howth gun-running includes letters, some in Irish, to O'Rahilly from Mary Spring Rice, mentioning contacts with arms dealers and arranging meetings between herself, O'Rahilly, Eoin MacNeill, Roger Casement and Erskine Childers; also correspondence from Mary and Arthur Jennings on arrangements for the transport and landing of arms, and letter from Dick Humphries to Nannie O'Rahilly, describing the landing of arms at Howth and the shooting in Bachelor's Walk.
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|James Joyce Library UCD Belfield Dublin 4
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