CollectionO'Rahilly Papers

Includes statements on damages to private property and threats issued to individuals during the Irish Troubles given to the Irish White Cross, for example:

Statement from Margaret Coughlan, 12 January 1921
Margaret Donovan, 7 January 1921, who, living over a shop cum bar, on the night of 23 December 1920 `heard a knocking at the door. I went down stairs and opened the door, a military party of 10 under the charge of an officer of the Staffordshire Regiment, came into the premises. ... When the officer had completed his search I accompanied him down stairs and found the bar premises looted.

Includes a letter to Miss MacCarthy from Michael Cummins from Cork Male Prison, no date, declaring 'I am greatly indebted to you for having caused my case to be made public and only hope that my statement will have the desired effect in whatever way you wish'; an account follows of his removal to prison and the violent treatment he experienced from the soldiers.

Also includes a letter to Mrs Alfred O'Rahilly relating to the internment of her husband on Spike island from the secretary of The Commission of Inquiry into the Resources and Industries of Ireland, 10 August 1921.

AccessBy prior appointment
Repository NameUCC Special Collections & Archives
AddressSpecial Collections & Archives Q-1 Boole Library University College Cork Cork City
EircodeT12 ND89
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