Sources & Resources: ‘Letters of 1916’ Project from Maynooth University

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HERE is a link to the ‘Letters of 1916’ Project from Maynooth University.

THIS for example is the last letter and will of Thomas MacDonagh

 

HERE is a letter from Éamon De Valera to his wife Sinéad

and THIS one is from Éamon De Valera to a family friend, 

at a time De Valera heard he was to be executed. 

It asks him to advise Sinéad about the children in the years to come.

Éamon De Valera’s death sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment.

Later De Valera was released in an amnesty.

 

Take a look. Use the search facility and you will find other memorable letters

and learn more about 1916 from people who were there.

 

 

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