Republican Autograph Book
Republicans interned in Mountjoy and Dundalk Prisons in 1917 signed this autograph book. The prisoners were arrested under the Defence of the Realms Act under which a person could be imprisoned for flying a tricolour or drilling in a military manner. It contains the names of Republicans from Clare and elsewhere. This entry was made by Austin Brennan Captain, from Meelick Cross, County Clare. He was a member of A Company 1 Battalion Clare Brigade IRA. Austin Brennan was one of three Brennan brothers interned in Mountjoy at this time.