Recent Acquisitions

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.

Ref: 2005.185.2

Mountjoy Prison
Irish War of Independence
The War of Independence: Memoirs of Andrew O'Donoghue, Ex Commander, 5th Batallion, Mid-Clare Brigade
Defence of the Realm Act

Republican Autograph Book, Ref:  2005.185.1