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 Seán O Murnáin (John Murnane), of the 1st Battalion, Clare Brigade, IRA and dated 19/10/17.

Ref: 2005.185.3

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:  2005.185.3