Remembering 1916

Fr John G. O'Reilly (standing, left) and Fr Edward J. Byrne (seated, second left), two of the priests of St Mary's Pro-Cathedral at the time of the 1916 Rising.

Original copy of the 'Irish War News' Vol. 1, No. 1. This was written by Patrick Pearse and printed in Halston Street.

A military order states that Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra is to be isolated from all communications. This order was printed and ready for distribution some weeks before the Rising.

Letter from General Maxwell to Archbishop Walsh, thanking the Catholic clergy for their services during the Rising.

Travel pass issued to Fr Edward Byrne of the Pro-Cathedral. Fr Byrne was appointed as Archbishop of Dublin in 1921.

Letter from Mabel Fitzgerald (mother of future Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald) to Archbishop Walsh, informing him of the poor treatment of prisoners of both sexes.

Letter from W. Chase to Archbishop Walsh informing him of the ill treatment of prisoners in Knutsford Detention barracks which is negatively affecting their health.

Letter from L. Keegan Gun and Rifle Maker to Archbishop Walsh, seeking compensation for the weapons stolen by the Volunteers and valued at £692.

Copy of the 'Irish Volunteer' Vol. 2, No. 72, April 22nd 1916.

St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street