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Éamonn Ó Modhráin 1881 – 1954 A Revolutionary Journey – Exhibition
Sunday 28th February, 2016 - Friday 18th March, 2016FREE
Kildare County Council Decade of Commemorations presents: Road to Rebellion – Éamonn O’Modhráin, Kildare and the 1916 Rising
The O’Modhráin Private Collection Revealed
Exhibition Launch and lecture on Éamonn O’Modhráin on Sunday 28th February
Lecture 8pm by Robert Doyle.
Discovered by chance by family member Robert Doyle, Athgarvan in 2010 while clearing out an attic, the O’Modhráin family’s documents and personal effects are a collection of historical items which give a unique insight into Irish nationalism at a local level. The majority of the documents which are on display for the first time, relate to Éamonn O’Modhráin, a prominent nationalist and republican in Co. Kildare.
Stored inside a large metal container were letters and postcards written by Éamonn O’Modhráin from Wakefield jail and Frongoch prison camp (1916), Mountjoy Jail during the War of Independence and Civil War years, and autograph books containing the names of many of his fellow prisoners.