The O’Modhráin Private Collection Revealed
Exhibition Launch and lecture on Éamonn O’Modhráin on 28th February,
Lecture 7.30 (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.