UCD Archives curates significant material across several collections concerning the aftermath of the 1916 Rising. Much of this material includes letters, diaries, secret communications, propaganda and other material concerning those who were imprisoned in Irish and British jails from May 1916 until the general amnesty of June 1917.
The June ‘Document of the Month’ is a typescript copy of Eamon de Valera’s account of conditions in HM Prison Dartmoor (P150/526), where he had been transferred following his initial imprisonment and court-martial in Dublin. He also recalls meeting Eoin MacNeill in Dartmoor in June 1916 and ensuring that MacNeill was accorded the respect he was due, despite his action in issuing the countermanding order calling off the Rising. This account was dictated by De Valera to Marie O’Kelly in 1959.
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