Autograph book belonging to Padraig Brennan, Illustrated in parts, Frongoch internment camp, 1916
Autograph book belonging to Padraig Brennan, Illustrated in parts by Cathal MacDubhghall, used in Frongoch Internment Camp in late 1916. Contains poems, signatures and political slogans. Also illustrations of the camp and of a proposed cap badge for the Clare Volunteers; early reference to Fianna Fáil as the name of the Irish Volunteers; a poem by Michael Collins titled “Executed 1916”. Contains the following names: Patrick Brennan, Christy Carberry, Cathal MacDubhghaill, Jeremiah Joseph O’Leary, Bob Price, Gearóid O’Sullivan, H H Cahill, James Layng, Jack Killgallon, John ‘Jack’ Plunkett, Liam Rahilly, J B O’Driscoll, James Haverty, John P Faller, John J Murphy, Sean McLoughlin, Thomas Pugh, Peadar O’Bryan, Stephen Jordan, Robert Haskin, Sean McMahon, Francis Scullin, Joe Tallon, Michael F Lynch, Liam O’Briain, Joseph McLinn, Eamon Morkan, Joe Good, Patrick Walsh, Eamon Waldron, Jimmie Mulkerns, William J Brennan Whitmore, John J Scollan, William Sears, Domhnall Ua Buachalla, Eamon T Dore, John Kevi O’Reilly, Seamus O Maileoin, James McDonnell, Tim Ring, Jeremiah Purcell, Michael Collins, James J Hunter, Richard Mulcahy, Con Collins, Sean McGarry, James Walsh, Michael Murphy, Seosamh O Chochlainn..
A detailed guide to this autograph book and its signatories can be found here: https://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/claremuseum/projects/patrick_brennan_autograph_book_guide.pdf