Eamon de Valera, Election Banner, 1917


Banner, photo of Eamon de Valera in Irish Volunteers 1916 uniform in centre, mainly green, from 1917 byelection

This banner was paraded around Ennis during the East Clare by election of 1917, which saw de Valera win the seat vacated at the death of Major Willie Redmond on the western front.

It features an image of Eamon de Valera in his Irish Volunteers uniform, and is on display in the long-term exhibition.

The motif of the phoenix arising from the flames and the words ‘I arise to complete my task’ appear today on the banner of the Clare Champion newspaper.

Collection: De Valera Museum

Category: Emblem

2000.0117 (5429)