Field Telephone, IRA Field Telephone, c1920
IRA Field Telephone, with receiver attached to the battery
This field telephone was sent from headquarters in Dublin with other equipment to be used in the tapping of telephone lines between military and police by Peadar Clancy during the Irish War of Independence.
A label from the de Valera library and museum indicates that this field telephone was sent from headquarters in Dublin by Peadar Clancy, with other equipment, to be used in the tapping of messages between military and police on the instructions of Michael Collins during the War of Independence.
It was originally part of the collection at the Ennis Museum in Bindon Street, Ennis, which opened in August 1965. The donor is given as Patrick Hannon (Snr), Glenview, Ardsollus, Quin.
Collection: De Valera Museum
Category: Communication Equipment