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Postcard sent from Mary Mackey to her mother from Wales. Mary's brothers Michael and Lawrence were members of the Irish Volunteers and were involved in the fighting at the GPO during the Rising. Both were taken prisoner and interned in Frongoch. The postcard was sent when Mary visited the brothers in prison. In later years the brothers took opposite sides in the Civil War.
Censors in Frongoch attempted to destroy the message on the postcard but some text can still be read, including the quote 'The boys are in great spirits'.
The image on the front of the postcard is accompanied by the text 'Courthouse ... 29'.
The date appears to read '5-6-16', though the donor confirmed it was sent on the fifteenth.
Item donated by Mary Mackey's granddaughter.