Buttons from Micheal O’Hanrahan's uniform

On the night of 3rd May, Eily and Áine O’Hanrahan were summoned to Kilmainham Jail to see their brother, Michael, before his execution. These buttons, from Michael’s uniform tunic, were given by him to his sisters in his cell during their last moments together. They later had the

O'Hanrahan, Michael (Ó hAnnracháin, Micheál) (1877–1916) | O'Hanrahan, Eily | Curated Collection--Leaders of the Rising

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Portrait of Kathleen Clarke and her sons

Group portrait of Kathleen Clarke in mourning clothes and her sons John Daly Clarke, Tom Clarke and Emmet Clarke, taken in the aftermath of the execution of her husband Tom Clarke in 1916

Clarke, Thomas James (‘Tom’) (1858–1916) | Ireland--History--Easter Rising, 1916 | Curated Collection--Leaders of the Rising

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Letter from Sir John Maxwell to Mrs. Lillie Connolly

Letter from Sir John Maxwell to Mrs. Lillie Connolly [widow of James Connolly] regarding her attempts to retrieve her husband's personal affects.

Maxwell, Sir John Grenfell (1859–1929) | Curated Collection--Leaders of the Rising | Curated Collection--Women and the Rising

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Portraits 1916 - Min Ryan

Mary Josephine ('Min') Ryan was the sweetheart of Seán MacDiarmada, leader and signatory of the Proclamation. On the eve of his execution Min and her younger sister Phyllis went to see Seán in Kilmainham Gaol. Despite the fact that they would never see each other again, Seán’s mo

Ireland--History--Easter Rising, 1916 | Curated Collection--Women and the Rising | Curated Collection--Leaders of the Rising

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McDonagh family portrait

Donagh MacDonagh lying on cushion on sofa with Muriel Gifford MacDonagh and Thomas MacDonagh seated on either side of him and looking down at him]

MacDonagh, Thomas (1878–1916) | MacDonagh, Donagh (1912–68) | Gifford MacDonagh, Muriel Enid (1884–1917)

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Draft will of Joseph Mary Plunkett

Letter from Joseph Mary Plunkett to Grace Gifford written from Richmond Barracks informing her that he has no idea what the British intend to do with him and asking her to marry him.

Plunkett, Joseph Mary (1887–1916) | Gifford, Grace (Evelyn) (1888–1955) | Ireland--History--Easter Rising, 1916

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Letter from Joseph Mary Plunkett to Grace Gifford

Letter from Joseph Mary Plunkett to Grace Gifford written from Moore Street during the Easter Rising, expressing his love for her and wishing her to have everything that belongs to him.

Plunkett, Joseph Mary (1887–1916) | Gifford, Grace (Evelyn) (1888–1955) | Ireland--History--Easter Rising, 1916

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