Terence MacSwiney L.Mayor Files Descriptive List (Ref. PR4)

PR4/6/ (FILE 6 )

writing. Written in French. 4 May 1920


9 Covering letter to Art O’Gríobhtha (Arthur Griffith, Acting President Dáil Éireann) enclosing copies of Cork Corporation's Resolution. (No enclosures) 8 May 1920 1p 10 Initialled copy letter from MacSwiney to D.(Denis)M. Downing, Monalahy, Grenagh, replying to his complaints about ill treatment by local parishioners for failing to recognise Easter Monday as a national holiday in commemoration of Easter 1916. Notes that although a General Order was never formally issued the parishioners have the authority of Sinn Féin to make this decision and that Father Carroll had announced this intention at Mass therefore Downing as 'a late opponent' should have complied in a friendly manner. 10 May 1920 3pp 11 Initialled copy letter from MacSwiney to Father Carroll explaining his inquiry into complaints of ill-treatment by Downing (Denis M. Downing, Monalahy, Grenagh). Notes that the inquiry was necessary in order to prove to 'late opponents' the just attitude of the Irish Government but that the parish was quite within its rights to declare Easter Monday a national holiday and that he had written to Downing on the subject. 10 May 1920 2pp 12 Amended signed copy letter from MacSwiney to Pope Benedict XV regarding the resolution supporting the beatification of Saint Oliver Plunkett imprisoned and executed by English forces 239 years ago. Emphasises the importance of faith in Ireland and implores the prayers of his Holiness. Written in French. 14-17 May 1920 3pp See also PR4/5/26 13 MS letter by MacSwiney detailing Cork Corporation's resolution supporting the proposed beatification of Oliver Plunkett imprisoned and executed by English forces 239 years ago. Written in French. 17 May 1920 See also PR4/6/12 14 Copy letter to MacSwiney from P. Ducreux, Departmental Head of Information Economic and Financial Studies, Municipal Council of Paris thanking Mac Swiney for his information on the Port of Cork and its administration. Written in

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