15 April 2006

Historical items


Irish History on the Auction Block

April 9, 2006

Fonsie Mealy, managing director of Mealy's Auctioneers in Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, tells Liane Hansen about the auction. (audio link onsite)

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"A Card for Emmet Clarke

A hand-painted New Year greeting card made for Emmet Clarke (youngest son of Tom Clarke) made in January 1919. The verse reads: 'A happy New Year/ To you so free / From us in jail / Across the sea.'"


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A photograph taken at a reunion -- probably in 1936 -- of volunteers who served in the 1916 Easter Rising."

Photos provided by Mealys.com. More onsite.

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