1916 Pass to visit Rebel Prisoners

1916 Pass to visit Rebel Prisoners

1916 Pass to visit Rebel PrisonersPass signed by Major J.W. Morel, Assistant Provost Marshal, Dublin.
CA/IR/1/2/3
1 May 1916
A cyclostyled and manuscript pass signed by Major J.W. Morel, Assistant Provost Marshal, Dublin, permitting Fr. Columbus Murphy OFM Cap. to ‘travel in the streets of Dublin on duty and to visit prisoners where allowed’. Stamped and dated. During the 1916 Rising Fr. Columbus, a Capuchin Friar from Church Street, played an important role in bringing about a cessation of the hostilities. The day after the surrender of the Four Courts garrison on 29 April there was still confusion in North King Street and in other locations as to whether this was a truce or a complete surrender. To clarify, Fr. Columbus went to the Four Courts in an effort to retrieve Padraig Pearse’s note which had led to the surrender of Commandant Ned Daly. He later negotiated with the British military to arrange a personal meeting with Pearse in Arbour Hill and brought a copy of the surrender order to Commandant Holohan at North Brunswick Street. Between 30 April and 4 May Fr.Columbus was called upon to minister to the prisoners in Kilmainham Jail prior to their executions.
WITH MANY THANKS TO :  Capuchin Archives, Ireland
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