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  • IMAGE FROM OUTSIDE MOUNTJOY AT KEVIN BARRY’S EXECUTION AT LIMERICK AUCTION

    A photo from the Topical Press Agency of people praying outside Mountjoy Prison on the November morning in 1920 when Kevin Barry was executed. UPDATE: THIS MADE 340

    A press photograph of a crowd of people praying outside Mountjoy Prison in Dublin for Kevin Barry in November 1920 is a feature lot at the next sale at Limerick Auction Rooms on April 24.  The historic press photograph, complete with typed caption on the back, is headed: Dramatic Scenes at Irish Execution:  Kevin Barry, the 18 year old medical student, was hanged at Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, yesterday.  Dramatic scenes were witnessed outside the prison.  As early as 7 o clock a crowd of over 5,000 recited prayers for the dating.  When the death bell tolled the Rosary was recited in Irish.  Photo shows:  Daughters of Erin some of them wearing green uniforms reciting the Rosary in Irish outside the prison yesterday morning. The photo is estimated at 500-1,000.

    There are a number of press photographs of everything from fighting in Dublin, snipers at work near the Gresham Hotel, Republican troops guarding the courthouse in Sligo to prevent a meeting of Free State troops, the burning of the Customs House and men and women praying outside Pentonville Prison in London.
    There is a 1667 Charles II Ireland document on vellum with a lease from the Duke of Ormond to Thomas Brightwell totaling 2,400 acres in seven towns and villages in Co. Waterford.  There is a painted portrait of the king and an almost complete seal. (Click on any image to enlarge it).

    The image of Charles II on the ancient Irish lease.  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 5,500.

    The caption on the reverse of the Kevin Barry photograph.

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