Letter from M.J. Curran to Hagan
Pontifical Irish College
Curran, Michael J.
Hagan, John, 1873-1930
Holograph letter from M.J. Curran, Knock Abbey,County Louth, to Hagan, expressing sorrow for O'Riordan's death: 'he has done much for the academic life of the College, developed the increase in numbers (and) earned with you a very widespread appreciation for the splendid assertion of Irish nationality in Rome that the occasion of the war so emphasised (and) made so vital'. Asking not to send transcripts unless he can avoid censorship through the Italian authorities; asking to have Fr. Woulfe's transcript calendar copied in Rome; hoping to further involve Faire in the work. Stating that Fr. Canice did Troyan work for Hagan. Dempsey will return to Rome for the term that 'Canea' chooses. Observing that when Fogarty applied for a prelacy for Hogan that it was eventually granted through Dublin, not Rome. Telling him that the elections need not be worried about; they are in a weaker constituency but otherwise Sinn Fein is strong; sketching the problems between Labour and Sinn Fein who share some ideology and some rank and file. Expressing regret over his notaries using an epithet for O'Riordan without justification, but with reference to a letter from Hagan. Then commenting at length on reports of 'P.D.' and 'O'Donnell' having spoken against Hagan; Curran believes from P.D.'s general support for Hagan that a misrepresentation occurred - the contemptible 'harriers' at Clonliffe may be behind this as they were also 'at the bottom of the cabal against you a year or two ago'. Of O'Donnell he knows only that he did denounce the rector about the dismissal of Rory O'Moore but that he was aware of Hagan's poor health at the time. Along the same lines, agreeing with Hagan's poor opinion of 'FitzG' who is under the influence of the same men; observing that Waters 'has lost his head in matters political' with a 'coterie of admiring nobodies' around him. Promising to find out from P.D. how matters stand. Reassuring Hagan that the malevolence will not do much harm, that Dr. Hickey is not one of the 'harriers' but that he opposes them strongly, and that Hagan has no supporter stronger than Ned Byrne. Finally mentioning the archbishop's complete recovery.
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Is Part Of
The Papers of John Hagan (1904-1930)