Account of a Meeting at the Irish College to Welcome Mannix
Pontifical Irish College
Hagan, John, 1873-1930
Handwritten account by [...] of a meeting at the Irish College 'on Sunday last' to welcome Archbishop Mannix, with some blank spaces. The celebrations consisted of a concert, songs (including the Soldier's Song), a speech given by Fr. Eric Fair D.D. (as 1921/167) and the reply by Mannix – summarising parts. Fragmented guest list. – Mannix thanks the assembly, speaks in tones of hope and determination for Ireland's achieving 'absolute (and) complete independence', countering accusations against him as a disturber of the peace where he was merely seeking justice. Pointing to the good sign of the students welcoming him in Irish; to President DeValera saying that God owes some- thing to Ireland and will one day stand by his own. The only gang of murderers in Ireland were those sent by the government; these are up against 'an infuriated (and) exasperated nation' – the coming generation would curse the present one if they were to hand in their guns or otherwise reach an unworthy compromise with Lloyd George. Praising DeValera and Dáil Éireann. [post Easter Sunday, 27 March 1921]
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