Letter from Seán T. Ó Ceallaigh to Hagan
Pontifical Irish College
Ó Ceallaigh, Seán T.
Hagan, John, 1873-1930
Typescript letter signed Seán T. (Ó Ceallaigh), Grand 1921 Hôtel, Paris (France), to Hagan, with thanks for his long letter which he has passed on to Cait. Asking whether the promised letter from high ecclesiastical quarters will indeed be written; it seems unlikely that 'that little man in the North is holding it up for reasons of his own'. 'His Grace' (Archbishop Mannix) was in a much lighter mood on returning from Rome; singing Hagan's praise; while the dinner for him was a success, the press coverage was less than satisfactory. The Times interview with 'Corinth' [Cerretti] seems to mean that the idea of any letter has been abandoned. Both he and Mannix hope that the recent interview from Westminster in the Chicago Tribune will not influence the wording of the letter as regards Dominion Home Rule. Derby visited Ireland and saw 'Armagh' and the president – because of some statements by (Logue) it seems that (DeValera) wrote him a very angry letter; Lloyd George was awaiting Derby's findings. Brief comments on Archbishop Walsh's death; Byrne will not have his amount of influence for a long time- Mannix's selection is unlikely; hoping Hagan's suggestion can be put into practice. He will send copies of a photograph. Asking his opinion of the new American cardinal- he does not seem to have much sympathy for their cause. It is good Michael (Curran) has been sent on a holiday. Stating he has urged the government repeatedly to send out a bishop as suggested to Hagan, dissuading them from sending the count; agreeing their friend from Roscrea would be an excellent choice. - For his information on the developments in America, enclosing holograph letter from Mary F. McWhorter, Hotel Whitcomb, Market Street, San Francisco, California (giving Chicago address) (U.S.A.), to O'Kelly. Giving a detailed picture of her and other Irish Americans' efforts to protest to Rome; Archbishop Mundelein assisted by corresponding with the hierarchy; Miss Mary MacSwiney has been a wonderful success; their association has grown exponentially and there will be a convention in Chicago in April; pressure will be brought on President Harding. Also, the National Committee for Relief in Ireland is doing good work; DeValera's and her own contributions to this and the use of advertisement in the picture houses to invite funds. In her talks she never failed to stress how important it would be to supply the volunteers 'with all the fighting material necessary - we need not bother further- they would soon clear Ireland of Black and Tans and Tommies...' Instead of the White Cross, they have a very successful Celtic Cross Association, sending money to Ireland weekly. She is touring the States giving speeches and holding meetings; explaining that she resigned from the F.[riends] O.[f] I.[rish] F.[reedom]. [24 March-28 April]
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Letter from from 'T.' [Seán T. Ó Ceallaigh] to Hagan Ó Ceallaigh, Seán T.; Hagan, John, 1873-1930; DigitalGeorgetown; Pontifical Irish College (1921-08-18)