Letter from Seán T. Ó Ceallaigh to Hagan
Pontifical Irish College
Ó Ceallaigh, Seán T.
Hagan, John, 1873-1930
Typescript letter with handwritten addition signed Seán T. (Ó Ceallaigh), Cumann na Poblachta/ Irish Republican Headquarters, 3 East 42nd Street, New York (United States of America), to Hagan. Glad that Hagan takes such a positive view of recent happenings. Complaining that he is not being informed officially of important developments at home; most notably the recent defeat of Dev(alera) and Art O'Connor's appointment- for nine days he did not know that the Irish republic elected a new president. He found P.T.K.(eohane)'s opinions very interesting. Regretting DeValera did not go about forming a new party a year ago, to better counter the partition proposals. Illustrating that the public feeling in America is very much in favour of DeValera; the recent demonstrations commemorating the Easter Rising- not organised by Ó Ceallaigh- were of a very enthusiastic character. 'There is always applause to be had by mention of Dev's name by speakers here, but this demonstration...was something very different..., and those who took part in it evidently had a very special reason for giving vent to their ...feelings.' At the same time, the A.A.R.I.R. (American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic) might not be all behind DeValera's new programme. The Clan, while inclined towards DeValera, will in everything stand behind the I.R.A. which means that they will not back any organisation headed by O'Flanagan or Sceilg. He himself hopes to leave by June. He will meet Armagh (Cardinal O'Donnell) but hopes not to meet Cashel (Archbishop Harty) at the same time; promising support to Curran where he can. Glad that Hagan liked the article in the Irish World; noting his information about 'Jones' and the correspondent of the Catholic News Service and Monsignor Marchetti. Pleased about Ernie O'Malley's improvement; his views are of great interest since they are both representatives of Dublin North. Stating that many in America regret Lord Ashbourn's sister did not make a cleaner job of the attack on Mussolini. Planning to see Hagan in the new College. Enclosing cutting from New York Times of the same day on Cardinal Cerretti's legateship in Chicago. On new cardinal appointments, observing that while Monsignor 'M.S.'[...] is mentioned, Archbishop Mannix is not; some republicans who are more on O'Flanagan's side blame Mannix for having influenced DeValera. The Irish World has just pledged loyalty to the latter.
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