Letter from Seán T. Ó Ceallaigh to Hagan
Pontifical Irish College
Ó Ceallaigh, Seán T.
Hagan, John, 1873-1930
Holograph letter from Seán T.(Ó Ceallaigh), The George Hotel Ltd., Buchanan Street, Glasgow C.1 (Scotland), to Hagan, in thanks for his interesting letter. Commenting on the changes in Hagan's favour at the Royal Academy, but agreeing that people could veer as easily the other way again. He heard that 'Cove' [Bishop Browne of Cloyne]'s proposal was postponed for a year. Then commenting on the rumour about T.(izi) and the 'Protestant' lady; some people will stoop very low; he must have been dragged in because he is so loyal. It will be hard to find testimonies to the origin of the fable; the P.(resident) of the Ex(ecutive) Council no doubt covered his tracks well. Then stating that while Sinn Fein do not meet with much success in kindling opposition to (Fianna Fáil) they could still hamper them considerably if nominating candidates. Mrs. Skeffington quoted a Sinn Fein-follower as expressing glee over the army's attacks on police barracks and their results since it would work against Fianna Fáil. Ó Ceallaigh believing on the contrary that the shootings will eventually defeat the objects of Sceilg and Company; the 'A.' [Army] leaders realise they acted against most of their followers, including many prisoners who have repudiated the acts. Those responsible may be more amenable to finding an agreement with the elements of (Sinn Fein) led by A.OC [O'Connor]; Ó Ceallaigh hopes to play his role in this. The government missed their chance last week of calling elections; any value that the raids may have meant for it will be lost if they postpone them until spring. Then expressing his favourable surprise over the attendance and enthusiasm witnessed at the (Fianna Fáil) convention. The media reported reasonably accurately. Proceedings were businesslike and decisions reached should win the party a good following. First monies arrived from the States; one-hundred thousand dollars should be possible. They agreed to pay D. (DeValera) £ 600 per annum; he must have survived with a friend's help since the breakup. Glad that Hagan had not pinned his hopes on Michael (J. Curran)'s success. It seems Dr. S.(heehan) does not return and is therefore not meant for Braganza House. Cáit is a little better; P.T. (Keohane)'s event already took place. At present Ó Ceallaigh prepares a speaking tour for (DeValera) and tickets are already selling very well. Adding their regards for the General (Magennis).
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