Vera McDonnell

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Members of Sinn Féin headquaters. 6 Harcourt St, October 1918.

Back row: (L-R) Séan Milroy, Robert Brennan.                                                  Second row: Diarmuid O'Hegarty, Michael Nunan, Dan McCarthy, Michael Collins, VERA MCDONNELL, Desmond Fitzgerald, Anna Fitsimmons, unidentified, Brain Fagan, Willie.

Front row: Joe Clarke, Barney Mellows, jenny Mason, Ita Hegarty, Seamus Kavangh, unidentified.

Photograph from Women of the Irish Revolution by Liz Gills

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Vera McDonnell

Viola, Vera and Evelyn McDonnell


Richard McDonnell - President of the Virginia Branch of the Gaelic League with Countess Markievicz.

(Richard was the father of my grandfather Ernest McDonnell.)

My grandfather Ernest McDonnell was captain of the volunteers in Virginia Co. Cavan.

He was arrested twice by the Black and Tans and imprisoned in Crumlin Road Jail in Belfast.

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