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Thomas Francis Meagher memories of Waterford

After an absence from Ireland Thomas Francis Meagher wrote his impressions on returning to his home city. One I read during the week was an account of the City and County Club ( site of the present Tower hotel). In this piece … Continue reading

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Thomas Francis Meagher @ the Waterford Meuseum

In preparation for the 1848 tricolour celebration I recently visited the Waterford museum of treasures. Donnacha at the museum was a great help and the team there are excited about our event in March.   Pictured above is Thomas Francis Meagher ornate club … Continue reading

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Thomas Francis Meagher speech from the dock

After the failed uprising of 1848 Thomas Francis Meagher was tried for sedition and sentenced to be hung, drawn and quatered. At his trial Meagher delivered the now famous speech from the dock “My lords, it is my intention to … Continue reading

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Thomas Francis Meagher Last Letter in Ireland

On the 9th of July whilst awaiting deportation Thomas Francis Meagher penned a letter to his friend John Leonard. “ As I told you in one of my previous letters, the recollection of the days I spent in Paris, In … Continue reading

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