Mss.31.107a and Mss.31.107b Postcard: Concentration camp, Frongoch. Date Unknown.
A black and white photograph of the concentration camp in Frongoch, Wales. The back of postcard remains blank.
Mss.31.9a and Mss.31.9b Postcard: The Pieta, Long Tower Church, Londonderry – 26 July 1916
A coloured postcard depicting The Pieta Tower Church, Derry.
Sent by Seamus Cavanagh from Frongoch prison camp in Wales. The text reads: Dear Shemus, excuse me for not writing sooner but I expected you home long ago. All well at home hope you are the same. Five of the boys are here, but we want to see you all. Addressed to Michael Wray 37 Waterloo Place, Derry. Remark, Micky Wray Lecky Road appears as a volunteer in Liam Brady’s account.
Mss.31.8a and Mss.31.8b Postcard: Shamrock with photographs of three Enniscorthy leaders – May 1916
A commemoration postcard of the Enniscorthy leaders. Each of the leaders profiles are depicted on the leaves of a shamrock. The text around the shamrock states, ‘Irish Rebellion May 1916, Capt. James Rafter, John Etchingham and Capt. Brennan. Enniscorthy leaders sentenced to death: sentence commuted to Five Years’ Penal Servitude.’
Mss.31.11a and Mss.31.11b Postcard: Pat having a quiet draw – 19 July 1916
This postcard displays a colourful image of a man sitting on a barrel with a pipe in his month. The caption reads, ‘Pat having a quiet draw.’ Sent to James Kavanagh from his wife S. Kavanagh while he was a prisoner at Frongoch in Wales. ‘Postmark Londonderry 1.30pm 19 July 16. Dear Husband (hope you got the other parcel I sent) Just a line to let you know we are all in best of health hoping you are enjoying the same blessing I think it very odd to hear so little from you but I suppose you cannot help it all? I am not as bad as other Doherty’s have had no news for two weeks if I was that long I think it terrible with best love from your loving wife and children. S. Kavanagh.an. Enniscorthy leaders sentenced to death: sentence commuted to Five Years’ Penal Servitude.’
Mss.31.12a and Mss.31.12b Postcard: Irish Street Merchant – 19 July 1916
Image of an Irish street merchant selling an assortment of vegetables; the women is depicted smoking her pipe. Postcard caption reads, ‘Irish street merchant having a quiet smoke.’ Back of postcard reads, ‘Dear husband, just a few lines hope you get these pipes alright this time that they don’t get broke, don’t be taken a notion of these young girls Seamus says you get many raisons in your bread. I might give him some of them to eat well I wish you all sorts of joy eating it but I would rather be beside you and making the tea for you from your own we girl S. Kavanagh. (This may have been sent in a parcel as it is not addressed/postmarked.)
Mss.31.13a and Mss.31.13b Postcard: Girl with red ribbon in bonnet – 7 June 1916
Postcard of a drawing which depicts a young girl wearing silk ribbons, whilst holding a bunch of grapes. Addressed to Domhnall ó’Caomhanaigh 17 Alexandra Pl. Derry, Ireland. The text reads, ‘A Dhomhnaill, glad to know you are a good boy, tell your mother that athair is alright. Le grádh ó Do Athair. Sent from Lewes Detention Barrack stamp.
Mss.31.16a and Mss.31.16b Postcard: Lewes: The Castle yard – 15 June 1916
A black and white postcard of the Castle Yard at Lewes. Note the cannon in the bottom right corner, and at the top left corner a church tower. Captioned, ‘46746 Lewes: Castle yard. Postcard addressed to Seamus Art ó Caomhanaigh 17 Alexandra Pl. Derry, Ireland. ‘A Sheamuis, a??? “Would you like the gun on this card? If you are a good boy I’ll take it home to you. Do Athair.’
Mss.31.17a and Mss. 31.17b Postcard: Lewes: The Castle from Barbican – 11 June 1916
A black and white photograph of Lewes Castle. Caption reads: ‘33876 Lewes: The Castle from barbican.’ Addressed to Mrs S O Cavanagh 17 Alexandra Pl. Derry, Ireland. the text reads: ‘A Bhean dílis received your letter of 8th probably when you get this I’ll be with the other Derry boys- in Wales- and the Welsh being Celts we must stay some little time with them- friendly visit. Le Grádh Seamus.
Mss.31.25a and Mss.31.25b Postcard: In the Auld Days at Donnybrook Fair – 10 July 1916
Postcard depicts a jovial scene of a man and woman dancing to traditional music at Donnybrook fair. Captioned, ‘in the auld days at Donnybrook Fair.’ Wrote in pencil above is ‘you and me dancing, John Carey.’ Postcard addressed to Mr James Kavanagh Irish Prisoner of War, 1596 Frongoch Camp North Wales. ‘This is what the station will be like when you are back don’t you think you and I could take a step with them yet we are getting in good from for dancing. From your little wife, Sarah Kavanagh
Mss.31.29a and Mss.31.29b Postcard: Cat – Date Unknown
Illustration of a cat wearing boxing gloves and preparing to fight. Hand written at the top is, ‘the school…’ Postcard addressed to Seamus O’Caomhanaigh 17 Alexandra Pl Derry, Ireland. ‘A Sheamuis, You must be a good boy & don’t “bust” going or coming from school or I’ll send this fellow to take you away –Le Grádh. Ó do Athair‘. Stamped Detention Barracks Lewes.