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Title: Typescript account by Fr. Piggott who gave spiritual aid to Rory O'Connor and Liam Mellows and he describes the final hours leading up to their executions.
Authors: Dublin Diocesan Archives
Keywords: Catholic Church and Revolutionary Period
Last Rites
Free State Executions
Issue Date: 1922
Description: Typescript letter headed "For Fr. Liam Martin" and annotated in pencil "Statement by Fr. John Piggott Army Chaplain 1922-1929". Fr. Piggott gave spiritual aid to Rory O'Connor and Liam Mellows and he describes in detail the final hours leading up to the executions. He aims to dispel what he describes as propaganda surrounding the help the men were given in their last hours, and whether they got the last rites.
Copyright: Reproduced by kind permission of the Dublin Diocesan Archives. Digital image by South Dublin Libraries, Local Studies. South Dublin Libraries do not own the copyright in this image. If you wish to reproduce this item, please contact the Diocesan Archives, Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3. Tel. 01 8379253, Email:
Appears in Collections:1922: Civil War
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