By Terry Fagan.
From Capuchin Archives:
Letter from T. Martin to Fr. Aloysius Travers OFM Cap., enclosing 1916 Rising artefacts 8 May 1916.
Letter from T. Martin, 12 Trinity Street, Dublin, to Fr. Aloysius Travers OFM Cap., enclosing an Irish Volunteer button. One is in brass with a harp decoration. Also enclosed is a uniform badge: I.V. (Irish Volunteers) with green enamel inlay, initials and central harp, the reverse stamped ‘P. Quinn & Co., Belfast’. The letter informed Fr. Aloysius that ‘in searching among the ruins of GPO I found the enclosed. I thought it might interest you and took the liberty of sending it to you’
This hand gun was found in the gallery of St. Mary of the Angels, Church Street Dublin after the 1916 Easter Rising.
Savage Model 1907 Pistol and Holster
1916 Item Artefact:
A ‘Savage Model 1907’ Pistol reputed to have been used by an Irish Volunteer during the 1916 Rising. The weapon was found by a Capuchin Friar on North King Street after the conclusion of the hostilities. With leather holster and spare bullet cartridge. A manuscript note found with the pistol in the gallery of St. Mary of the Angels, Church Street, reads:
‘These are souvenirs of the 1916 Rising’. A revolver used in King Street. A scissors used in the Four Courts’. Fr. Col