Ref NoPOL7/1
TitleScrap Book
DescriptionBound volume containing press cuttings relating to Brigadier Frank J Carty, including an account of a court case following a raid for arms on Templehouse, County Sligo, the residence of the Percivals. Also copy of Certificate of Proficiency issued by the Scottish School of Motoring to Mr. Frank Somers, 76 Abbotsford Place, Glasgow (p.14). Alao letter from Cathal Brugha, Minister for Defence, Dáil Éireann to Frank Carty, TD, dated 3rd October, 1921, stating that he had received fifty pounds from the White Cross Committee, and asks if Frank will send the money to the man in Scotland or should the Department do it (p.24). Also letter authorising Brigadier F Carty to act as a delegate for the No. 4 Brigade, 3rd Western Division, at the General Convention of Oglaigh na hÉireann, to be held in Dublin on 28th March 1922 (p.29). Letter of M F Reynolds, O/C 3rd Western Division, dated 13th July, 1922 at Collooney, stating that he and his forces had been captured by the forces of Brigadier General Carty and received all the treatment accorded to prisoners of war (p.33). Also letter from [Liam Lynch], Chief of Staff , Óglach na hÉireann, to O/C, 3rd Western Division, IRA, dated 28th November, 1923, thanking him for his report on activities in the No. 4 Brigade, with comments on their operations. It notes for the 13th July: “The attack and capture of the enemy party and armoured car “Ballinalee” on this date was a splendid victory and the bravery of the forces engaged deserve special praise”. Ends with general comments on the need to develop road mining and the manufacture of weapons and munitions (pp. 36-7).
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