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Souvenir of the anniversary mass, Paris

Souvenir of the anniversary mass sung at Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, Paris on Friday, 23 April 1920 in memory of Easter week 1916 "for the repose of the souls of the 68 heroes who died for Ireland". At foot of card: given to those friends of Ireland who were present by the Delegation of the Irish Republic in Paris.

On verso: a poem entitled " 'A mother speaks' by Padraic Pearse. "These lines (referring to the poem) were written to his mother by Padraic Pearse, first President of the Irish Republic, when under sentence of death" [when he was held in Richmond Prison, Dublin]. "Dear Mary that didst see thy first born son go forth to die amidst the scorn of men, for whom he died, receive my first-born unto thy arms, who also had gone forth to die for men, and keep him by thee till I come to him, dear Mary, I have shared thy sorrow, and soon shall share thy joy".

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Creator:
Delegation of the Irish Republic in Paris
Date:
1920-04-23
Place:
Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, Paris
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Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.
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Language:
English