Commandant Edward Daly

Published in 20th-century / Contemporary History, Issue 2(March/April 2012), Letters, Revolutionary Period 1912-23, Volume 20

Sir,—I am writing a biography of my great-uncle, Commandant Edward Daly of the Irish Volunteers. This is one of a series of biographies of the executed leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising planned for publication by O’Brien Press between 2012 and 2016. Aged 25 and unmarried, from Limerick, Edward Daly was one of the youngest to be executed. The Daly family home, a focus of nationalist activity in Limerick, was raided by Black and Tans in 1920 and its contents burned. There is therefore a severe lack of material for Edward’s early years, before he joined the Volunteers, and I am interested in any personal memoirs or memorabilia relating to him or to the Daly family.—Yours etc.,
HELEN LITTON
c/o O’Brien Press
12 Terenure Road East
Rathgar, Dublin 6
helenlitton@clubi.ie

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