James Connolly . . . not!

Published in Issue 5 (September/October 2013), Letters, Volume 21

13Sir,—I must mention one mistake in your otherwise excellent presentation of my article, ‘Labour in waiting: the after-effects of the Dublin Lockout’, in the last issue (HI 21.4, July/August 1913). In the photograph on p. 46 the man standing behind Constance Markievicz (in conversation with Cathal O’Shannon) is not James Connolly, as stated in the caption. As I understand it, the conversation was snapped at the funeral of Thomas Ashe in 1917, over a year after Connolly’s death. The identity of the man on Markievicz’s right remains a mystery—but it definitely was not James Connolly.—Yours etc.,

D.R. O’CONNOR LYSAGHT

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