Markievicz in Mountjoy

Published in Issue 3 (May/June 2019), Letters, Volume 27

Above: ‘Did attempt to cause disaffection among the civilian population of His Majesty’—Countess Markievicz’s entry in the penal servitude register of Mountjoy Prison, where she was held from 7 May to 7 August 1916. (Mountjoy Prison Museum)

Sir,—The caption on p. 37 of Ruairí Ó hAodha’s article on Mary Size (HI 27.2, March/April 2019) implies that Constance Markievicz was removed from Richmond Barracks directly to Aylesbury Prison in England. In fact, as the ‘Register of Convicts Sentenced to Penal Servitude’ (above/below) shows, she was held in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, from 7 May to 7 August 1916 before being transferred to Aylesbury.—Yours etc.,

Mountjoy Prison Museum Committee


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