Proclamation Re-Print 1917

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"Twelve months on it seemed fitting that a reissue of the momentous document would be received in a much less hostile manner than its forerunner had been by the people of Dublin."

A small group of women from Cumann Na mBan approached Matthew Walker and Charles Walker with a view to having it reprinted in time for the anniversary on Monday. Ever the perfectionist Joe Stanley was keen to ensure that the commemorative edition of The Proclamation retained as many of the hallmarks of the original as possible - so he organised to have whatever type remained in Liberty Hall - the same type, some of which he himself had supplied, - to be used in the second edition.

Matthew and Charlie Walker worked through all of Good Friday and part of Easter Saturday to allow for its distribution and posting around Dublin in time for the anniversary on Easter Monday.

Notes: The reprint became a very scarce and rare document like its forerunner.  We purchased the poster attached some years ago and in it there was a note from the writer Ulick O Connor about Kathleen Kirwan his relation (enclosed) in whose possessions this poster was found. It references Cumann Na mBan on its bottom (hard to read) and it may well be one of these re-printed Proclamations . . .