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Bridget Kilkelly – 1888

The Irish Standard, 17th March, 1888. p4

Crushna, (sic.)
Co. Galway,
February, 18th, 1888.

Dear Mr. Editor,

I was very much surprised at not seeing my name among all my fellow prisoners under “Bloody Balfours” Crimes act. I enclose you my summons, and hope you will give my name at your earliest convenience as I suffered one month’s imprisonment in Galway Jail, although I offered bail and my parish priest was willing to go security for me. I would not trouble you only I am about going out to Australia to my brothers, and I wish that they would know through the medium of your widely circulated paper that I was as willing to fight for poor old Ireland as any other girl in it.

Yours very truly,
Bridget Kilkelly.

The Freeman apologises to Miss Kilkelly for the omission, but is pleased that the unintentional error should have brought forth a phase of the struggle which may have been hitherto somewhat overlooked.



B.A., M.A.(Archaeology); Regional Tour Guide; Dip. Radio Media Tech; H.Dip. Computer Science.

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