Letter Shows Austin Stack’s St Patrick’s Day Preparations 99 Years Ago Today

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Austin Stack.

WHILE the preparations are in full swing for Tuesday’s St Patrick’s Day parade, we discovered this letter (below) from patriot, Austin Stack, sent 99 years ago today, organising a march of Irish Volunteers on the national holiday.

The letter, sent to F.H. O’Donnell, Honorary Secretary of the Irish National Volunteers, invites the corps to take part in a ‘demonstration’ from the ’98 memorial on St Patrick’s Day.

We discovered the letter thanks to a tweet sent earlier today by ‘1916 Letters’ (see tweet below).

Just a month later Austin Stack would be involved in events that would change the course of Irish history.

Have a read of the letter here…

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