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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Local rebel history on auction

SEVERAL PIECES of co Wexford's rebel past will come under the hammer at Whyte's auction house in Dublin on Saturday, April 21.

Lot 235 is a surrender order signed by Seamus Doyle and Robert Brennan in 1916 requiring the Volunteers to lay down their arms after the British Army arrived in force to reclaim the town. The document was kept among the private papers of Countess Wicklow, whose husband Lord Wicklow was a high ranking officer in the British Army.

The surrender note, which was issued after Seamus Doyle and Seán Etchingham were brought to Dublin to consult with Padraig Pearse, is expected to sell for at least €5,000.

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