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R95 XV05,

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Lot 464/0224

SOLD Hammer price: €1000, Estimate: €900-1200

Pearse (P.H.) 1916 Leader and Headmaster of Sgoil Eanna
A very good autograph signed Letter, 3pp (single foldeld sheet), on Sgoil Eanna notepaper, dated 20th Oct. 1913, to a Reverend Mother (not named), concerning a dramatization of Pearse’s story ‘An Sagart.’ ‘Please thank your Preparatory children for me, and tell them I must get our Preparatory to try their hand at dramatization now, for hitherto have written the plays for them. Boys must not let girls beat them: He also discusses a dramatized version of ‘Iosagan’, published in ‘An Macoamh’ but not out of print, and offers to lend her a copy; and his latest play ‘An Ri,’ in No. 4 of ‘An Macaomh’ ‘which however would not be suitable for performance by girls. I must write a play with a girl heroine. I have an idea for one in my mind, but am too busy to work it out. ‘Your pupils might be interested in the enclosed photos [not present] of our Passion Play. The girl who represented the Blessed Virgin was Mary Bulfin, a daughter of the late William Bulfin.’
With a good signature. A charming Letter, showing Pearse as an educationalist and writer rather than as a revolutionary. (1)

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