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A rare visit to the Keogh Photographic Collection this morning with a visit to the ancient city of Kilkenny and a political rally from the last century. "E.T. Keane addresses Sinn Fein supporters in Kilkenny from platform might be interesting as I for one have never heard of him before - but then again I am not from Kilkenny?

Photographer: Brendan Keogh

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NLI Ref: KE143

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    sharon.corbet

    • 18/Aug/2021 08:40:12

    E.T. Keane is described as "Chairman of Election Meeting" in this photo of Dev, also in Kilkenny (and I assume the same occasion).

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    sharon.corbet

    • 18/Aug/2021 08:43:21

    Edward Thomas Keane was a journalist and Editor of the Kilkenny People according to his biography. There's a mention further down that "Often critical of the Irish parliamentary party, he became a supporter of Sinn Féin and played a prominent part in the election of W. T. Cosgrave (qv) as Sinn Féin MP for Kilkenny city in 1917".

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    John Spooner

    • 18/Aug/2021 08:49:17

    A Mr E. T. Keane was editor of the "Kilkenny People". The paper was "suppressed" on July 8th 1917, and he was arrested at his home on Monday August 27th and taken by train via Cork to Waterford. He was released on the evening of the 29th. The reason given for his his arrest was a speech he made on 12th August (but not at Kilkenny).(Weekly Freeman's Journal - Saturday 01 September 1917). A quick scan of his name in papers suggests he had a lengthy career making newspapers and speeches. Here's a biography on facebook

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    sharon.corbet

    • 18/Aug/2021 08:55:05

    According to the Irish Indo of 6th August 1917, there was a Sinn Féin Meeting held outside St. John's Church on the 5th August. (As was one for Mr Magennis). The meeting was in support of W.T. Cosgrove, chaired by E.T. Keane, and Dev was in attendence. There seems to have also been a later meeting on the Parade.

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    John Spooner

    • 18/Aug/2021 08:59:56

    The caption for the photo on this website says the location is the Market Yard

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    O Mac

    • 18/Aug/2021 09:05:22

    Dev on same podium also Market Yard... ET seen in foreground www.europeana.eu/en/item/92022/BibliographicResource_1000...

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    O Mac

    • 18/Aug/2021 09:10:17

    I think that may well be Dev bent over writing just behind Keane.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 18/Aug/2021 09:31:04

    There's a photo of Countess Markievicz too, which makes me think this might be the 20th of July at the opening of the election campaign. There was a meeting at the "New Market", Dev was there and E.T. Keane presided. (According to the Dublin Daily Express of 20th July).

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    sharon.corbet

    • 18/Aug/2021 09:33:33

    Streetview of the Market Yard.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 18/Aug/2021 09:34:51

    Market on the 25" OSI

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 18/Aug/2021 09:48:20

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet] This one of the Countess Markievicz (who I have grown to admire!) has a catalogue date "19 July 1917" - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000030638

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 18/Aug/2021 09:52:26

    Wondering about the group of hattorific young ladies front left ...

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    sharon.corbet

    • 18/Aug/2021 09:52:54

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia The newspaper report was a bit confusing - it talked about "this evening" but may have actually meant the day before?

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    John Spooner

    • 18/Aug/2021 10:44:56

    There's a report in the Kilkenny Moderator of Saturday 28 July 1917 Wednesday 25th July quoting the Dublin Evening News (undated) which describes the events of "yesterday", whenever that was. The Kilkenny Moderator was published on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and the same report was printed in the Saturday 28th edition. "After that there was a huge public meeting in the public square, with girls in saffron robes singing the "Soldiers' Song" and with a very geyser of oratory from Countess Markievicz, and Mr Ginnell and Eamonn De Valera who began in Irish and puzzled the audience some"

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    John Spooner

    • 18/Aug/2021 10:57:24

    Kilkenny Moderator - Saturday 21 July 1917 reports that Countess Markievicz arrived "on Thurday evening last i.e. the 19th by the 6 o'clock train". She was accompanied by "several notables in the Sinn Fein movement" including Eamonn De Valera. There was a reception at City Hall where she received the freedom of the city and then a public meeting was held in the market. No mention of E.T. Keane, but I imagine (a) he as a local was considered less newsworthy compared with the "notables" and (b) he was editor of a rival newspaper.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 18/Aug/2021 12:11:03

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner Great stuff!

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    suckindeesel

    • 18/Aug/2021 12:52:13

    Market Yard today Google Earth Link earth.app.goo.gl/Nf6RB5 #googleearth