RTE Television has produced short video postcards from every county in Ireland in relation to the commemorative year of 1916 called ‘Every County Has a Story.’
This video for Clare was filmed by RTE at Clare Museum last February. It features the autograph book of Patrick Brennan from Meelick, County Clare, which was purchased by the museum in 2014.
Brennan had the autograph book with him when he was rounded up after the 1916 Easter Rising and interned at Frongoch Prison camp in North Wales and it contains the quotations, drawings and signatures of 54 internees, including Michael Collins and Richard Mulcahy.
Clare Museum is delighted that RTE chose the autograph book for the Clare video as it will be the centerpiece of the museum’s activities for this year. It will be placed on exhibition and subject to a publication which will feature research into the signatories.