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October 2009

(Above) Irish Times newspaper article dated 17 September 1951 detailing the unveiling by Phyllis O’Kelly (wife of President Seán T O’Kelly) at Aughrim Bridge, county Wicklow, of a plaque commemorating the centenary of the death of Anne Devlin.

The housekeeper of Robert Emmet, leader of the rebellion of 1803, Anne Devlin was a conspirator in the revolt and was tortured and imprisoned for her part in the uprising.

(NAI, Office of the Secretary to the President, PRES 1/P 4674)