Change text
  • Normal text
  • Colour Text
  • Black and white text

Online exhibitions

“Condolences and Funerals” (2005)


As part of its contribution to Archives Awareness Month, 2005, the National Archives is featuring an online exhibition of documents relating to two key national events, both of which occurred in years ending in 5: the visit of the Taoiseach, Eamon de Valera to Eduard Hempel, German Minister to Ireland, to present his condolences on the death of Adolf Hitler in 1945; and the repatriation of the remains of Sir Roger Casement, followed by his state funeral, in 1965. The documents are accompanied by short commentaries and there are links to two relevant detailed articles which explain the events and contextualise the archival material.

 

Please note the following points in relation to this online exhibition:

 

The exhibition consists of the following components: the introduction above, commentaries on the two themes featured in the exhibition and associated online galleries of digitised documents drawn from record series in the National Archives relating to the aforementioned events.

 

To browse the exhibition relating to the visit of the Taoiseach, Eamon de Valera to Eduard Hempel, German Minister to Ireland, to present his condolences on the death of Adolf Hitler in 1945, please click on the following navigation links:

 

Commentary on de Valera’s visit

 

Online gallery of documents relating to de Valera’s visit

 

To browse the exhibition relating to the repatriation of the remains of Sir Roger Casement and state funeral in 1965, please click on the following navigation links:

 

Commentary on Casement’s repatriation

 

Online gallery of documents relating to Casement’s repatriation