17 February 2020

John Neville's Patriotic Workhouse Poetry

John Neville (Deaf inmate and messenger for Birr Workhouse) was a patriotic man who loved his country. He wrote a stirring poem about World War 1 on the walls of the workhouse - and desperately wanted to join the Irish Volunteers. Here is his poem:

Leinster Reporter 26 February 1916, p. 4

Meeting of Birr Guardians.
Source: Leinster Reporter 25 April 1914, p. 4

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