10 March 2020

"I shall never forget that pleasant night": A Christmas back in Cabra for a Deaf Workhouse Inmate

A lovely letter written by Parsonstown (Birr) Deaf workhouse inmate and messenger John Neville.

John had been given permission by the Board of Guardians to visit Cabra for Christmas. He describes a drama in sign language performed by Deaf actors.

Source: Leinster Reporter, 26 December 1896, p. 2

Source: Leinster Reporter, 23 January 1897, p. 3""

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