Lord Mayor MacSwiney Dead

Cork Lord Mayor Terence MacSwiney’s Hunger Strike 12 August – 25 October 1920

After 74 days since he began his hunger strike on the day of his arrest in Cork City Hall Lord Mayor Terence MacSwiney died on hunger strike in Brixton Prison, London on 25 October 1920.

These are the original Lawrence Telegram (Lawrence , Massachusetts)  newspapers whose coverage, not unlike many newspapers the world over 100 years ago, kept the public informed daily on the tragic saga of the Lord Mayor of Cork Terence MacSwiney’s hunger strike. Note how the coverage continued even after the death of the Lord Mayor.

Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Council and Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage these newspapers recently underwent preservation and conservation in MUCROS BOOKBINDERY AND PAPER CONSERVATION WORKSHOP,  Mucros Craft Centre, Muckross House, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland.


Lawrence Telegram Newspaper 23-10-1920
Lawrence Telegram Newspaper 25-10-1920
Lawrence Telegram Newspaper 26-10-1920
Lawrence Telegram Newspaper 27-10-1920

Comments about this page

  • Very interesting to be able to access old documents. Fantastic image resolution! I am very impressed with the service you offer. Thank you

    By Aurora Planells Bernat (01/06/2023)
  • Its great to be able to see such an old newpaper. I had no idea how important he was internationally and that the American media took such an interest in him.

    By Sinead (31/05/2023)

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