De Valera and Lincoln Jail

Article in the Irish Post, ‘Dev and Lincoln Jail’, relates the story of the 1919 escape and the return in 1950.

Dev and Lincoln Jail


A letter arrived via The Irish Post from Jane Hayes, Lincoln.  In 1950 de Valera declared, ‘I stand here in the centre of Lincoln a free man.’


‘Useless to turn the key of a British prison on Mr de Valera and his fellow members when they can turn the key of the world upon us.’  Nation, February 1 1919.

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