CASEMENT, Roger. Landing of Casement. The Authentic Narrative. Written by Austin Stack.

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A historic document. Tralee: Reprinted from The Kerry Champion, August 31st, 1929. Broadsheet. 435 x 275mm. With illustration of Casement reading a book at centre. Due to the demand of the public the newspaper reprinted this instalment of the landing of Roger Casement on the Ballyheigue coast on Good Friday, 1916. Casement had travelled to Berlin to seek German aid for the Rising. Clan na Gael, the republican organisation of Irish-Americans, connected the rebels with those who had means of support in Germany.
Eventually, a German ship, the Aud, set sail for Ireland carrying 20,000 rifles, which Casement considered insufficient for an insurrection. He travelled to rendezvous with the Aud aboard a German submarine and supervise the landing of the arms. On Good Friday morning, April 21st, the ship arrived at Banna Strand. Local IRA volunteers had been told the consignment would arrive Easter Sunday: it was two days early, and no one was there to greet the shipment of arms.
British intelligence had intercepted messages between the rebels and the German Embassy in New York, and they knew the ship bearing arms was coming. They captured Casement, weak from malaria, at McKenna’s Fort at Ardfert near the strand, and then brought him to London to try him for treason. The Aud was approached by three English destroyers and ordered to sail in custody to Cork Harbour, where it was scuttled by its Captain. The arms never made it to the Volunteers, with significant consequences for the Rising.

[L4 6 Top Large Black Folder/blue spine]

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