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Surrender of Commandant Patrick Pearse to Brigadier-General Lowe makes front page news

Daily Sketch1916

National Library of Ireland

National Library of Ireland
Dublin, Ireland

Poster advertising the Daily Sketch newspaper. Such news posters were placed on sandwich boards outside newsagents.

The photograph shows Commandant Patrick Pearse surrendering to Brigadier-General Lowe who is accompanied by his staff officer, Major de Courcy-Wheeler, on Saturday, 29 April 1916. The figure obscured by Pearse is Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell, a member of Cumann na mBan, who had been sent with a Red Cross flag to inform Brigadier-General Lowe that Pearse wished to negotiate surrender terms.

Details

  • Title: Surrender of Commandant Patrick Pearse to Brigadier-General Lowe makes front page news
  • Creator: Daily Sketch
  • Date Created: 1916

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