Raid on Sinn Féin headquarters, September 1919

The Oireachtas Library is exhibiting a publication, dated 11 September 1919, containing the proclamation that “The Dáil Éireann” was considered a dangerous organisation and was now prohibited.

The September proclamation was followed by another in November, which outlawed Sinn Féin, the Sinn Féin clubs, the Irish Volunteers, Cumann na mBan and the Gaelic League on a nationwide basis.

To find out more, visit the digital exhibition of the documents in the display case.

Image: Raid by British military forces on Sinn Fein Headquarters, 12 September 1919 / BMH-P-11-05/Bureau of Military History Photographic Collection, Courtesy of Military Archives