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Henry Francis Brenan was born in Dublin of a County Kilkenny family from Eden Hall, Ballyragget and qualified a solicitor in 1907. He was the son of a solicitor and was apprenticed to R. M. McNamara, a Dublin solicitor. After upwards of three years with McNamara, Mr Brenan came to Tullamore in 1910. In 1914 he became a partner with George Hoey in the firm of Hoey & Denning, Tullamore. At aged 30, Brenan was duly appointed on 27 July 1916 to hold the combined offices of crown solicitor and sessional crown solicitor. In October 1921 Brenan’s resignation as crown solicitor in before the Treaty was under duress from the IRA or it may have been self-serving in that he was under pressure to give up the town clerkship of Tullamore Urban District Council if he did not resign the crown solicitorship. This arose out of a Dáil Eireann letter to the council and, after mid-1920, Sinn Féin instructions to all councils not to co-operate with British institutions of government.
This collection originated from the offices of Hoey & Denning, solicitors, Tullamore, where Henry Brenan worked, and was deposited in Tullamore Central Library by Michael Byrne.
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Correspondence, accounts and memoranda of Henry F. Brenan, solicitor, of Hoey & Denning Solicitors, Tullamore, relating to the 1923 general election. Matters referred to include the appointment of Brenan as election agent for Daniel Williams (Mountmellick), Francis Bulfin (Derrinlough), Patrick J. Egan (Tullamore) and Seán Ua Ceallaigh (Edenderry). Also refers to the issue of university electors, the collection of funds, subscriptions and election expenses. Also includes preparatory material for the election, correspondence concerning the appointment of E. J. Delahunty as law agent for Cumann na nGaedhal candidates, lists of personating agents, and results from the poll recording Bulfin (5689 votes) and Davin (6323 votes) elected.
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By appointment only. Contact Offaly Archives at [email protected]
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May be reproduced in accordance with provisions of the Copyright and Related Rights Acts (2000). No reproduction online, in print or broadcast without express permission of copyright holder.
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June 2019, Sarah Dunning