Sitter: Rev Connor GP with the Most Rev. Daniel Mannix (1864-1963).
Celtic welcome slogan "cead mile failte" - at very back of hall (not seen in cropped main photograph above)
Most Rev. Daniel Mannix
Biog: Prelate and political activist; President of Maynooth College, Ireland, 1903-1912; Archbishop of Melbourne (R.C.) 1917-1963.
Date: c September 1920
"In August the British government decided not to allow Mannix to disembark in his insurgent, Black-and-Tan-ridden homeland, and landed him at Penzance, Cornwall. 'The greatest victory the Royal Navy has had since Jutland', he quipped, 'without the loss of a single British sailor'."
Occasion: Visit to Britain c 9 August 1920 - May 1921.(1)
Location: [possibly Holly Mount Convent, Tollington, Bury 17 February 1921 - 'The hall was specially festooned with the Irish tricolour... ' Kiernan, p 161
Costume: Roman Catholic, habitus pianus ('undress' for Roman Catholic prelates).
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Evidence of photographer at work: -.
No of poses: 1 (see also series including oil painting based on an image).
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Biog: Who's Who; The Times, 7 November 1963, p 17a & 12 November 1963, p 15a.
Occasion: The Times, 7 November 1963, p 17a; Colm Kiernan, Daniel Mannix and Ireland, Victoria, 1984, pp 145-170
Acknowledgements: David Hebblethwaite, Secretary of the Church of England Liturgical Committee, Westminster Palace.
1. The decision of the British government to forbid Archbishop Mannix, 'Australia's chief spokesman for the Sinn Fein', to visit Ireland or the main centres of Irish population in England and Scotland (Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow) attracted considerable publicity in the weeks following his arrival. (See e.g. The Illustrated London News, 14 August 1920, p 241.)