Edward Thomas O’Dwyer (1842-1917) was a Catholic bishop best known for his tenure as the Bishop of Limerick from 1886 until his death in 1917. O’Dwyer was also a prominent nationalist within the Catholic hierarchy, who supported Home Rule, opposed the British suppression of nationalists post-Easter Rising, and adhered to physical force republicanism. His letters to the press and to the British military administration became widely celebrated amongst nationalist Ireland.


Letter to the Munster News (1915)

The Pope’s Plea For Peace (1915)

Letter to General Maxwell (1916)

Speech at Limerick City Hall (1916)

Letter to the National School Managers in the Diocese of Limerick (1916)