Old Drogheda Society
Tomorrow: Tuesday 29th April @ 7.30pm – A Dail Girl’s Revolutionary Recollections – Kathleen Napoli McKenna.
A talk: by Tim McKenna at Oldcastle Library.
Kathleen Napoli McKenna (1898-1988) was born in Oldcastle, to a strongly nationalist family, whose circle of friends included Arthur Griffith, Douglas Hyde, and the poet Brian O’Higgins.
In 1921 she went to London for the Treaty negotiations as secretary to Arthur Griffith, head of the Irish Delegation.
She later served as private secretary to Desmond Fitzgerald, Kevin O’Higgins and William Cosgrove.
She resigned in 1931 to marry Capt Naopli, moving to Libya and Albania before settling in Italy.
Her nephew Tim McKenna will speak about his aunt’s memoirs of those revolutionary years.
Her memoirs were published by the family and the book will be available for sale on the night.
Millmount Governor's House,