Disturbed Times

A letter from John N. Scallan to a client providing a snapshot of Enniscorthy life during the Rising and the understated description of ‘these disturbed times’.

5th May, 1916

Dear XXX,

I fear that you cannot do anything either by selling or removing the pigs at the present time until the restrictions have been removed by the Authorities.  In these disturbed times there is not much fear that they will be removed for some time as the authorities are very much taken up with other business at present.  I advise you to keep the pigs there and I will have a notification sent to the Police that they are well, as far as you can see.

Yours faithfully,

John N. Scallan

Enniscorthy.