13 Aug 2022

Front page of Easter Rising in Longford snapped up for just €25

Danny Plunkett

Danny Plunkett with his framed front page of the Leader

A Cavan man has spoken of his delight at snapping up the Longford Leader's 1916 Easter Rising front page for just €25 at auction.

Father of one Danny Plunkett expressed his satisfaction over the impromptu purchase which was made two weeks ago at an event in Dundalk.

“Going to State auctions was a hobby I recently got into,” said Danny when contacted by the Leader this week.

“It (front page) came up for auction and I actually went into view it.

“It just stood out and so I decided to buy it.”

Danny, who lives in Mullagh, Co Cavan and works for leading workwear and cleanroom clothing CWS, revealed how his decision had set him back by just €25.

“There is a lot of interesting things on the page itself and I am very happy with it,” he said.

It's not the first time the 52-year-old has acquired historical newspaper archives from yesteryear.

“I actually picked up something similar from the Irish Independent and sent it onto them too,” he said.

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