Ceannt’s last letter: 'I am calmly awaiting the end' Among 20,000 newly digitised documents relating to the 1916 Rising leaders are Éamonn Ceannt’s final letter to his wife, and a complaint about Pádraig Pearse’s unruly students Sat 5 Dec 2015 Ceannt’s postcard to Rónán, which he sent from Rome. The front of Ceannt’s postcard to Rónán, which he sent from Rome. Ceannt’s last letter, which he wrote the night before his execution. All photographs courtesy of the national library of ireland Mé féin: a self-portrait from Éamonn Ceannt’s sketchbook. A postcard in which Éamonn Ceannt noted that he had played his pipes for the pope, in September 1908. Ceannt’s will, from January 1916. Éamonn Ceannt’s wife, Áine, and son, Rónán. Photographic portrait of Eamonn Ceannt.