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Heuston’s Fort. by Paul O’Brien

Heuston’s Fort. The Battle for the Mendicity 1916 On Easter Monday 1916, Captain Seán Heuston and ‘D’ Company of the 1st Battalion of the Irish Volunteers were ordered to occupy the Mendicity Institute, an institution for the homeless of Dublin city. Located about half a mile to the west of the Four Courts, this large [...]

Anzac Defender of Trinity College Dublin 1916

By Hugh Keane: Anzac Defender of Trinity College Dublin 1916 Your readers may be further interested in the story of one of the five New Zealand soldiers who assisted in the defence of Trinity College Dublin during the 1916 Irish Rebellion. Private Edward Waring could be considered a ‘fair dinkum Anzac’, having been born in [...]

By | 2017-09-13T15:09:07+00:00 September 26th, 2013|Dublin 1916 Then & Now|3 Comments

18 Pounder Shell from the 1916 Rising

An 18 pounder shell from the 1916 Rising has come in to the artifacts on display from the Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation. During the 1916 Rising ,the Irish Volunteers entrenched themselves in many buildings,the British decided to use artillery to root them out. From Wednesday on, Liberty Hall, the GPO and other buildings in Sackville [...]

By | 2017-09-13T15:09:07+00:00 September 4th, 2013|Dublin 1916 Then & Now, Uncategorized|0 Comments