Las Fallon is an operational firefighter with over twenty-seven years service in the fire brigade.

Dublin Fire Brigade and the Irish RevolutionAs a fire service historian and researcher he has published a number of articles in both fire service and collectors magazines and on-line. He was the curator of the Dublin Fire Brigade Museum from 2008-2011 and is a member of a number of fire service heritage organisations including the Fire Service Trust, the Fire Heritage Network and the Fire Mark Circle. His interest in the revolutionary period is reflected in his membership of the Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation (IVCO) http:/irishvolunteers.org  and the 1916-1921 Club.

The book is very well researched and will appeal to all historians of the revolutionary period as well as researchers and collectors of fire service memorabilia. It is a high quality publication comprising 154 pages in gloss format. There are many rare photographs from the period and two colour sections with contemporary maps, paintings, etc. and highly detailed shots of fire service helmets, insignia and medals.

Chapter 1   The origins of organised firefighting in Dublin

Chapter 2  Origins of trade unionism within the DFB

Chapter 3  War and rebellion  1914-1916

Chapter 4  Revolution 1917-1921

Chapter 5  Civil War, Dublin 1922

Chapter 6 Conclusions.


There is a wealth of detailed information in this book. We highly recommend it.

You may purchase the book from us here at http://irishvolunteers.org/products-page/irish-volunteer-commemoration-items/irish-war-of-independence-books/dublin-fire-brigade-and-the-irish-revolution-by-las-fallon/

Price……..8.50 Euro

P & P …….within Ireland 5 euro

International sales P &P



By | 2017-09-13T15:09:30+00:00 September 11th, 2012|Irish War of Independence Book Reviews|8 Comments


  1. Adrian Greville September 25, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Las looking forward to buying your book and reading it, Ado

  2. mary jennings-corcoran September 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    delighted to hear about this new book and looking forward to reading it soon…would anyone have any information on Martin Jennings (my Fathers uncle) who was attached to Tara Street Fire Station around 1920, would be great to hear about him, maybe a photo ? thank you….

    • Las Fallon September 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      I have some material on him. A very interesting man. He was involved in the Hawkins Street rescue where Constable Sheehan of the DMP lost his life. Please contact me at dfbhistory@gmail.com

    • Las Fallon October 6, 2012 at 7:17 am

      Mary, I would appreciate it if you get in touch. I have quite a bit of material on Martin Jennings and am in contact with other members of the family who would love to make contact with you. You will get me at dfbhistory@gmail.com

      • Mary Jennings-Corcoran November 10, 2013 at 11:25 am

        Hello Las, I’m sorry I am only reading your reply this morning.
        I just emailed you on the address you left and thanks again

  3. james cambridge September 12, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    las ill have a book m8

    • Las Fallon September 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      Hope you enjoy it Jim. You lads must be due to trip back to Dublin (if you are all out of detox after the last one!)

  4. james cambridge September 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    las il have one m8

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