Monthly Archives: April 2016

100 YEARS AGO — SURRENDER

With British troops numbering 20,000 and the rebel men and women at 1,500, after six days there was no option but to surrender. At 12.45pm, Elizabeth O’Farrell, one of three women in the GPO during the Rising walks towards British … Continue reading

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100 YEARS AGO — DAY 5

Through General Sir John Grenfell Maxwel’s orders, more than a dozen innocent civilians were slaughtered at the hands of British troops in the North King Street Massacre. The top Home Office official Sir Edward Troup, told the prime minister, Herbert … Continue reading

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100 YEARS AGO — DAY 4

On the fourth day of the Easter Rising, the remaining rebels are under constant attack with fierce street fighting. Large parts of Sackville Street (O’Connell Street) are up in flames. James Connolly is severely wounded while involved in an action … Continue reading

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100 YEARS AGO–Day 3

Formerly a member of the Citizen Army, Francis Sheehy-Skeffington left the group when it became a military faction. Although he was sympathetic to the Easter Rising, Sheehy-Skeffington did not directly support the rebels. On the 25th April 1916 Sheehy-Skeffington travelled … Continue reading

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100 YEARS AGO — DAY 2

Tuesday – Day 2.  British move 7,000 troops into Dublin.   Martial law is declared by Lord Lieutenant Wimborne. The Rising was not popular with the people of Dublin.  A fifteen year old volunteer offered this negative information:  The mob screamed … Continue reading

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