Uncommon Valour: 1916 and The battle for the South Dublin Union by Paul O'Brien
On Easter Day, Monday, April 24, 1916, the men and women of the 4th Battalion and the Irish Volunteers, under the command of Simon Ciant, occupied a number of carefully…
Uncommon Valour synopsis
On Easter Day, Monday, April 24, 1916, the men and women of the 4th Battalion and the Irish Volunteers, under the command of Simon Ciant, occupied a number of carefully selected strategic locations around and around James Street, Dublin. One of these buildings was the Southern DublinUnion. This complex was intended to match the south of the Levi River to the post office on the north of the river. It was a huge workshop, a complex of buildings resembling a small town.
It had 52 acres of meadows and nearly 3,000 people living inside its walls. By 2:00 pm.
On Easter day, a small force of Irish volunteers was attacked by a large British army force. This was the beginning of an intensive and sustained aggressive battle that lasted until April 30, 1916.
At the end of the week, there were 42 volunteers in direct conflict with a force of 500 British Royal Army soldiers. Guns, Royal Irish Regiment and Sherwood Foresters.
Although their number is vastly superior, the protection of the Southern Dublin Union has not been overlooked but has been delivered on orders from Patrick Pierce.
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