Glasnevin’s 1916 Wall Of Shame

An Sionnach Fionn

In the final hours of the Easter Rising of 1916, from the evening of Friday the 28th of April to the morning of Saturday the 29th, soldiers of the British Army’s South Staffordshire Regiment, led by Lieutenant Colonel Henry Taylor, inflicted a terrible revenge for the would-be revolution on the civilian population of North King Street, a working-class district to the north-east of Dublin’s main thoroughfares. Despite their overwhelming numbers, firepower and the use of improvised armoured cars the United Kingdom’s forces had been thwarted in the area by a handful of units attached to the Four Courts Garrison of the Irish Republican Army led by Commandant Edward Daly, advancing no further than 140 meters into the insurgents’ lines after three days of fighting. Seizing civilian hostages in the warren of narrow streets, tenement houses and small businesses that characterized that part of the capital, from 6pm to 10am the troops proceeded to murder at least seventeen men and boys, wounding several…

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