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Memoir by Dick Humphreys of 1916 Rising

Memoir by Dick Humphreys of the 1916 Rising, in which he fought in the GPO, and in which his uncle The O'Rahilly was killed in action.

Inside front cover.
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Page 14.
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Page 15.
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Page 16.
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Dick neglects to say that he came home on Tue night, and went back in on Wed.

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Dick's memoir is quoted on the wall of an exhibition of 1916 photos in 2016.
Extract is about the fire on Thur night, from p.19.
This is the exhibition "Rising", at the National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar, Dublin.
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At this exhibition, there was also audio with an actor reading extracts from Dick's memoir.

Page 20.
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Page 21.
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Page 22.
The death of The O'Rahilly on Friday.
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Boland's Mills garrison v. GPO garrison

Dick was in the Boland's Mills garrison but actually spent the Rising at the GPO.
He was in the 3rd Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers, under Eamon de Valera, which occupied Boland's Mills.
However Dick spent the Rising with his uncle The O'Rahilly at the GPO.


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