Beckett's century

Beckett's century

One night during the week of the 1916 Easter Rising, Willie Beckett of Foxrock took his two young sons, Frank, aged 12, and Samuel, aged 9, up to the nearby Three Rock Mountain to see the sight that was Dublin city.

One night during the week of the 1916 Easter Rising, Willie Beckett of Foxrock took his two young sons, Frank, aged 12, and Samuel, aged 9, up to the nearby Three Rock Mountain to see the sight that was Dublin city. The gunboat Helga had been shelling the rebel positions and the Dublin skyline was an inferno, as sparks and smoke volcanoed up into the sky.

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