Easter 1916: Shot by both sides

Exclusive extract from Grandpa The Sniper – The Remarkable Story of a 1916 Volunteer

22nd November, 2015
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Frank Shouldice senior

A fateful week has passed, and the Easter Rising is drawing to a close. The city centre smoulders in ruins and most of the insurgents have been rounded up. The Shouldice brothers – Frank, 23, and Jack, 34 – are arrested at the Four Courts. Jack, as company lieutenant, has led his men capably at Reilly’s Fort, a barricaded pub at the junction of North King Street and Church Street. In return, he will be...

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