Friday April 3, 2020

Whiskey, 1916 rebels and a sense of history

A new exhibition at Dublin’s Old Jameson Distillery contains audio memoirs of the Rising

3rd April, 2016
Aerial View picture of the Jameson Distillery in Bow Street taken in 1914

Dublin is a low-rise city, and was even more so in 1916, when some of the tallest structures in the capital were the rooftops of the distilleries, such as the Jameson Distillery at Bow Street. This made it a salient position for the Irish Volunteer Army, and Edward Daly, who was in command of the Volunteers at the Four Courts, sent F Company, under the control of Fionán Lynch, to seize the Bow Street distillery....

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