The long and the short of it to finish this week. A wide group of people who served in and survived the siege of the General Post Office in 1916. In typical Irish fashion it would seem that the numbers have expanded somewhat since the great event - or am I being cynical?
Our typical goal in these matters is to identify date, location and subject. Fred Dean Snr
and Niall McAuley
were quick to confirm the first two: Croke Park in October 1938. Given the incredible number of subjects here, it may be some time before they are all named. But some of the bigger (read 'political') names and faces have been identified by Niall McAuley
, Dún Laoghaire Micheál
, and Swordscookie
as likely including Seán T O'Kelly, Oscar Traynor, and Seán Lemass. Even Megazoom(TM) may not be enough to fully identify the rest....
Collection: Republican Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1916-1966. Likely 23 October 1938 (GAA records)
NLI Ref: NPA GPOG
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons