Wednesday 7 December 2016

Listen to Stories from 1916: John S O'Connor battles in the Jameson Distillery

Published 22/03/2016 | 07:30

A member of the Irish Volunteers since its inception, John S O'Connor served in the 1st Battalion of the Irish Volunteers during the Easter Rising, fighting in the Jameson Distillery in Smithfield.

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In this fascinating recording from 1966, the 50th anniversary of the Rising, we hear a first-hand account of his experiences during the week and after. 

Hear more of the Stories from 1916 podcast on SoundCloud and at Storiesfrom1916.com

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