Monday 17 June 2019

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

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.

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

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