Minister for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan (left) with Brian Crowley, Curator of Collections, Kilmainham Gaol Museum inspect the ‘Banner of the Patriots’ carried into Portobello Barracks in 1922 (top)
Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.
Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan visited Kilmainham Gaol Museum to view the `Banner of the Patriots’ as it went on public display in the Museum for the first time.
The exhibition will also feature a number of objects and letters connected with the men whose names appear on the banner, carried by troops of the new National Army/Free state Army, as they marched into Portobello Barracks on May 17, 1922.
Exhibition honouring War of Independence dead opens in Dublin (RTE)
Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
(The Hammam Hotel and Turkish Bath, top before and after, on Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin, and Cathal Brugha, above)
July 5, 1922
The end of the ‘Battle of Dublin’.
Sibling of Daedalus writes:
This is where the Irish Civil War (Dublin edition) ended on the 5th July, 1922 with the shooting of loaded-pistol-in-each-hand Republican commander Cathal Brugha, as he sought to make his escape.
The instructions from the Free State command were to shoot him in the legs, which they did, severing a major artery. He died from blood loss two days later in hospital.
De Valera had also been in the Hammam but had left earlier
before the trouble really started.
The Hammam was famous for its Turkish bath (only the second one in Dublin) and is now the site of the Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant.
Cork surrendered on August 10.
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