Search Results for 'James Larkin'

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The boy who burnt his hand

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On Sunday evening March 25 1866, the two children of the schoolmaster Mr St George, were playing near the fire together in the Mission School (now Scoil Fhursa), when suddenly there was an explosion. The elder child burnt his hand. His injuries put him into a ‘very precarious position’. I am not sure how serious that was, but the story took an insidious turn when it was given out that ‘some malicious person climbed on the roof, and threw a packet of gunpowder down the chimney.’

Public lecture on the Irish Citizen Army

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'We serve neither King nor Kaiser, but Ireland,’ so ran the famous declaration of the Irish Citizen Army, formed by James Connolly, James Larkin, and Jack White, and which took part in the revolutionary events of 1913-23.

 

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