KEOGH, GERARD (25 APRIL 1916)

I did this illustration of Gerald Keogh, the Irish Volunteer dispatch rider who left Saint Stephens Green and rode down Grafton street just after midnight on April 25 1916 with two companions. They were fully laded with arms and ammunition fore the General Post Office garrison strapped to their bicycles. They were passing “Cooks Tourist office”  opposite Trinity College when shots rang out from the upper windows of the college. They had been spotted by the Anzac defenders who were sharpshooters. Gerald  was hit three times and died on the road while hos companions escaped into the side streets . His body was taken into the college later and a woman remarked that  “he must have come from good family”.gerard keogh

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3 thoughts on “KEOGH, GERARD (25 APRIL 1916)

    1. Thanks Raymond. I would be delighted if you would use my material or can you tell me where you are going to use it so I can look it up. Thanks. James

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