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    Default REBEL CHARLO: Civilians Killed 1916-1920

    A chairde, we’re looking for some help with this one. As some of you may well know we’re planning a plaque unveiling for James Connolly here in Charlemont Street. We’re also planning another plaque unveiling for the civilians killed around the area too from 1916-1920. If possible, we would like to track down any living relatives to ask them for their support, inquire their thoughts into this endeavour, and invite them along to any ceremonies we have planned.

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    Their names are:
    1. Annie O’Neil, 8 years old.
    2. Christopher Cathcart, 10 years old.
    3. Michael Cullen, 20 years old & Eileen Hendric, 19 years old.

    1. Annie O’Neil: On the 13th of November 1920 an 8 year old girl was shot dead by a British Army officer as he, with another Officer, chased some young men they had challenged. Annie O’Neill was playing outside her house when the incident happened. Annie’s mother, hearing the shots, ran outside and picked up her daughter. Newspaper reports on the shooting differ as to weather Annie was dead when her mother reached her or her mother had taken her inside the house before realising she was dead. Annie was buried in Dean’s grange Cemetery, her grave is unmarked.

    2. Christopher Cathcart (10), 28 Charlemont Street. He was killed on Easter Monday. He died at Portobello barracks and death cert states – “probably haemorrhage from a gunshot wound”. His father Patrick was a coachbuilder. In the 1911 census his family of 11 shared the 6 roomed house with 3 other families – 27 people. His niece Mary tells me that he was shot dead in crossfire at Portobello Bridge. He had gone to play in Palmerston Park in Ranelagh that morning. Work was sent for him to come home immediately as the Rising had started – but he rambled off on his own and was accidentally shot.

    3. Michael Cullen & Eileen Hendric: On Monday the 2nd of March 1920 at 9.30pm 120 soldiers of the Royal Berkshire Regiment were returning from a performance at the theatre, the soldiers were singing Rule Britannia and God Save the King, when they were attacked by a hostile crowd on South Richmond Street Dublin.
    A man and a woman were killed by revolver shots and another man was injured by a bullet wound in the wrist. One soldier was shot through the chest and four soldiers wounded by missiles. The two dead civilians were taken to the Meath Hospital, they were identified as:
    Eilen Hendrick aged 19 of Francis Street. It had previously been believed that the dead girls name was Margaret Dowling.
    Michael Cullen aged 20 a van driver from Charlemont Mall, Charlemont Street, Dublin


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    Default A Shout-Out to Charlemont’s Young Residents!

    A Shout-Out to Charlemont’s Young Residents!
    Posted on March 16, 2015by rebelcharlo

    Are you from Charlemont Street and between the age of 12-20? Would you like to play a role in the 2016 Celebrations, and help in the revival our proud history?

    If so, then this is for you! Loopline productions are looking for young talented people from Charlemont Street to take part in a short 12 minute documentary, based around Charlemont Street and the 1916 Rising. We’re looking for a shining new star to perform by reading out a small part of the 1916 Proclamation, to the backdrop of the flats, and also anybody willing to give a talk in their own words, on the area itself, and what 1916 means to you.

    If you would like to get involved in this once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity, don’t delay, and let us know ASAP!
    For more information on Loopline Productions visit their website here:http://loopline.com/
    Email: [email protected]


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    Default Re: REBEL CHARLO: Civilians Killed 1916-1920

    Who's we and who's putting up plaques?

    Are you on or a member of the City council?

    Great idea btw to remember civilians caught in the crossfire. People should do all of this independent of the powers that be in govt. as they have always done.

    Local Councils, a bit more forward thinking after last year's changing of the guard in many areas to SF/Indos/Left, may want to join in. They are a lot closer to the people all of a sudden since mid 2014. Usual FF/FG backwaters like Meath notwithshtanding.

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    Default Re: REBEL CHARLO: Civilians Killed 1916-1920

    Quote Originally Posted by Apjp View Post
    Who's we and who's putting up plaques?

    Are you on or a member of the City council?

    Great idea btw to remember civilians caught in the crossfire. People should do all of this independent of the powers that be in govt. as they have always done.

    Local Councils, a bit more forward thinking after last year's changing of the guard in many areas to SF/Indos/Left, may want to join in. They are a lot closer to the people all of a sudden since mid 2014. Usual FF/FG backwaters like Meath notwithshtanding.
    We, as in the residents of Charlemont Street. We're not members of any organisation, party, or the council, this is solely a citizens led initiative, and welcome to all.

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    Default Re: REBEL CHARLO: Civilians Killed 1916-1920

    I hadn't 'got' the James Connolly connection - that he lived there.

    Your blog is also a good reminder that the whole of the Rising didn't take place in two or three streets around Connolly Street (it would be easy to forget).

    Do you know if there is a good map of Dublin showing the main battle sites of the Rising ?

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    Default Re: REBEL CHARLO: Civilians Killed 1916-1920

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    I hadn't 'got' the James Connolly connection - that he lived there.

    Your blog is also a good reminder that the whole of the Rising didn't take place in two or three streets around Connolly Street (it would be easy to forget).

    Do you know if there is a good map of Dublin showing the main battle sites of the Rising ?

    https://rebelcharlo.wordpress.com/
    I don't know of any good maps C. Flower, but you gave me the idea to create a little one of our own. Just out of view on the map is the home of Bernard Shaw on Synge Street, and the Na Fianna HQ on Camden Street.


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