ramblingbloke (ramblingbloke) wrote,

April 1916. The Easter Uprising in Dublin.

My Grandmother, Ruth, worked for a time at the Adelaide Hospital in Dublin and it was here, in April 1916, that she found herself in the midst of the failed Irish Uprising known as the “Easter Rebellion”, much of which happened in the area surrounding the hospital. She wrote about this in a letter.

“What terrible times we have had!...It makes one wonder what we will hear next, and we little dreamt of rebellion in Dublin – things have quietened down wonderfully well, but occasionally still odd shots are to be heard, and only 2 nights ago a soldier was shot down.”(April 1916)

(Extracted from The Bit in the Middle to be published in 2016. Non fiction, autobiographical, the life and times of a self-employed gardener in the Scottish Highlands).
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