Easter Saturday; Surrender

Emily has just spent her first night in prison. She was on remand and could be held for a full week, which she was. It must have been very frustrating for her to be locked up in a cell when her friends and fellow Nationalists were fighting for their country. By now though it was all but over and Emily’s involvement would not have made any difference.

Tullamore Prison at night

Tullamore Prison at night


In Dublin it was all over. To read more on the surrender: Irish Times

Ella Young from a safe distance in Rathmines sensed that it was over too. Her account of Easter Saturday contained only three short sentences;

Firing has ceased. There is a horrible silence. They are all dead or is it surrender!

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Young, Ella, and Stephen Griffin. Flowering Dusk: Things Remembered Accurately and Inaccurately. New York, Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1945.