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Jimmy Mulkerns

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James Mulkerns fought with the 1st Dublin Battalion of the Irish Volunteers during the Easter Rising. He saw action in a variety of locations, including Cabra Road, North King Street, Cuckoo Lane, and Church Lane. Initially deported to Knutsford Jail, he was interned until December 1916 and became known as the “Rajah of Frongoch” for his performances in the prison camp’s drama company. Mulkerns was employed by the General Electric Company following his release and used his position to acquire materials for the IRA during the War of Independence. He was subsequently arrested in November 1920 and interned until the end of the conflict. He played no part in the Civil War.

 

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