A founding member of the Irish Volunteers, Michael Scully fought in the Easter Rising with C Company in the 1st Battalion of the Dublin Brigade. After cutting some wires near the Mendicity Institute, Scully reported to the Four Courts where he spent the remainder of the week. Detained in Richmond Barracks and Kilmainham Gaol, he was court-martialled and sentenced to ten years penal servitude, with seven years remitted. He was subsequently interned in Portland, Lewes, Parkhurst and Pentonville prisons until June 1917. Scully rejoined the Volunteers upon his release but was not an active participant in the War of Independence or Civil War.
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