James Morrissey was attached to the 4th Battalion of the Irish Volunteers’ Dublin Brigade and was stationed in the South Dublin Union during the Easter Rising. He was part of a small group led by George Irvine who occupied an outbuilding at the back of the premises. After engaging in a battle with British troops advancing from Mountshannon Road, the group surrendered. Morrissey was court-martialled and sentenced to death on 8th May but this was commuted to three years penal servitude and he was interned until June 1917.
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