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Kevin O’Carroll


A member of E Company in the 4th Dublin Battalion of the Irish Volunteers, Kevin O’Carroll fought in the GPO throughout the Easter Rising. He was beside The O’Rahilly during the evacuation to Moore Street on Friday evening and was wounded in the stomach. He was treated in Dublin Castle Hospital and afterwards interned in Frongoch prison camp. O’Carroll was released in July 1916 and was later appointed section commander in E Company. He fought in the War of Independence but was arrested in January 1921 after taking part in an ambush on British forces at Kenilworth Square in Dublin. Interned until the end of the conflict, he subsequently opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty and fought against the National Army during the Civil War, as well as helping to print the republican newspaper An Poblacht. He was arrested in October 1922 and took part in a hunger strike during his internment. He was released in1923 and in later years sat on the Kilmainham Jail Restoration Committee.


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