2016 Festival

Richard O’Carroll: Labour and 1916

Published: August 14, 2019 by source

Richard O’Carroll was a trade unionist and Labour Party councillor on Dublin Corporation, first elected in 1907. He was killed by Captain Bowen-Colthurst during the 1916 Rising and was the only elected member of Dublin City Council to be killed while on active service during the Rising.

Brian Hanley holds a PhD from Trinity College Dublin and has taught and  published widely on twentieth-century Irish history.

Recorded at Finglas Library on 26 September 2016.