Jason Burke – From East Belfast to the Gresham Hotel
October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Having become a soldier of the King on Easter Sunday he enjoyed a winning streak at Fairyhouse races on Easter Monday where rumours began to spread of ‘trouble’ in the city centre.
Over the course of the next week Mitchell found himself marooned in The Gresham Hotel and witnessed first-hand the ‘ghastly sights’ which unfolded on Dublin’s streets.
Incredibly, he penned an ongoing and evocative account of the events of Easter Week on Gresham Hotel headed notepaper.
Jason Burke is a historian, writer, and podcaster based in Belfast.