It’s April, 1916. Dublin GAA footballer Frank Shouldice has just won the Croke Cup. It’s a big achievement, but he has other things on his mind. Two weeks after the final whistle he’s on a rooftop in North King Street with a rifle in his hand. His cheekbone is grazed by a bullet smashing into the wall behind him and, according to a confidential military file, Frank Shouldice is killed in action.
Except he is very much alive. His brother Jack commands the barricaded street below. In some of the heaviest fighting of the Easter Rising the South Staffordshire Regiment can’t budge a pocket of Irish Volunteers defiantly holding out. Through the sights of a borrowed pair of binoculars Frank takes aim from the Jameson malthouse high above. The street is soon littered with casualties and the British troops are forced to withdraw.
Why not come along and hear the whole story in Kilmovee, this is the last of the Spring Series and will take place on Wednesday 4th May @ 8pm in the Thatch Cottage (beside Kilmovee Community Centre). Admission Adults €5, Concession €3 includes lecture, Q&A session and tea/coffee after.