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Thursday 17 August 2017

Battle of Mount Street was one of bloodiest

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The Battle of Mount Street represented the rebels' greatest single military success.

A group of 17 Volunteers, attached to Boland's Mill garrison, occupied buildings overlooking Northumberland Road and Mount Street Bridge on Easter Monday.

They fired on a group of Home Guard members that day. Two days later, a large force of British troops advanced down Northumberland Road.

They were engaged by Michael Malone and three others, who fired on them from number 25.

This picture - a blend of the scene in 1916 and the street today - shows dead and injured soldiers of the Sherwood Foresters regiment on the road.

Hours later the area was cleared and the troops attacked Clanwilliam House, at Mount Street Bridge, where they sustained further casualties before it was taken.

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