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Comment #4911872 by Joe Harbison

Joe Harbison Mar 24th 2016, 7:13 AM #

The Mater took a large number of casualties Easter week, in a large part because it was relatively out of the conflict zone. Other hospitals like Sir Patrick Dun’s really seem to have been used for initial treatment before transferring patients as bullets were literally coming through the windows. The hospital that dealt with most casualties was Jervis street, being right in the thick of the fighting. The actions of Dublin Fire Brigade in Easter week haven’t really been given much recognition. Not only did they continue to run ambulance services with bullets hitting the ambulances themselves, in the thick of the gunfire the helped stop Jervis street catching fire as it was full of patients.

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Voices of 1916: 'John Healy, 14, a schoolboy, had his brain hanging all over his forehead'

Voices of 1916: 'John Healy, 14, a schoolboy, had his brain hanging all over his forehead'

A nurse tending the wounded and dying of Easter 1916 at the Mater hospital recalls the shocking sights that would stay with her for the rest of her life.

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