Christy pictured in Kilmainham GaolArrested at the Custom House, Christy had not been out for the Easter Rising but was very heavily involved in the War of Independence and also served in the Civil War. His BMH Witness Statement describes ASU successes, frustrations, failures, close shaves, plus a few anecdotes – and more. For those who have not read that, it is well worth a browse.Origins and early lifeChristopher Fitzsimons was the 3rd child for Patrick, a General Labourer and Sailor’s son from Baldoyle and his wife Jane née Fagan originally from Rush, Co Dublin. Christy, named after his maternal grandfather, arrived on 21 July 1900 at his parent’s north inner Dublin City home, 9 Stafford Street, since renamed for ...

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