Seán Sliney was among the Dublin ASU’s “Littlers” captured at the Burning. But his story belies his small physical stature. As one of the men allegedly armed when arrested by the Auxies, he was lucky to survive beatings, evade the noose and make it through the Civil War. Sadly he did not live a long life afterwards. Nowadays his name is relatively unknown. However, thanks to his family we can give you some insights into the man.OriginsHe was born on 2 September 1899 at 2a Derrynane Parade close to Dublin’s Mountjoy Jail in Phibsborough. His name was registered as John Slyney (not the last variation to appear). Two of Seán’s addresses, where he was born and one place he lived ...

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