On Easter Saturday 26 March 1921 at about 3pm, a bullet tore through the head of a 15 year-old girl standing near the window of her home at 17 Findlater Place, Dublin. Her elder sister witnessed the horrific event – “…I heard a noise [outside like] a bomb exploding…. I was crossing the room to draw her away from the window when she fell back wounded into my arms. There was firing taking place at [that] moment”.Taken to nearby Jervis Street Hospital, the mortally wounded teen amazingly remained conscious for some time. Two days later surgeons removed a piece of metal from her brain but she died that night.She had been hit during an ambush on an RAF car and ...

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