“Get To Your Positions As Quick As Possible”

Fearing there would be mass arrests before they could strike, James Connolly ordered the Irish Citizen Army to stay in Liberty Hall for their protection. They remained in Liberty Hall for over a week prior to the Rising.

On Palm Sunday they held an event where the green flag emblazoned with a yellow harp was hoisted over Liberty Hall. Frank Robbins describes the days events and the feeling of excitement among those present.

On Easter Monday Robbins mobilised with his comrades outside Liberty Hall where he saw his Commandant James Connolly for the last time.

Frank Robbins was a member of the Irish Citizen Army and fought in the Stephen’s Green area.


Frank Robbins was interviewed for the RTÉ Television project 'Portraits 1916' on 27 November 1965.

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