“I Feel That Our Work Is Accomplished”

On 21 March 1916, St. Enda’s Day, a Catholic feast day, Patrick Pearse brought all his students, former and present, together to address them.

He told them of the events that had happened in Tullamore that day in which fighting had broken out between the Volunteers and the RIC.

Blood has been shed this morning and blood will have to be shed before this country’s free.

Talking of St. Enda’s school, the school he had founded he said that no matter if the school continued for many years to come it’s work was complete. Unknown to the students this was his final farewell to them.

Milo McGarry was a member of the 3rd Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers.


Milo McGarry was interviewed for the RTÉ Television project 'Portraits 1916' on 23 January 1966.

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