Security was tight as a large group of prisoners were marched from the Phoenix Park to Mountjoy Prison under the guard of the British Army. Mr Shenton was among the military escort guarding the prisoners and remembers an air of tension on the streets of Dublin. Civilians had been warned to stay indoors and away from windows.
No one was to appear at the windows. If you saw a curtain move or anybody at the window, shoot and keep marching. Because they were so afraid of guns being fired at the troops or even bombs thrown at us.
Among the large group of prisoners there was one in particular that stuck out,
I think there was a full battalion of troops. There might have been perhaps two hundred prisoners. And in the centre was Machine Gun Liz. She was very fat Irish woman in a bright green jumper. During the heavy fighting she was a crack machine gunner against the troops.
Mr Shenton was interviewed for the television series 'Ireland A Television History', 26 June 1979.