Michael Charlton, a member of the College of Surgeons garrison recalls how the British military did not launch a frontal assault on the building but instead attacked the position with machine guns.
He also describes an incident in which Countess Markievicz apparently shot a British officer who was driving past their position.
She let him have it with her Peter the Painter.
Michael Charlton was a member of the Irish Citizen Army.
Michael Charlton was interviewed by Proinsias MacAonghusa on 6 November 1963. Extracts from his interview were used in the radio series 'The Week of the Rising' broadcast on Radio Éireann, 12 April 1966. Photograph of Commandant Michael Mallin and Countess Markievicz in Richmond Barracks courtesy of RTÉ Archives, Cashman Collection.