The Irish Grand National was being held at Fairyhouse Racecourse on Easter Monday. A Dublin hackney coach driver was at the race meeting. Tommy ‘Banker’ Walsh recalls how news that the General Post Office in Dublin was occupied by the Citizen Army reached the Meath venue. Not believing what he was hearing Tommy Walsh describes a close call on his return to Dublin.
When I went into Dublin I was halted at the barricade and could go no further. Because if you did go any further you could run the risk of a sniper. You’d be shot. And a bullet did whizz by me forehead at the Broadstone.
Thomas Walsh was interviewed for the television programme 'I Remember Easter' broadcast on Telefís Éireann, 22 April 1962.