Powerscourt Townhouse Centre Remembers 1916 Rising
Did you know that Powerscourt Townhouse played a part in the War of Independence?
During 1916 and the Troubles, business continued as usual for Ferrier Pollock, Wholesale Merchants and Haberdashers, in 59 South William Street. However, we have discovered that revolvers were dispatched from Birmingham in shoe boxes to the Button Department at this address.
Leo Keegan who looked after incoming mail took charge of these boxes and he and Maureen Kennedy, who was a typist in the company, delivered them to the Headquarters of the Dublin Brigade in Gardiner Row. (Based on testimony from the Military Archives).
Based on these true facts and with a little fiction mixed in, we have written the story of the Button Department. Hope you like it!
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