Dan Head, Seventeen Year Old Volunteer Killed at Custom House 1921

#OnThisDay 1921 Dan Head, the 17 year old Volunteer & keen footballer was shot dead as he ran down Abbey Street after the IRA attack on the Custom House. Head had thrown a grenade at British soldiers injuring several. Paddy Daly, member of the Squad, called said Head looked 15 & was ‘a mere boy’.

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