Easter Rising Prisoners arrive at Frongoch 1916

#OnThisDay 1916 The first prisoners from the Easter Rising began arriving at Frongoch Prison in Wales. More would arrive by train two days later. Frongoch was initially used to house German Prisoners of War from the war raging on the continent. Over 3500 people had been arrested following the Rising, despite it having fewer participants than the number arrested.

At the height, there would be 1775 Irish men in the ‘University of Revolution’ including most famously, Michael Collins, fifth from right.

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