Dan Head (17) Killed at Customs 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 a truck full of Auxiliaries in order that his commanding officers could escape.. Paddy Daly called said he looked 15 & was ‘a mere boy’.

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