THE new army is recruiting from the ranks of the strikers engaged in the current Lockout in the city.
At a public meeting outside Liberty Hall in Beresford Place in Dublin, James Connolly noted that Orangemen have already ordered a supply of rifles:
‘We have not done so yet…. But we want our men to be trained and drilled, so that when it comes to a pinch they will be able to handle a rifle.’
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With many thanks to: Gillean Robertson Miller – 1916 Easter Rising Historical Society:
http:// 1916 Easter Rising Historical Society