1914-07-26 Dublin Bachelor’s Walk – Shooting by British Soldiers

At about 6.30pm on July 26, 1914 along Bachelors Walk beside the Liffey River the King’s Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) returning to the Royal Barracks (now Collins Barracks) were confronted by a hostile crowd of about 600.

When the KOSB had reached about 100 yards of the Ha’penny Bridge, the crowd was right behind them at which point the soldiers were ordered to block the street. They fired on the crowd. Four people died and many more were injured, including John Nolan of 44 Cabra Road, Dublin, who received a bullet wound to the leg.

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