Boy's National School

Michael Collins
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Here is the former Boy's National School, rebuilt in 1884. This school has the unique record in that three of its past pupils fought in Dublin during the rising on 1916. Michael Collins fought in the G.P.O. which was the H.Q. of the Rising against the British. Seán Hurley and Con O'Donovan were attached to the Four Courts command at the junction of Church St. and North St. Seán Hurley was mortally wounded on April 29th just before the cease-fire. It is of some interest to note that Michael Collins' brother Seán, was married to Catherine Hurley, sister of Seán Hurley. In 1934 a student strike took place in this school in objection to others wearing the blue shirt of a political movement.