Gearóid O'Sullivan plaque - Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland
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N 51° 32.960 W 009° 15.961
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Quick Description: A plaque on Skibbereen Town Hall commemorating Gearóid O'Sullivan who was the man that raised the flag over the GPO in Dublin during the Easter Uprising of 1916.
Location: Munster, Ireland
Date Posted: 9/2/2013 6:46:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMHZTF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
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Long Description:
Gearóid O'Sullivan had the honor of raising the Irish Flag over the General Post Office (GPO) in Dublin as fighting raged around the Irish rebellion's GPO headquarters and throughout the streets of Dublin during the 1916 Easter Rising. O'Sullivan, then 25, was the youngest IRB officer fighting in the GPO. He had been personally chosen by rebellion leader Seán Mac Diarmada to serve as his aide-de-camp. The additional honor of raising the Rebel flag was given to him by another of the rebellion's leaders, Patrick Pearse.
Name of the revolution that the waymark is related to:
Irish Easter Uprising 1916


Adress of the monument:
Skibbereen Town Hall
Skibbereen, County Cork


What was the role of this site in revolution?:
The birthplace of the Gearóid O'Sullivan who raised the flag over the GPO.


Link that comprove that role: [Web Link]

When was this memorial placed?: 12/1/1966

Who placed this monument?: Not listed

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