Heuston’s Fort, an Irish History Book, is based on the story of the fight in the Easter Rising of 1916 in Dublin at the Mendicity Institution Building on Ushers Island. It has been co-authored by three grandchildren of combatants in that battle.

Heuston’s Fort is a book that seeks to highlight the importance of the battle of the Mendicity Institution Garrison to the 1916 Easter Rebellion in Ireland.

The small contingent of 29 men made a significant contribution in prolonging the rebellion by preventing large numbers of troops from attacking the central command at the General Post Office and other larger garrisons such as the Four Courts and Dublin Castle. This book includes combatant's personal accounts of the battle and profiles on each of the fighters.


Helen Kelly

Born in Rush and Granddaughter to Patrick Kelly, 5th Battalion ‘Fingal Brigade’, Lusk Company. Patrick Kelly mobilised on the Easter Monday under Commandant Thomas Ashe. He was part of the reinforcements sent by Connolly to the Mendicity under Captain Richard Coleman. Helen has had a long-time interest in The Rising.

Eamonn McHale

Born in Dublin and grandson to William O’Dea who assembled at St. George’s Church on Easter Monday along with his fellow Volunteers of D Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade. Eamonn has since retiring in 2012 developed a great interest and pride in the men of the Mendicity Garrison.

Jimmy Stephenson

Grandson to Patrick J Stephenson who was Quartermaster to Seán Heuston’s D Company. Dubliner Jimmy has had since childhood, great pride and interest in his grandfather’s part in the Rising.

Illustrations by Jimmy Wren

Born in Dublin and son of James Wren who at the age of 17 served in the GPO during the Rising, Jimmy is an accomplished Irish Historian and Writer, Villages of Dublin, Biographical Dictionaries of GPO Garrison Easter Week 1916, and The Four Courts & Mendicity Institution.

Heuston’s Fort is an Irish History Paperback Book with 190 pages and over 100 Illustrations.

Publisher; Odnem Publishing, Jimmy Stephenson, 111 Manchester Road, Sheffield, S10 5DH. UK. ISBN 978-0-9955945-0-0

Printer; Lettertec Ireland, County Cork

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