Thought Of The Day
“Now is the time to know
That all that you do is sacred.

Now is the time to understand
That all your ideas of right and wrong
Were just a child’s training wheels
To be laid aside
When you can finally live
With veracity
And love.”
Hafiz
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Douglas ffrench Mullen

Ffrench Mullen, Douglas. Captain, “D” Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers.
Born in 1892, aged about 24 years old during the Rising. Fought in the South Dublin Union, James’s Street.  He joined the Irish Volunteers in 1913 and became Captain after the split in 1914. He was wounded receiving a bullet wound to the leg during the fighting and after the surrender he was taken to Ship Street Barracks where he was held for 24 hours, he was then taken to Richmond Barracks where he was held for a month receiving treatment. He was deported and held first in Woking Barracks and then Frongoch. He was released sometime around the end of August of the middle of September. He re-joined the Volunteers on his return to Ireland assisting in reorganising the 4thBattalion. He remained with the Volunteers up to about 1917 or early 1918 and then took no further part in activities.
– http://irishmedals.org/south-dublin-union.html

 


 

A postcard sent to, Douglas ffrench Mullen

 

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Transcript –

“A cara,
We are holding a little ceiledh here for the boys on Thursday next at 8.00 – Just a private thing.
Paul, ____ & one or two other good men are coming.
Should be very anxious to have an accompaniment. Could you at all come?”