Tag Archive: Jack Nalty

Dec 09

Rory O’Connor , Jack Nalty and the chess-set fit for heroes

Rory O'Connor remembered

On the 8th December 1922  four republican prisoners were executed by the Free State at Mountjoy Gaol . The evening before one of the men, Rory O’Connor, had been playing chess with his comrades. Upon receiving the news of his sentence , he handed his chess set to fellow prisoner , the North Wall man …

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