“Ammunition is stored at Flemings Grocer, Tolka Bridge Drumcondra”: 10.45pm

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Station of Origin Date 26 4 1916 Received at 10.45pm Sent at 10.45pm

From C Division To Chief Supt

D.o Rutherford phoned here to say that he had been informed that a large quantity of ammunition was recently removed from Lightfoots Home Farm Road, and that a quantity of it is still stored there. Also that ammunition is stored at Flemings Grocer, Tolka Bridge Drumcondra.

Motor cars are now [plying] with Sinn Feiners to and from Lightfoots and it is rumoured there are volunteers coming into the City from Swords.

Copied to Under Secretary

“” Garrison Adjutant

“Kinvarra is in the hands of Sinn Feiners shots are being fired”: RIC Depot

Royal Irish Constabulary Office

Dublin Castle

Read by Telephone from RIC Depot (IG) 10pm 26 4 16

  1. Wire received from Ballyvaughan

“That Kinvarra is in the hands of Sinn Feiners shots are being fired and ammunition seized from Traders.

2. Wire recd from Hd Qrs Irish Command Park Gate 26 4 16

Received 6.10pm

The Embarkation Commandant at Kingstown got a message wire wireless from Vice Admiral Queenstown- urgent- message by “pass to military from Senior Naval Officer. Galway-begins- all telegraphic communications cut off- railway destroyed for miles between Galway and Dublin- several police stations attacked but prominent rebels arrested now on board the “Laburnam” one policeman killed this morning. Galway itself quiet but bands of rebels in country near Tuam who have seized motor cars. At least 200 troops are necessary for safety of town and districts, rebels reported advancing on Town” ends.

N.B From Broadstone traffic mgt 10pm 26/4/16:

Traffic manager at Broadstone telephoned to Clonsilla an hour ago to ascertain state of line and was informed that as far as Athenry all is right but between Athenry & Galway, the rails have been pulled up in several places. He heard nothing of any bridge being blown up. He heard unofficially that Renmore Bks has been taken.

“Delivering material supposed ammunition to Jamesons Distillery Marrowbone Lane”

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Newmarket Station of Origin Date 26 4 1916 Received at 10pm Sent at 10.10pm

From SS Haugh To Chief Comm

Const. Woulfe 100a reports that on 26th inst Patrick Keogh known as (moggie Keogh) 15 Dolphins Barn was delivering material supposed ammunition to Jamesons Distillery Marrowbone Lane when his horse and cart was seized by the military. The Const was also informed that he has ammunition stored at rere of his premises. Also McCarthy of Raleigh Place & McCabe 4 Dolphins Barn St and ammunition is also stored in Emerald Square. Meetings have been held by the Sinn Feiners on various occasions on Nolan’s Public House 2 Dolphins Barn during past few days.

Copied to Sir Matthew Nathan

“” Garrison Adjutant

Telephone MN 26/4

.. by U.S over to R.C. Kelly Capt

“Sinn Fein Volunteers were attacking the back of Crown Alley Telephone Exchange”

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Rathmines Station of Origin Date 26 4 1916 Received at 9.40pm Sent at 9.40pm

From SS Murphy To Chief Supt copied to Under Sectry

The Superintendent of the G P Office called here and stated that the Sinn Fein Volunteers were attacking the back of Crown Alley Telephone Exchange.

Under Secretary stated he would phone it himself

Co. Clare: “Men endeavoured to force stores of Ellen Caslys house Cahersherkin”

Post Office Telegram

SB HB

Service Instructions: OHMS

From: Ennistymon

To: U.S. D Castle

Sent: 8.15pm

Received: 8.45pm

Men endeavoured to force stores of Ellen Caslys house Cahersherkin in sub district of Ennistymon about midnight last night demanding a gun from her son Thomas who replied by firing a shot through the back door at attacking party. I cannot say if any of them were wounded. They also broke 3 panes in a window […] robbery of arms.

No arrests.

DI Ennistymon

“Could any military be got to occupy the Barrack before the Sinn Feiners take it”

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Green St Station of Origin Date 26 4 1916 Received at 7.40pm Sent at 7.45pm

From Supt D To Chief Comm

Staff Sergt O’Reilly in charge of Manor St DMP Barrack has received information that Sinn Feiners are to take Manor St BK tonight as it has a commanding view of that neighbourhood. Could any military be got to occupy the Barrack before the Sinn Feiners take it.

Copied to Sir Matthew. Sent by hand to garrison & H Qrs could not be had on phone: Garrison informed.

“The following troops will leave Liverpool tomorrow for Kingstown”

To Sir Matthew Nathan            April 26th 1916

I have just shown your wire to the Prime Minister and took instructions to General French from him with the following result. The following troops will leave Liverpool tomorrow for Kingstown. 1 Field Artillery Brigade, 1 Infantry Brigade, 1 Field Company RE Division, 1 Squadron and Divisional Headquarters. The remainder of the Division will be concentrated at Liverpool and will be sent off as the situation demands and as transports become available. Kindly inform General Friend of these arrangements. The Prime Minister wishes the wire here to be kept open during the night and I have arranged accordingly.

POWER