Ned Daly took two paces forward and said in a loud voice: “I Am”

On the surrender we marched back through Henry Street to O’Connell St. We were lined up in single file with our backs on the Gresham Hotel where we grounded arms. After some tithe a small body of men from the Four Courts garrison under Commandant Ned Daly entered O’Connell St. from Parnell Street marched down and faced us across the street. The British General roared: “Who is in charge of this party?” Two heels clicked. Ned Daly took two paces forward and said in a loud voice: “I am”. We were then marched into the plot of ground opposite the Rotunda and remained in the open all night.

On Sunday morning we were marched to Richmond Barracks and, after a meal of dog biscuits and bully beef, we were marched to the boat that night. We were taken to Stafford Prison. After some time I was transferred to Frongoch and released at Christmas 1916.

Bureau of Military History testimony of Sean Price, Member of ‘B’ Company 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade

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