Former student of St Endas, Milo McGarry, recalls St Enda's Day 21 March 1916 when Patrick Pearse addressed all students, both former and present, telling them that the work at St Enda's school is complete.
Blood had been shed that day in Tullamore between the Volunteers and the police, and further bloodshed would come.
Milo McGarry was a member of the 3rd Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. On Easter Monday he accompanied his mother Margaret to Limerick with an order from Seán MacDiarmada that the Rising was going ahead. They returned to Dublin on Tuesday night where they made their way to Mountjoy Square and remained there until after the surrender.
This interview was recorded as part of the 'Portraits 1916' series - a collection of interviews made for television recording the personal memories of women and men who talk part in the Easter Rising. These interviews would eventually form the basis for the series ‘On Behalf of the Provisional Government’ which was first broadcast in 1966.