Men who fought under the command of Éamon de Valera during the Easter Rising honoured at a ceremony in Boland's Mills.

Veterans of the IRA garrison who occupied Boland's Mills in Dublin during the 1916 Rising returned to the scene where they fought. The men were presented with a refurbished Howitzer shell similar to those used by the British Army in their attacks during the insurrection.

The survivors include Pat Galvin, William Woodcock, James Henry, Owen McArdle, James Daly, John Flynn, Thomas Fullam and Patrick Ward.

One of the veterans James Henry does not believe that the violence used in 1916 would work today.

In our time, it was vastly different altogether. There were promises, promises, promises and never anything.

Major General William Callaghan paid tribute to the dedication, loyalty, commitment and service given by the men.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 3 November 1980. The reporter is Brendan O'Brien.