Piaras Béaslaí describes some of the fiercest fighting that took place during Easter Week 1916 in the Church Street area of Dublin.

Edward Daly was commandant of Dublin's 1st battalion and occupied the Four Courts during Easter Week 1916. Piaras Béaslaí was Daly's second in command here he gives his account of how the battalion occupied a wide area on the north side of the city. Béaslaí describes the taking of a number of buildings and setting up barricades, the fierce fighting at Reilly's Fort at the intersection of Church Street and North King Street and his own personal exhaustion after days of fighting before the final surrender.