Cormac Turner recalls coming to Dublin in January 1916, life in Larkfield camp, Kimmage and fighting in Hopkins and Hopkins during the Easter Rising.

Cormac Turner joined the Irish Volunteers on their formation in Dublin in November 1913. He was a member of the 3rd Battalion, Dublin Brigade but when he moved to Glasgow in search of work the following year he joined the local Volunteer company.

In this interview Turner recalls his early days in the Volunteers and being sworn into the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) in 1915. Turner knew what he was getting involved in when he became a member,

"I understood it was a militant organisation... and it was more or less controlling the Volunteers".

In January 1916, Turner together with Volunteers Seamus Reader and Frank Scollan were chosen to go to Ireland after they had succeeded in raiding a colliery for explosives which were to be used in the Rising. Turner describes the raid and their journey to Ireland. They had to get the boat to Belfast and then travel to Dublin, as Turner recalls their trip was not without adventure.

Turner then became a member of the 'Kimmage Garrison', a company mainly made up of Volunteers from London, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester. They were based in Larkfield, Kimmage, the home of Joseph Plunkett. Describing the camp Turner says it was

"Properly organised on military lines, we did our spell of training".

During the Easter Rising Cormac Turner fought in Hopkins and Hopkins, a jewellers located on the corner of O'Connell Street and Eden Quay, overlooking O'Connell Bridge. Turner regularly had to go back and forth to the GPO to get supplies and remembers that on his return from one such visit a civilian was killed by a British sniper opposite Hopkins and Hopkins. His intended victim was Turner.

Cormac Turner was interviewed on 29 March 1965.