Via Sunday Miscellany on RTÉ Radio 1, Clodagh O'Donoghue tells a remarkable story from the War of Independence, 100 years on - listen to April 1st, 1921 above.

In April 1921, among all the other stories of violence and bloodshed in a war-ridden country that littered the pages of Irish newspapers is an account of the last hours of a distant relative. Christopher Reynolds, my grandmother's cousin, called Kit or Christy by various family members, was a 23-year-old part-time Gaelic footballer and full-time insurance agent – a handy sort of job if you happened to also be an active member of the IRA, as it gave you a good excuse for travelling around the county and country, relaying messages and carrying out orders as called upon...

Sunday Miscellany, RTÉ Radio 1, Sunday mornings at 9.10 am - listen back here.