Christopher Whelan & Easter Uprising – Dublin visit to see grave & catchup with cousins
Margarets parents Lawrence Whelan (1897) and Mary Bradshaw (abt 1874) had 3 children: Margaret (1899-1978) , Christopher (1900-1915) and Annie.
Christopher Whelan was shot while in his bed reading a book by British Troops in the Easter uprising. Christopher was 14 years old. The British army had the wrong house. They arrested his father Lawrence and he was in prison for 2 days before being released – we believe this was Kilmainham Gaol which was used for many captured by the British army at this time but we do not have a record.
Christopher was shot at 30 Great North Street in Dublin where his father Lawrence was proprietor of a hotel. He is interred at the Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin where 250 bodies were buried between Easter Monday the 24th April and 11th July.