Padraig Allen

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Balinteer locals help ambulance crew members from Donnybrook Fire Station on Sunday. Photograph: Donnybrook Fire Service

There were many instances of good neighbourliness during the recent cold snap, but the people of Ballinteer, Co Dublin took it to another level. An (...)

St John Ambulance nursing officers circa 1916. Photograph courtesy of St John Ambulance Archives

Nurses both professional and voluntary took active part during Easter Week 1916 when Dublin unexpectedly became a battle ground. Sir Patrick Dun’s H(...)

A clipping from the Irish Times in 1916 about Holden Stodart, an ambulance volunteer killed during the 1916 Rising. (Right) Mr Stodart’s grave in Mount Jerome in Dublin.

Padraig Allen, a member of St John Ambulance Brigade, recalls Holden Stodart, a volunteer who was fatally wounded while helping those engaged in th(...)