Michael Mallin at wikipedia and in the 1911 census.
Wow, his son, Father Joseph Mallin, is apparently still alive! He would be 104 now.
Under arrest with Constance Markievicz, in the archive.
The son, Father Joseph Mallin, tells his story in 2015 - youtu.be/hzaET7zxZy8
Ed. And recent (June 2017) developments - www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/son-103-seeks-...
Described here as a "Memorial Card" by www.flickr.com/photos/militaryarchives/
(Flickr is sometimes amazing)
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Yup! To the best of my information Fr Mallin is still alive in Hong Kong.
Michael Mallin's last letter (unedited) to his wife Agnes Hickey - kilmainhamgaolmuseum.ie/collection/ - select the "Michael Mallin Letter (1916)" button.
Ed. Amazed to see that such a personal letter was published so soon in the Australian press in September 1916 - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/154379231 - with a postscript "His wife had often advised him to go to Australia, because, never strong in health, the Irish winter used to try him very much."
I've yet to read any compelling description or critique as to why he was appointed to a leadership role in Stephens Green. His British Army experience (bandsman, drummer?) was limited to minimal firearms training and beyond that, the opportunity of general observation. Events in Stephens Green proved no one in command had any military nous. This is not to question Mallin's character - it says more about Connolly's judgement.
And the choice of Dun Laoghaire rail station as the edifice to be re-named in his honour in 1966 is another complete mystery. He had no known association with the town, or the railway. It's as if the powers that be had no other suitable building available. Is there any material out there discussing this?
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The publisher, Powell Press, 22 Parliament St. Dublin (next door to Sunlight Chambers and now a pizza restaurant) printed for both sides in 1916 as can be seen here. Similar portraits of the 1916 leaders, printed by Powell's, were all taken by the Keogh Bros.
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He witnessed and signed Countess Markiewicz's last will and testament here:
Courtesy of the Allen Library/South Dublin Libraries