[The car in which Lord French was ambushed:

sergeant pointing out bullet hole]
Bibliographic Details
Main Creator: Hogan, W. D., photographer
In collection: Hogan-Wilson Collection
Format: Photo
Published / Created: December 19 1919.
Notes:Photographic print (embossed with "W.D. Hogan, / 56 Henry St., / Dublin." lower right) of RIC Sergeant pointing at the back of the vehicle where the bullet entered Lord French's (Field Marshal John Denton Pinkstone French, then British Viceroy, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and Supreme Commander of the British Army in Ireland) motor car on 19 December 1919. This was known as the Ashtown ambush - an unsuccessful assassination attempt led by Paddy Daly and ten volunteers of the IRA, (including Seán Treacy, Seamus Robinson, Seán Hogan, Joe Leonard, Martin Savage and Dan Breen) on Lord French as he made his way from Ashtown railway station (having returned from Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon) to the Phoenix Park.

Featured in the National Library of Ireland's "From Ballots to Bullets, Ireland 1918-1919" exhibition at the National Photographic Archive, Dublin, 2018-2019.

Physical description: 1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; 13.9 x 19.1 cm.

As a digital copy of this item is available, the original will not be issued.
Call Number View In Collection
HOGW 125
NPA Reading Room - Appt. only
Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.