Sir Patrick Dun’s Hospital

Sir Patrick Dun’s Hospital

Sir Patrick Dun’s Hospital
On Lower Grand Canal Street, according to the Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook, the total casualties treated during Easter week at Sir Patrick Dun’s Hospital was 142: 73 military and 69 civilians.

It was also the scene of a murder on Easter Monday. “About three o’clock in the afternoon the rebels shot dead in front of the hospital a Scots Guard named Peter Ennis, who was home on leave. He was out for a walk at the time, and was quite unaware of the presence of the rebels,” reported the handbook.

During the bloodshed at Clanwilliam House and Mount Street, the staff from the hospital negotiated a ceasefire while they helped the wounded and dying. It more recent times it has been used as a community service hospital, a nursing home, and to host civil marriage ceremonies.