Medical bottles used by Doctor Kathleen Lynn during the Easter Rising.
Medical doctor Kathleen Lynn (1874 – 1955) used iodine from these glass bottles to disinfect the wounds of insurgents during the Easter Rising. She was a Captain in the Irish Citizen Army and based in Dublin’s City Hall. At first she tended a group of insurgents on the roof of the building. The roof was soon coming under heavy fire and had to be evacuated. Dr Kathleen Lynn continued to treat wounded men until she was arrested when City Hall was captured early on Tuesday morning, 25th April 1916. She was released from prison in July 1916 and continued both, her support for the Irish nationalist cause and her medical career. In 1919, she founded St Ultan’s Hospital for Infants (Dublin) with her friend Madeleine ffrench-Mullen.