This is the memorial card for Charles Darcy who died on the first day of the Rising at the age of 15.
This memorial card shows a photograph of Charles Darcy who died on 24th April 1916, the first day of the Easter Rising. As a member of the Irish Citizen Army, he had been part of the attempted invasion on Dublin Castle on Easter Monday. He was shot on the roof of Henry and James Clothiers in Parliament Street, opposite Dublin Castle.
The text on the card reads:
“In Fond and Loving Memory
OF OUR DEAR SON CHARLES D’ARCY
4 Murphy’s Cottages, Dublin
Killed in Action Easter Week
Aged 15 years”
It also includes a number of prayers.
Fifty-four years after the Rising, in 1970, Charles’ mother Elizabeth Darcy donated this memorial card and other objects belonging to her son to the National Museum of Ireland.