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Hi, I’m looking for any information you can give me about my great grand father Andy “Dazzler” Mulligan. According to my mother and her cousins (his grandchildren) he was a gun runner in the Easter Rising who fought with Pearse in the G.P.O., eventually captured and imprisoned in Bristol before being tortured and left paralysed. He also allegedly had the proclamation hid in a wall in a pig yard in the inner city.

That’s all the info I have but I can’t find anywhere this is written down.

I would appreciate any help you can give me.

Regards,
Bryan Higgins

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  1. Johnny Doyle August 30, 2010 at 8:06 am

    an A Mulligan of 7 Wilfred Place off Summer Hill appears in the list of those transported to Knutsford from Richmond Barracks 1st May 1916.

  2. angela malone/crowley October 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    would love to find more info on my grandad andy mulligan

    angela

  3. Robert Mulligan January 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    There was an article in the independent years ago on Andy ‘Dazzler’ Mulligan. It was an old battered piece of paper that my father found in his mams. I’m not sure of the date but maybe you could check their archives.

  4. tracy March 7, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    hi, my name is tracy. andy mulligan would be my great great grandad. My dad just gave me two articles on him. one is headed Citizen army, roll of honour easter week 1916 – general post office. (his name is one of the mentioned). The second is an article title
    history touched
    The “Dazzler”
    This is quoted from his wife kathleen. tells of how be brought the type that printed the proclamation from capel st to liberty hall in 1916. how he dissapeared for a few months and had been in knutsford goal in england. he had been in the GPO with Pearse and ferried the ammunition from liberty hall to the post office in a cab. he died in 1942 at 4 willet place.

  5. George Mulligan March 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    hi, my name is George Mulligan and Andy Mulligan is my Grandfather. If anyone has any information on where he may be buried would be much appriciated.

  6. George Mulligan March 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    hi George here again. Woundering if anyone has any information of the date of the article in the Evening Herald refering to the “Dazzler”.
    I remember reading this at about the age of 14.

  7. damien higgins March 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    tracy..
    hi im one of andy’s great grandchildren .im living in coolock .myself and one of my uncles are trying to do a bit of research on the dazzler. i have a bit of good info and i was woundering if i could maybe get a look at the two articals you have and i could give you a look at what i have .we payed for a research company to do a backround check for us ……
    we also have an apointment with one of the army barracks to look through their records …….if you could get back to me i would appricate it .you can get me on facebook at DAMO HIGGINS …….
    tks

  8. Angela malone/Crowley May 23, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Hi all.
    my mam was josephine crowley.mulligan she was andys daughter she had some paper cuts on andy sadly she passed away last year so iam not to sure what becaume of the papers.i would love to find out more about andy my granddad.

  9. George Mulligan July 21, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    hi dad is george your mother brother

  10. George Mulligan July 21, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    contact me on facbook

  11. patrick mulligan October 20, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    you can get a copy of history touched the dazzler from the sunday press dated november 30th 1952 from the national museum kildare street, they hold the archives from the press.

  12. John Mulligan October 20, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Hi all, The article “History Touched The Dazzler” appeared in The Sunday Press on November 30th 1952. You can view and print this page, I think it’s page 3, in The National Library, Kildare Street. I hope this helps.

  13. Maelduin June 9, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Here he is in the Census https://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Dublin/Mountjoy/Moore_s_Cottages/30986/

    and here’s roughly where he lived:

    53.355066, -6.252290

    Moore’s Cottages were off Rutland Street https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=64706840

    Who tortured him and paralysed him? Was this in the War of Independence (so the RIC or DMP or Auxiliaries or British Army or Black-and-Tans), or the Civil War (so the CID in Oriel House or the IRA)?

  14. Maelduin June 9, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Also, here’s his application for a military pension for 1916 service https://mspcsearch.militaryarchives.ie/detail.aspx?parentpriref= The two PDFs are scans of his original handwritten application with signatures supporting it, and the correspondence pertaining to it.

  15. Maelduin June 9, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Oh, and one of the additional pages from that census shows the full address: Moore’s Cottages, Willit Place, off Rutland Street: https://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000066791/

  16. Gordon Mulligan September 3, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Greetings to all above and beyond. I am a great granson and am glad that all information regarding Andy has not been lost. My Father Frank Mulligan has recently shown me Andy’s grave in Glasnevin.

  17. Sio Mulligan December 3, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Hi All, here is a link to a recent Irish Times article concerning the aforementioned Andy Dazzler Mulligan.
    https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/rank-and-file-members-of-1916-gpo-garrison-documented-in-labour-of-love-1.2438524
    His plot location in Glasnevin is BL 181 ST. PATRICK’S Section.
    As is appears we’re all referencing the same person here, and given that 2016 is just around the corner, how about organising a meet up in & around Easter 2016 to pay our respects to the man?

  18. Ciara Coyle February 22, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    there has been a write up in the Irish Times about him recently with the centenary celebrations coming up soon I thought you all might like to check it out.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/rank-and-file-members-of-1916-gpo-garrison-documented-in-labour-of-love-1.2438524

    I am his great grand-daughter.

  19. carlamarrinan May 5, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Hello! I just wanted to say that after a recent visit from Andy Mulligan’s family to the National Print Museum, we have now included a line in our Proclanation info panel acknowledging The Dazzler. We actually have an exhibition opening tomorrow evening at 18.30, if any of the family would like to attend – we appear to have mislaid contact details and have been trying to get in touch!

  20. AbbieMulligan September 7, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Also looking for information on my great, great father Andy The Dazzler Mulligan.

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