Newsflash:

The Mitchell Library Reading Room is temporarily closed for refurbishment. More information ›

Newsflash:

Important update: Library events and opening hours. Read news item ›

Newsflash:

We're open Wednesday 26 January 2022, with changes to some services and opening hours ›

'Clontarf', an account of the attempted assassination of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, at Clontarf on 12 March 18681868

by Emily Nuttall Thorne
Transcript: 

any thing all I can remember is someone falling down beside me (Annie) some one falling down beside the Prince, people rushing up from all directions & then Annie Grier & I were alone. We heard another shot. Presently we saw Papa limping out of the crowd. I almost screamed out 'Oh Papa what is the matter' & he said 'I'm shot I'm shot. 

I then caught hold of his arm & tried to bring him to where Mama was but he turned round & was going amongst the crowd only as soon as I caught sight of the