Emmet Dalton

This Saturday, March 4, a short event will take place to remember Major General Emmet Dalton (4 March 1898 – 4 March 1978), whose many distinctions include playing first-team football and serving a term as President of Bohemians.

Emmet was first Clerk of the Senate, a Major General in the National Army, a film producer, whose work included ‘This Other Eden’ , in which his daughter Audrey played the lead. He was founder of Ardmore Film Studios.

He was awarded the Military Cross for his part in the Battle of the Somme and later played leading part in the War of Independence. He was present at the final moments of both Tom Kettle (1916) and Michael Collins (1922).

Sean Boyne’s biography of Emmet Dalton was published in 2015

Meet: Bang Bang Café, North Leinster Street, Phibsborough 10.45 am.

There will be a short talk about Emmet Dalton’s life and place in Irish history.

It is proposed to walk to Emmet’s final resting place in Glasnevin Cemetery, where Paul Durcan’s ‘Lament for Emmet Dalton’ will be read. All welcome.

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