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Luke Kelly

Birthplace: Dublin City, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Patrick Kelly and Christina Kelly
Father of Luke Kelly; Private and Private
Brother of John Kelly; Mary Kelly and Chris Kelly

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About Luke Kelly

Luke Kelly senior

In July 1914, Erskine and Mary Childers sailed the Asgard into Howth with a cargo of German guns for Irish Volunteers. The King’s Own Scottish Borderers were called in to intercept the weapons. As they returned from a modestly successful arms seizure, an angry crowd of civilians followed the troop up the Liffey, pelting them with insults and stones. A series of unfortunate events ensued which concluded when 21 soldiers discharged their weapons into the crowd at Bachelor’s Walk. Three people died and a further 38 were wounded. Among those 38 injured was a young boy called Luke Kelly. His son, also Luke, was one of the founding members of The Dubliners.

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Luke Kelly's Timeline

Dublin City, Ireland
November 17, 1940
Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland