Vol. Patrick Shortis


Vol. Patrick Shortis

Ballybunion, County Kerry, Ireland
Death 28 Apr 1916 (aged 23)
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Burial Glasnevin, County Dublin, Ireland
Memorial ID 162844360 View Source

Volunteer Patrick Shortis served at the GPO, during the 1916 Easter Rising. He was a member of "F" Company, 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade.

He was born in Ballybunion Co. Kerry.
Son of William Shortis and Anne Shortis, formerly Brown. His father was then the Station Master at Ballybunion.
He was later a General Merchant and Publican.
His father died in 1905, and his mother died in 1907.

Educated at St. Brendan's Seminary, Killarney, and later at All Hallows College, Dublin.

In the 1911 census, he was recorded at All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin, as an 18 year old Clerical Student of Theology, and undergraduate of the National University of Ireland.
He took his B.A. at University College Dublin, in or about 1914.

He attended the Wireless College in Caherciveen, Co. Kerry, and passed a Wireless Examination in London, but was not given the certificates, owing to his republican views and concerns over the War. He remained in London, where he was actively involved with the Volunteers.
He came back to Dublin in January 1916.
In Easter week, he was mainly involved in the GPO outposts at Henry Street and Jervis Street. His unit was recalled to the GPO on Friday morning, before the evacuation. He died at the junction of Moore Street and Henry Place during the breakout.
He is buried in the 1916 plot in Glasnevin Cemetery.

Those who were killed on Moore Street, during the attempted breakout, following the evacuation of the G.P.O. after the fire included,

Charles Carrigan
Henry Coyle
Francis Macken
The O'Rahilly
Patrick Shortis

His name is included on
1916 Easter Rising Memorial Wall
in Glasnevin Cemetery.

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  • Created by: John
  • Added: 19 May 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 162844360
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Vol. Patrick Shortis (10 Oct 1892–28 Apr 1916), Find a Grave Memorial ID 162844360, citing Glasnevin Cemetery, Glasnevin, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by John (contributor 47032041) .