Padraig O Caoimh (POK) in conversation with Richard Mulcahy (RM) in 1964 continued (my edits).
RM: Now, when did you, how did you get into the Volunteers?
POK: How did I get into the Volunteers? The day that there was a meeting below in York Street (in 1914).
RM: In York Street?
POK: Yes. I went to 41 York Street.
RM: What meeting was in York Street?
POK: There was a meeting of the South, the Southern Volunteers there do you see and they called a meeting for us to join and Sean Fitzgibbon was in it and Simon Donnelly and who else was there? Oh, the lads from Donnybrook were there, de Valera was there and that was the 3rd Battalion. That's the night I joined. Well it was changed from that then up to a slaughter yard that Simon Donnelly got at the back of the butcher's shop in Camden Street, at Long Lane, I think they call it. We drilled there for 3 or 4 months. Of course we used to go to Larkfield in Kimmage on a Saturday. Con Collins and I were off shooting.
RM: So Con belonged to the 3rd Battalion, although he lived over on the North Circular Road.
POK: He lived on the NCR with Mrs. Dunne.
RM: With Sean MacDermott?
POK: That's right.
RM: Well now. How did ye get into the Rising? When did you hear there was going to be a Rising and what exactly did you do about it?
POK: Oh begob, that's a long one!
RM: Is it?
POK: That's a long one! (laughter).
to be continued.............