If anyone's been following the story of the Castle Document........ http://theoldric.com/topic/1890/Secret-Orders-Issued-Military-Officers-Castle-Document
Some interesting stuff about a central figure will be posted here.
A short intro.
I’ve always been into world history but in recent years have focused on learning 1912-1923 Irish history.
A few recent books mentioned something new to me – “the Castle Document”; and named a mysterious “Mr. Smith” as the source.
Sounded like an Irish joke.
I’d filed that away with a long list of items and events to be followed up. Some year.
But in Feb 2014 a post by forum member caplestreetman, CSM, our favourite cloak-and-dagger fan, resulted in contact from a grandson of the 1916 spy in the Castle.
The grandson told of some intriguing family connections.
I got hauled in and firmly hooked – and thereby hangs this tale.
To be continued......