Michael MallinFrom Victor Tong (’68),

“I was in UK for a wedding and made a stop in Dublin to pay respect to my beloved Fr Mallin’s father Michael Mallin. For those of you who are not aware, Michael Mallin was an IRA leader in the unsuccessful 1916 Rising. He was executed by the Brits. But the Rising drastically changed public opinion and led to the Irish independence in 1920. I thought they honoured him by naming a train station after him. Little did I know he was a big hero in Dublin and I saw his name and plagues everywhere. Including a hero’s resting place in one the most famous cemeteries in Dublin. I am so glad we made this trip. I can cross this off my bucket list now. See more pictures here.