Dan Breen was one of the most wanted men in Ireland during the War of Independence. In 1920, he shot his way out of a police siege in Dublin and escaped with 22 bullet wounds! He fled to Prohibition America where he opened an illegal drinking den. Dan's speakeasy was located in Manhattan where most similar joints were controlled by organised crime. Rumour has it that Dan came into conflict with Al Capone and that Capone backed off.
On his return from New York, Breen was elected TD in the Dail where he stayed until retirement in 1965 . He died in Dublin in 1969 and was buried in Donohill near the place of his birth.
Clip of Dan Breen in 1966 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTS09G__CqQ
Each of the antique prints in our archive have been digitally enhanced and are as perfect as possible taking into consideration the age of the original. We have also added a subtle 'aged look' to each print which adds an extra aura of authenticity and creates a stunning atmosphere when framed.
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Dimensions: 16” X 10” approx.
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