The death took place in the South City Infirmary yesterday of Mr. Laurence Slevin, 100 Church Street, Dublin, a veteran of the Land League struggle and probably the oldest man to be at his post in the fight for the Republic in 1922.
He was over 80 years of age and first saw the inside of a British jail when he was sentenced at Naas in 1882 for his national activities. He fought in 1916 with the Four Courts garrisson, gave considerble help during the Anglo-Irish War and took up his post as a fighting man again in Barry's Hotel in 1922 in the struggle against the "Treaty."
The remains will be removed to St. Paul's Church, Arran Quay, to-night.
The Irish Press (Dublin, Ireland), January 15, 1936.
The funeral of Mr. Laurence Slevin, a Land League veteran and the oldest man who took part in the 1916 Rising, took place to Glasnevin Cemetery yesterday following Mass, celebrated at St. Paul's Cathedral, Arran Quay, by Rev. M. Burke, CC.
The chief mourners were: Messrs. William and Joseph Slevin (sons), Mrs. Esther Shaw and Miss Annie Slevin (daughters), Mrs. Murrin (sister-in-law), Mrs. Kearns and Boland (nieces), Messrs. Morgan, Neddie, Edward, Bartholomew and James Slevin (nephews).
Father Albert Fianna Fail Cumman, of which deceased was member, was represented by Messrs. F. Scott, T.C.; S. Connolly, B. Devlin, and J. Mooney.
The 1916 Club was represented by Messrs. M. Haire, J. Maher, J. McGreal, P. Leonard, S. O'Connor, M. Howlett, C. Cooke, Mrs. Gettings and Mrs. Halpin.
The attendance also included: Messrs. Liam Pedlar, Circulation Manager, Irish Press, J. Maher, H. Hardy, S. Ryan, J. M. Hynes, T. McMullan, D. Callaghan and Mrs. Hynes.
The Irish Press (Dublin, Ireland), January 17, 1936.