Standard Hotel

Standard Hotel

Standard Hotel, Harcourt St in 1950s

aerial view standard hotel

None of the British officers asked for by the squad arriving at the Standard Hotel were in their rooms

Michael Collins' offices at 76 Harcourt Street were raided in November 1919 and he escaped down the skylight of the Standard Hotel next door, cracking a rib in the process. Modern Harcourt Hotel is at number 60

In 1927 Thom's Directory gives it at 79-82 Harcourt St - The Standard Hotel . The building is shared with the Dutch Consulate a J.R.A.W. Weenick and is at the junction with Clonmel St. Number 76 is listed as a Catholic Girls Hostel

WS 621 Patrick Mullen says he was in group from 4th Battalion, C Coy who were assigned Standard Hotel raid. However raid was called off before they got there, as targets were no longer there. His job would have been to smash the phones

The Commander of C Coy, 4th Battalion, was Gerry Byrne. He had been detailed to mount a 2 man patrol from St Leonards Corner to Rialto, and to fire warning shots if a British patrol came their way. Leonard's corner is the junction between the South Circular Road and Clanbrassil St. Rialto is to the west of the junction and about where the old extension to the canal was located. So say the patrol progressed west on South Circular road i.e. past Wellington Barracks and towards Kilmainham. It is a long way from Harcourt St.

WS621. On Saturday, 2nd November 1920, a number of us, from the 4th Battalion, were selected for operations against British agents on the following morning. Our instructions were that we were to meet outside whitefriars St. Chapel on the following morning, Sunday, and we were to proceed to the Standard Hotel where two British agents, Intelligence officers, were staying. I cannot now recall who was in charge of our operation; I believe he wes a member of the Intelligence staff, as he was to identity the men who were to be shot. My particular job was to smash the telephone and prevent anyone from entering or leaving the hotel. On our way to the Standard Hotel word reached us that the men we were after were not then in the place and that we could return home as quickly as possible

Sean Smith’s appointment with four officers at the Standard Hotel in Harcourt Street was called off, never kept. There was no longer anyone there to kill

Addresses raided by the IRA