Seamus Pounch was a member of Fianna Éireann, and of the so-called “Surrey House Clique”, a number of Fianna boys who used to meet regularly at Countess Markievicz’s house in Leinster Road, Rathmines. The earlier part of his statement recalls various Fianna activities and experiences, including routing a visiting troupe of Liverpool Boy Scouts, attending O’Donovan Rossa’s funeral and participating in the Howth gun-running.

In Jacob’s, he was responsible for provisions, and describes raiding surrounding shops for bread, potatoes and other food. He also describes a “miniature céilí” in the factory and the construction of an improvised Tricolour from materials to hand.

(See 2005/168 for a fragment of the Tricolour.)