From the Dublin Evening Telegraph, 1 May 1915:
“DEPARTURE FROM DUBLIN
Enthusiastic Send off
The departure of the 7th Batt. Royal Dublin Fusiliers, known as the ‘Pals’ Battalion, was responsible for remarkable scenes of enthusiasm in Dublin.
Crowds lined the whole route, and the windows along the streets were filled with cheering spectators. Practically all classes of the community are represented in the Battalion, which had a large number of professional men, barristers, solicitors,