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In 1911 John Heuston 20 yrs old railway clerk resided house 7 in Military Road (Pt. of) (Limerick No. 4 Urban, Limerick) 
He was an Irish rebel and member of Fianna Éireann. He worked as a railway clerk for the Great Southern and Western Railway Company in Limerick, and was in charge of Fianna Éireann in Limerick. He organised courses on military drill, signalling, scout training and weapons training and lectures on Irish history and Irish language classes. He organised a credit system to help volunteers buy their uniforms.
With Con Colbert, Seán Heuston was involved in the education of the schoolboys at Scoil Éanna, organising drill and musketry exercises.
He was a captain in the Irish Volunteers and took part in the Easter Rising of 1916. He commanded the garrison of the Mendicity Institute on Usher’s Quay on south of the River Liffey with about twenty men of the First Battalion of Volunteers. He held the Mendicity Institution against overwhelming odds for two days, though it was originally only intended to be held for 3–4 hours.
He was executed by firing squad on the 8th of May in Kilmainham Gaol. He was twenty-six years old.
Heuston Railway station in Dublin is named after him.
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