John & Michael Kelly’s Toy Fort 1960s

The Fort ( and toy soldiers) was handmade by Tom Kelly, Glasnevin, Co Dublin in the early 1960s for his sons John and Michael Kelly, and played with until the 1990s by their nephew Mark O’Connor pictured below.

Tom Kelly, the fort maker, with his daughter Lorraine

The fort all set up for play at Tom’s house

The instruction booklet is dated 1958