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INFORMATION REQUIRED IRISH VOLUNTEERS APRIL 2015

INFORMATION REQUIRED APRIL 2015

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james Cassidy . He was from the bone in Belfast and is pictured in this photo .
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Mary J Murphy

Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:45 AM

To: info@irishvolunteers.org

Subject: Michael McHugh / Eva O’Flaherty

What a wonderful resource your site is James, and many thanks for sharing it

Two historical figures intrigue me, both from north Galway.

Eva O’Flaherty – apparently a great friend of Sean MacDermott, Dr Lynn,

Maire Comerford, Anita MacMahon & Darrell Figgis et al, who was in

Cumann na mBan in 1914 with Louise Gavan Duffy … I know too that

she was very involved in the prisoner’s fund (I don’t have the exact name of

the organisation but I think it was the one that Kathleen Clarke ran) – have

you ever come acrcoss her – Eva O’Flaherty – in your research ?

Michael J McHugh (possibly used the Irish version of his name) – T. Gay

was his commanding officer, he was also born in north Galway and from what

we know was very involved in printing and in Collins’ Intelligence network – have you ever

come across him either in your research ?

With many thanks for the moment,

MJ Murphy. .
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Dorothy Berkeley

Email
dberkeley@lsh.co.uk

Website
http://

Message
Richard Gough from Inchecore Dublin was a volunteer do have any details for me and is there a medal the family are due ?
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: markanthony117@talktalk.net
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:53 PM
To: info@irishvolunteers.org
Subject: William Flynn

To whom it may concern,

I’m sorry to trouble you, but was wondering whether the organisation would be able to assist me. My Great-grandmother’s (Catherine Flynn) grandfather (William Flynn) was allegedly an Irish Volunteer, Cork brigade and signed up 1914. I was just wondering whether there were any more details available such as his birthdate, parents names and where in Cork he was from?

I would be much obliged if you could please give this some consideration and get back to me with any pertinent information.

Thank you for taking the time to read my email and I look forward to hearing from you.

Respectfully,

Mark
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Greetings from Tipperary,
I was at, and enjoyed, your wonderful display of items in Hayes Hotel, Thurles, last weekend.

I was speaking with one of you fine men while you were putting away the displays, as a few items had caught my attention. He asked that I email this email address with my questions, so here goes.

I saw on one of the tables a reference to the only Cumann na mBan woman to be killed by the Tans. I think the story was, they called for her brothers, they were not there, so they shot her instead. May I ask, what was the name of this lady, do you have any details on her story by any chance?

Also there was another leaflet or news item which referred to two pics of two boys, who were killed, was it in crossfire? I simply cannot recall any details, only that it was a document showing two pics, or two boys, who got killed. Any ideas what this was that I saw? What is the story here I wonder?

Well I really hope you can help me.
Thanks again for bringing your display to Thurles.
All the very best
Con McGrath

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Raymond M. Keogh
Email raymond@ourownidentity.com
Website http://ourownidentity.com
Message The Gerald Keogh Identity Series (called after the Irish Volunteer) will appear on:
www.ourownidentity.com from April 2015.
Raymond

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markanthony117@talktalk.net
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:53 PM
To: info@irishvolunteers.org
Subject: William Flynn

To whom it may concern,

I’m sorry to trouble you, but was wondering whether the organisation would be able to assist me. My Great-grandmother’s (Catherine Flynn) grandfather (William Flynn) was allegedly an Irish Volunteer, Cork brigade and signed up 1914. I was just wondering whether there were any more details available such as his birthdate, parents names and where in Cork he was from?

I would be much obliged if you could please give this some consideration and get back to me with any pertinent information.

Thank you for taking the time to read my email and I look forward to hearing from you.

Respectfully,

Mark
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Hello,

I am wondering if you have contact details for someone within the “Third Tipperary Brigade Old IRA Commemoration Committee”.

I am trying to research my great grandfather Patrick Cleary. We believe he was involved in the Independence movement but in what capacity we do not know.

From his obituary in 1974:
“led the volunteer branch in Clerihan and was responsible for the training of several hundred men. His residence in Ardgeeha was subjected to a number of raids by Black and Tan forces and his house had been the venue for sittings of the Republican courts”

We do not know anything about what he did and would love to get answers to our questions.

Thank you,

Martin Phelan
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Finn
Email finnian.muschinski@sydstu.catholic.edu.au
Website http://
Message Hello

I was just wondering if you could possible help me in any way. My Great Grandfarther was a member of the Irish Volunteers and i was wondering how would i gop about finding out any more information about that and if their are any records or such. He was a member of North Kildare 2nd, his name Thomas Mullally, from Athgarvan, Kildare.

Many Thanks
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Jerry O’Connell
Email jrr.oconnell@gmail.com
Website http://
Message Trying to find out about medal awarded to my Father – Jeremiah O’Connell, Broadford, Co Limerick but living in Tarbert, Co Kerry when medal awarded. I think he was engineer in the West Limerick Brigade. My brother said that our Father told him that he was a judge of the court at time. Where can I find information about this
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Eileen Markey
Email eileenmarkey@gmail.com
Website http://
Message Hello.
I’m looking for information on John Clarke, born 1896 Dromard, Dromore West, Co. Sligo. Joined the IRB in Boston, returned home to fight in 1921. Allegedly was imprisoned in Mountjoy in 1922 or 23. Would love to know if he was arrested at the same time as Tommy Goff, also of Sligo, who was shot by IFS April 23 1923.
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Enclosed Pic of Christy Mackey, known in Rush Co Dublin as Kit. He was a member of old IRA North Dublin. His years 1899 to 1979. He remained single and lived with his brothers Paddy and Jim and sister Mary Jo who was Postmistress there for many years. They run a butchery in rush village but Kit or Christy had a greenhouse at the back of their house in the Mall. I did temporary relief at the post office in about 1971 and remained a visitor at Mackey’s for several years.
Mary Jo told me that Christy was on the run for a good while. I guess until things got resolved. During my time visiting Christy used have an outside concrete seat which he painted green, white and orange. i never thought to take a photo of it. This pic used hang over his bed. For a time one could get their portrait taken and later get a coloured one. before my last time, I asked Mary Jo if I could get a copy of it because I held a grea affection for him. John Buckley was reared at the Mall and got the dwelling house. I am telling you this in case this pic is not good enough. I found John Buckley to be very agreeable.
Yours sincerely, Ellen Hanna.

Irish Volunteers Organisation <info@irishvolunteers.org>wrote:

From: info@irishvolunteers.org
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 4:52 PM
To: info@irishvolunteers.org
Subject: A comment from Ellen Hanna

a form has been submitted on November 17, 2014, via: http://irishvolunteers.org/contact/ [IP 109.76.186.235]
Your default form
Your Name Ellen Hanna
Email ellenhanna1@yahoo.ie
Website http://
Message I have got a colour picture of Christopher Mackey, Rush, Co Dublin, in uniform wearing leather belt of republican army.
he is buried in Whitestown cemetery Rush Co Dublin 1979
Christy M 001 irish volunteer

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: sbinashui@gmail.com
URL :
Whois : http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/194.165.189.66
Comment:
I’d love to know if anyone has any information or photos relating to Sean/Jack O’Leary, of the 1st Battalion in Tipperary. He was killed by Auxiliaries on March 27 1921, dying in a hospital in Nenagh. He had worked in a bank in Nenagh before going on the run but was originally from Killarney, and is mentioned in a couple of witness statements:

http://www.bureauofmilitaryhistory.ie/reels/bmh/BMH.WS1597.pdf#page=17

http://www.bureauofmilitaryhistory.ie/reels/bmh/BMH.WS1392.pdf

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Subject: plunkett column

Message Body:
Can you please give me some information on plunkett column picture 1923 the lady sitting front left i belive to be my grand aunt maggie jordan dublin. Were can i get a better pic of the image.
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Here is the photo of my great uncle Louis Ward of Killadiskert, outside Drumkerran Co. Leitrim
He had a brother, Patrick who joined the R.I.C. There most have been so animosity there.
A distant cousin took his gun, letter and medal from the family home which he kept and Louis’ immediate family, us, would like them back, do you have a museum or somewhere these could be displayed.
Looking forward to hearing anything from you.
Regards,
Celine

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Eileen Walsh Gough
Email eileenjgough@gmail.com
Website http://
Message I am searching for information on my late father Michael J Walsh, Sheares Street, Kilmallock, Co.Limerick. Born 01/03/1899. My father belonged to the IRA in East Limerick. He passed away in 1971 when I was 18 years old & sadly I never got to speak with him about his involvement. My only information is an old diary where he mentions that he was arrested by the British 14/07/1920 & spent 12 months in Wandsworth Prison,London. He was rearrested by Irish Military 17/09/1922 & spent 14 months in Hare Park Prison in the Curragh. I also have a news paper cutting mentioning him attending the funeral of his brother Thomas. In the cutting it mentions that he was one of the most courageous & daring members of the IRA in East Limerick and participated in many operations against the enemy. I would be so gratef ul if you would let me know if there might be any other information availale on him. Many Thanks for your help. Kind Regards
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Subject: 1961 citizen army And cumann na mban

Message Body:
Posted last year by paul dunne. Ormond hotel
dublin july 1961 reuinon does he hold a picture
of the reuinon. If so would it be possible if so too
see a copy. He also said that his grandfather lawlor
was givin a cert on that date would it be possible to see it also. Ive been trying to trace a picture of cumann na mban drumcondra branch for long time.


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From: Patricia Junold <pmjunold@gmail.com>Subject: Dublin Volunteers

Message Body:
Wondering if you have information re. Michael McGee from Manor street Dublin7. who died from his injuries after taking part in the Drumcondra ambush Jan 1916 for which Frank Flood was hanged at Mountjoy Prison later that year


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sean ahern

Email
seanahernclon@gmail.com

Website
http://

Message
i have a photo of my grandfather Mick Ahern, in Irish Volunteer uniform as first Captain of the Clonakilty Company and can forward it to you if you are interested.

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Michael Mcbrien <mcbrienmichael@hotmail.com>
Subject: info re great uncle

Message Body:
Looking for information great uncle Harold Mc Brien SLIGO / DROMAHAIR.LIVED IN BALLINTOGHER.
THANKYOU
MICHAEL


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<emer.nicaodhain@gmail.com>
Subject: Strangeways & Frongach 1916

Message Body:
A chairde,

I’m making a documentary about my grandaunt, a revolutionary in 1916, she helped prisoners of war escape from Strangeways following an encounter with Irish soldiers on a train bound for Frongach. I was wondering if you have any Gaelgóirs based in Northern England or Wales who could talk to me about this era.

Is mise le meas,
Emer Nic Aodháin
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Irish Volunteers Stories

Message Body:
To whom it may concern,

I am an Irish playwright. I am writing a play in commemoration of the 1916 rising centenary and looking for some genuine, personal stories regarding IV’s involved either in Dublin or Galway. I have certain information on a relative of mine, however not enough to construct a truthful/sufficiently fictionalised piece.

I will be connecting the story with Irish WWI British soldiers. If you could point me in the direction of some personal war stories, to do with the somewhat unknown men on the ground, I would be much obliged. The stranger the stories and more intricate the familial relationships the better.

I realise I’m being rather vague, but I hope you see what I’m after. I would greatly appreciate your help.

All the best,

Henry Collie
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Liam Healy <ljhealy@eircom.net>
Subject: Patrick McHugh Munitions 1919 – 1923 I.R.A.

Message Body:
A Chara,
Would you have any information on Patrick McHugh, 33 Barrow Street, Ringsend Road, Dublin.
I am interested in contacting any of his family as my father worked with him during the War of Independence. Patrick names him in his list of Munitions Staff.
If there is a protocol regarding giving out personal information would you pass this note on to any of his family who might be kind enough to respond to me. Go raibh maith agat.
Liam Healy, Dublin

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<ljhealy@eircom.net>
Subject: query re Seán Prendergast

Message Body:
I am trying to contact the family of Seán Prendergast O.C. C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade. My father Christopher Healy was a member of this unit and worked full time in the Munitions Section as Official Carrier during the War of Independence. I have a copy of his pass for the 4 Courts Courts in 1922.
I am interested in finding any information in Seán’s papers about my father. I know his name from my father and also the names Joe Furlong and Dinny Holmes.
Tá súil agam go mbeidh tú in ann cabhair a thabairt dom.

Slán agus Beannacht,

Liam
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neatarmac@gmil.com>
Subject: Family Notes

Message Body:
Hi, I have some family notes that I would really like Liz Gillis, if possible to have a look at, one set some missing unfortunately was written by my grand uncle James Kelly Capt b COY 4th Nth Div and tells some of what happened in Co Louth involving Sean Macentee andSean MacDiarmada etc the other is a copy from his sister Bridget Kelly there is some material I seen previously re Grace gifford.

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<kerry@iamirish.ie>
Subject: Photographs for Book

Message Body:
Dear Sir/Ms
My name is Brendan Murphy and I am self publishing a book on County Kerry, Ireland. The book will feature interesting people, places and events in Co. Kerry.
I am doing a feature on Thomas Ashe and the O’Rahilly and I saw your photographs on your website.
I would like permission to use the photographs of Thomas Ashe and the O’ Rahilly in my book. On the page the photo appears your name will be acknowledged as photographer and at the back of the book web site info etc will be given.
Any help or photos appreciated.
Regards
Slan go Foill
Brendan


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<antomurphy11@gmail.com>
Subject: war of independance

Message Body:
hi, i am looking fo information regarding my grandfather.i know he was a member of the old ira,as when he passed away in febuary 1971, there was a tricolor on his coffin also my mother told me that the defence forces wanted to send a firing party for his funeral but my grandmother would not accept this as she said it would be too sad.as far as i know he was based in liverpool at the time and he did recieve an old ira pension. i would be so grateful if you cuold help me find out more information about him .his name was james murphy from new ross co wexfod. yours sincerly anthony murphy


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Davina Watson <davinakw@gmail.com>
Subject: 7th Battalion Cumann Na Mban

Message Body:
Hi, would you be able to help me? I’m trying to find details on Cumann Na Mban, 7th Battalion, Ballingarry Branch. In particular, I am trying to trace a member called Annie Norris. She later married a man called Thomas Berry. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
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Jerry O’Connell
Email jrr.oconnell@gmail.com
Website http://
Message Trying to find out about medal awarded to my Father – Jeremiah O’Connell, Broadford, Co Limerick but living in Tarbert, Co Kerry when medal awarded. I think he was engineer in the West Limerick Brigade. My brother said that our Father told him that he was a judge of the court at time. Where can I find information about this
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fred molloy
Email molloyfred@hotmail.com
Website http://none
Message my father in law served with Sean Tracey and Dan Breen he is mentioned in Breen’s book My fight for Irish freedom chapter 4 I am looking for any further confirmation as to his service, he was born 25th Aug 1895 in Doon Co Limerick. any information would be gratefully received as I am trying to complete a family biography. thank you.
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bswifto@hotmail.com>
Subject: photographer

Message Body:
hello,
enjoying your articles and photographs.
my great grandfather was in skibereen from 1911, and was then in curragh camp taking photos.. don’t have much information, just saw some photos he took of rebels with weapons and ammunition in the curragh.
was wondering if you came across any of his images, i think there are a lot donated to collins’ barracks, or if you knew any information. charles donnelly swift

thanks

brian donnelly swift

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Paul Cunningham <paulcmusik@yahoo.ie>Subject: Records

Message Body:
Hi, a question on memebers of the old IRA,
I was wonder where i could find information about my grandfather who was part of Donegal South Brigade, fourth battalion.

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alwena jones <alwenajones@outlook.com>
Subject: seamus kavanagh

Message Body:
I believe that my nans dad was seamus Kavanagh.
Lily or Elizabeth was born in 1917 (we don`t know her name) What my nan told me when I was 14 yrs old. Her dad was in a line to be shot, then a person from the other side who knew him, decided to give him a chance and let him `run`.
He had a family, but I don`t think we were from that 2nd family from what I have read. I have seen the son (Dundalk museum) in a photo and he is the image of my nan.
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heeleycolin@yahoo.com>
Subject: Thomas Canty (or Casty)

Message Body:
Hello,

I’m looking for any information you might have on a volunteer listed as Thomas Canty or Casty. It’s my belief that this is in fact my great grandfather Thomas Heeley.

What do I know?: I know that he was garrisoned at Marrowbone Lane Distillery and that there is also very little information relating to him. I have read through the records submitted by some of the combatants at Marrowbone Land Distillery and the South Dublin Union to the Bureau of Irish Military History and there is no mention of him either. There is also no mention of him being at Frongoch or even on the Dublin Census of 1911 although there is a Canty family living at 28.1 Marrowbone Lane at the time of the Rising. The only Thomas Cantys I can find on the 1911 census are living in Kerry or Cork. It would strike me as being strange for a Kerry/Cork volunteer to come to Dublin to partake in the rising, but be stationed at an outpost. It is however possible that one of these country Cantys might have been related to the said Canty family on Marrowbone Lane at the time, but I find it unlikely. There also seems to be considerable doubt over the correct surname for this volunteer.

Why?: It’s my belief that this Thomas Canty or Casty was in fact my great grandfather Thomas Heeley who lived at 99.1 Cork Street at the time, which is/was only a 5 minute walk from the voluteer garrison. His Father and step brothers and sister were English born and his Irish born brother (James) was a chauffeur for British generals on the Somme at the time of the Rising. I believe that he used a variation or pseudonym of his Irish born mother’s surname (Cantwell) in order to protect the family name Heeley. I also think he got away before the official surrender of the volunteers of Marrowbone Lane as it has been recorded that Con Colbert stated that anyone not in uniform should try and escape. Eventually Ceantt on hearing this stopped it, but some of the combatants had already got away.
It’s my belief that this Thomas Canty or Casty was in fact my great grandfather Thomas Heeley who lived at 99.1 Cork Street at the time, which is/was only a 5 minute walk from the voluteer garrison. His Father and step brothers and sister were English born and his Irish born brother was a chauffeur for British generals on the Somme at the time of the Rising. I believe that he used a variation or pseudonym in order to protect the family name. I also think he got away before the official surrender of the volunteers of
Marrowbone Lane as it has been recorded that Con Colbert stated that anyone not in uniform should try and escape.
Eventually Ceantt on hearing this stopped it, but some of the combatants had already got away.

I’d also like to note that Thomas and his brother James were Irish-born as was there mother and felt closer to her than their English-born father. There was a massive divide in the family due to father (Robert), the step-brothers and sister being English. The step-brothers and sisters actually moved back to England at some stage between the 1901 and 1911 censuses.

Any insight or info you can give me on this Thomas Canty or Casty would be much appreciated.
Regards,
Colin.

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Subject: james sniper cassidy

Message Body:
im trying to find information or any old photographs of my grandfather james sniper cassidy who originated from the bone in belfast. the only information i have been able to obtain is from the book NORTHERN COMMAND, i would be very gratefull if you could help. Thank You


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<johnakelly02@eircom.net>
Subject: John McDonnell Photograph

Message Body:
With regard to the above post has the person used the 1901/1911 census records. If they would like some assistance in a non professional capacity I have a fairly good grasp of Irish Geneological resourses and would try to assist if possible. You are welcome to pass on my email address to the person should you wish to.
Kind Regards John Kelly
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Robert Dooley <robert.dooley@fai.ie>
Subject: Mount Street Survivors Photograph

Message Body:
Hello,

I am of the understanding that my Great Grandfather William Ronan is in this photo hosted on your website.
But I am unsure which person is him.
I would be obliged if you could identify him and if you happened to have any other photos containing him?

http://irishvolunteers.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/irish-volunteers.jpg


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Paul Tassie <paul.tassie@tyndall.ie>Subject: Sean O’Sullivan – Cork Volunteers

Message Body:
Hi There,
your site contains a photograph – Cork Volunteers. I would like , if possible, to get a copy of the photo with Sean O’ Sullivan seated with a group of other Cork Volunteers. He is my Grandmothers Brother…….
Cheers,
PT
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Eileen Walsh Gough
Email eileenjgough@gmail.com
Website http://
Message I am searching for information on my late father Michael J Walsh, Sheares Street, Kilmallock, Co.Limerick. Born 01/03/1899. My father belonged to the IRA in East Limerick. He passed away in 1971 when I was 18 years old & sadly I never got to speak with him about his involvement. My only information is an old diary where he mentions that he was arrested by the British 14/07/1920 & spent 12 months in Wandsworth Prison,London. He was rearrested by Irish Military 17/09/1922 & spent 14 months in Hare Park Prison in the Curragh. I also have a news paper cutting mentioning him attending the funeral of his brother Thomas. In the cutting it mentions that he was one of the most courageous & daring members of the IRA in East Limerick and participated in many operations against the enemy. I would be so gratef ul if you would let me know if there might be any other information availale on him. Many Thanks for your help. Kind Regards
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Hope you are well!

I’m currently researching a short script on the 1916 Pirate Radio Broadcast and am just wondering if you would know if any of the original pirates still have any relatives around that I could contact, mainly Fergus O’Kelly, Liam Breen, Arthur Shields, Joseph Mary Plunkett, Tom Weafer, The O’Rahilly or John O’Connor?

Kind regards,

Jonathan Farrelly
Development Officer

development@beactivemedia.com
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Sir/Madam

Would you have any idea where I could get information on the 5th Batalion Engineers (Old IRA). My
father was a member during the War of Independence and the Civil War.

Yours sincerely
John Dowling

email: johndowling99@gmail.com
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. In research I found that my father’s cousin Seán McGrath was fatally shot in Ballyconnell in Feb. 1923. He had written in Irish to my father in Jan. ’23 and described the law-lesness in Ballyconnell.This incident was widely reported in Nat. Newspapers and provincial. The Minister made several statements in the Dáil about the incident;and it was debated on the 8th.+9th. of Feb.by TD’s. It was sent from Belfast to the ‘Daily Express’ paper in London. Seán was only 23 years.He and my father were both Irish teachers both having attended Coláiste Chonnacht, Tourmakeady. My father in 1908 and Seán in c. 1918 (2 terms).This incident was described as ‘The Tragedies of Ballyconnell’.

Slán

Joe Monaghan
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Heather Graham <disce50@clara.co.uk>
Subject: George Gilmore

Message Body:
I have regularly read Irish Volunteers, which is extremely interesting. but NOTHING is ever mentioned about my cousin, (My dads first cousin they grew up together in Howth) George Gilmore. yet he was very involved in the troubles in Dublin and I think Cork, and the Spanish Civil War.
Could you please tell me why he is never mentioned. and I would love to know what he was like as a person other than just the political person a lot is written about.
I remember meeting him a couple of times when I was very young, and visiting his very odd cottage in Howth. Also why his mother my Great Aunt went to prison. I have never been able to find the reason for her imprisonment. Please Please please give me some answers.
I look forward to hearing from someone.soon
Regards,

Heather Graham,

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<jackiett.minnock@gmail.com>
Subject: Looking for a relative who survived

Message Body:
Hi

Just found out that my grandfather George Victory and a great-uncle Michael Bridgeman were Irish Volunteers. I have been told that Michael was in Frongoch and was wondering do you have a list or do you know where I might get a list of volunteers who survived.

Many thanks

Jackie Minnock

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elizabeth fannon <elizabethfannon2012@gmail.com>
Subject: irish volunteer 1912

Message Body:
my father Michael mc Donald r i p was a volunteer in the I R A in belturbet co cavan in 1912 , he had some bravery medals now lost would love to get some informatin on his time in the I R A, he also got a pension .How do i go about getting infor mation on him. All help much appreciated.
Elizabeth Fannon

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Frank Lupton <franklupton@gmail.com>
Subject: information on a volunteer

Message Body:
i’m trying to find information on my father in law Richard Cullen ( Dick) born 1904 Glen of Imaal co.wicklow died january 8th 1968 charlie Haughey put an obituary notice in the Irish Press on the 19th january 1968 stating he was in the Rathmines Brigrade under cathal Brugha and i’ve believe he was interned and shared a cell for some time with Sean T O’Kelly if you can help i’d very much appreciate it,thank you very much


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<elizabethfannon2012@gmail.com>
Subject: Michael mc Donald

Message Body:
My father was a volunteer in the I R A in belturbet co cavan he had some medals and received a pension he lived in Gortaquill and his parents were Patrick mc Donald and Mary Ellen. How can i get information on him.All help appreciated
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Treasa van Ommen Kloeke- <nineteenarches@gmail.com>
Subject: Arklow Volunteers

Message Body:
Thank you for this. My uncle, Tom O’Toole, pretty sure, is my late Dad’s eldest brother who got out to the U.S. (had to?). Years later I met his son Tom and his son also Tom, in Calif.
History moves on…
My maternal grandmother was Aine (Annie) Heron who was active in Cumann na mBan in Dublin. I have her membership pin…the rifle. There is a report in the Official History files of the gun transport system (baby prams, under the baby!) and when she sat as a justice in the Rathmines/Pembroke area with Aine Ceannt. You are doing a good job. If we do not know where we came from we cannot know where we are going -as they say…


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Michael Roe <irishroe@hotmail.com>
Subject: Irish Volunteer

Message Body:
I searching for information on my great uncle Michael Roe who lived in Dalkey and received a volunteer medal. He fled Ireland after the Irish Civil War because he was a nationalist, He lived in Canada but never spoke of his war experience. Family info is he was with the Dublin Brigade.


This e-mail was sent from a contact form on Irish Volunteers.org (http://irishvolunteers.org)

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I have just this am come across a newspaper cutting showing the daughter of Arthur Griffith RIP whom I understand died in 2006.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this email to a member of the Mrs. Ita Gray’s (Nee Griffith) family so that I can arrange to send them this cutting if they wish me to do so.

I would appreciate a confirmation that you have the contact details for the Griffith family.

Many thanksin advance for this assistance,

Fr. Eamon, sscc ssccmoz@gmail.com
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Subject: My Grandfather Harry (Henry Michael) Lea

Message Body:
To whom it may concern

Dear Sir
I have a Certificate from the 5th Battalion Engineers Dublin Brigade stating
This is to Certify that Harry Lea served in the War of Independence against the British Forces.
I am trying to gather more information about my Grandfather’s role in the 1916 Uprising (he was born in 1903) and the subsequent Civil War.
Kindest Regards Sean Lea
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Vanessa Gildea <vanessa@cocotelevision.ie>
Subject: information

Message Body:
Dear Sir / Madam,

I am working on a documentary about 1916 and am trying to source some images of volunteers who took part in The Rising. Can you help or point me in the right direction, many thanks, the IVs I’m looking for images of from in or around 1916 and preferably in uniform are:
John Flynn – Bolands Garrison
Sean Nunan – GPO Garrison (have found some of him in america with De Valera but not in uniform)
John McGallogly – GPO & Kimmage
Tom Devine – GPO Garrison​
Liam Saurin – GPO, Metropole Hotel outpost
Joseph Reynolds – Four Courts Garrison
James / Seamus Grace – Bolands Mill (Northumberland Road)
any help in this regard would be most gratefully appreciated.
All the best, Vanessa

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Michael J.Cummings <michaeljohncummings@outlook.com>
Subject: Volunteers that emigrated to U. S.

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I am interested in any information you may have regarding any Irish Volunteers that emigrated to America and/or joined activism in organizations there. I am hoping to write a series of commentary on men and women who did that.
I include my resume. Any information that you may have to share particularly in what I refer to as the American Shamrock …Boston, NY, Philadelphia and Chicago would enable me to hopefully tell their story during the centennial. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Michael J. Cummings, a native of Springfield, Mass., is a graduate of St. Anselm’s College (B. A., 1968) and New York University (M. P. A., 1970). A former member of the National Boards of the Irish American Unity Conference (1996-2013), the Ancient Order Hibernians National Board (2001-2008), and the National Executive of the Irish Northern Aid Committee (1988-1996), he served six National AOH Presidents , 5 IAUC National Presidents and two National Chairman of INA primarily in public relations capacities. He is the only person to serve on the national policymaking bodies of all three major Irish American organizations. He also served on the Commission on Peace and Justice of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.
Cummings has appeared on American, English and Irish television and radio and his commentary and letters and those of the Presidents have appeared in major American, Irish-American, and Catholic print media. He is a frequent columnist for the weekly IRISH ECHO newspaper. He has been married to Nuala Hogan, a nurse and native of Ireland, for 41 years and resides in Albany, New York . They are the parents of five children and two grandchildren.

To contact Mr. Cummings for speaking engagements or for an opinion piece, please call via e-mail at michaeljohncummings@outlook.com
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Assumpta Burke <assumptamb66@gmail.com>
Subject: Westport Fianna Eireann

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Trying to put together some information on my Grand Father John Tom Walsh, I know he was a volunteer and also a member of Fianna Eireann, would you have any reference to him in your records, Thanking you
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Information Required IRA members April 16,2013.

Would you please be able to tell me if it is possible to get a copy of the cert for the Oglaig na hEireann that was issued to my grandfarther Joseph Sartini
Regards,
John Curley
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New Jersey
USA
davidjacob1967@gmail.com
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john. I am looking for details on Moran possibly from prospect who took part in tne hunger strike in wormwood scrubs in 1920. He is my grand uncle.
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trying to get any information on my grand uncle Patrick English killed in civil war on 6 or 8 July 1922 outside Mary Willies pub Urlingford .Where would I go to get information civil war?I think his name is on headstone above P Mac Inglir not sure dont know his irish name
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I am still trying to seek info about my Uncle,born 1898 James McGovern, Irish Volunteer and IRB member. He was from Fermanagh/ Cavan district near Ballyconnell in Co Cavan. May have been student at at St Patricks College, Drumcondra before becoming involved I have photograph of him in uniform head- up only
F McCann
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Could you tell me anything about my first cousin once removed (My dads first cousin) George Gilmore. I met him a couple of times when I was very young, but don’t know much about him, I would love someone to tell me all about him,

I notice in your list of names he’s not mentioned, why is this?

I look forward to hearing from someone that knew him as to what sort of man he was. and where I could buy some of his poems, writtings ,and paintings, and I beleive he wrote plays, but I can’t find any of these anywhere.

Please help me.

Heather
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Conor kelleher Dear sir or madam
I am looking for some information for my mother n law regarding her father his name was John o Mahoney from Pearce rd ballyphehane cork city. His daughter Margaret is my mother n law she has told me he was a volunteer back in the old days and I was wondering if you had any pictures or anything with his name on it that I cd show to her. His nick name was drummer Mahoney if it helps. She is 72 years old now I just thought I try do something nice for her, regards Conor
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Peter Hi
I am writing a paper for Skerries Historical Society on the Skerries Fire Brigade and wondered if Las Fallon could help me with any information on same.
Perhaps you might pass this on to him
Kind Regards
Peter Mc Nally
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Robin P Ward Hi,
I am the gggranddau. of Thomas P Masterson, early Fenian active in NYC 1867 to his death. His name is in early Fenian articles, books, etc. Hung around with John Savage, O’Rossa, Thomas Luby, Dennis Phealan etc. Can anyone rec. a source where I might find a record of his death in NYC. He was a shoemaker as well as Recording.Sec. Irish Revolutionary Bro.hood. Please help. Thanks
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Graham Hopkins Email graham@hopkins-financial.ie Website Message To whom it may concern,

I happened across your website while looking for information on my great grandfather Joseph Hyland and to my surprise came across your picture of “Vol Joe Hyland. Joe was Collins’ personal driver, he also drove the squad on their missions to eliminate agents etc” Joe hyland is my great grandfather and i would like to find out some more information about him. Could you please help me
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Margaret Kidney
I also am interested in finding out further information on no 3 , where the soldiers were killed by a mine at .Carrigaphooka bridge near Macroom. Captain Dan O’Brien was my father’s brother.
————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-Thomas P Masterson was expelled from the UK/Ireland in late 1867 after about five months in prison, (after the March “Uprising”) though it looks like he was never actually convicted of “Fenianism” or anything else. He arrived in NYC 4 Dec 1867 and took the IRB oath from James Stephens (I think, don’t have my files in front of me.) He was given a letter of recommendation from Daniel Phelan (sp?) and jumped right back back into the movement.

If you have any info. Re his background I would appreciate it if you could either pass it on or point me in the right direction. His father’s name ( we think it is Luke) is the ultimate goal in my research, as it would consolidate research from multiple Masterson family members still trying to figure out all the connections.

I’ve got lots more info on him as well as the IRB members in the 1870-95 timeframe.

Thanks

Robin P Ward
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My Father has a book titled “Dan Breen, my fight for Irish Freedom” long out of print, which was left to him by his father Tommy “Maut” Thompson of Hedleys Bridge, Knocknakoshel, Co Kerry. He had known Dan Breen and corresponded with him until his death in 1966. It was a very detailed summary of his pre civil war exploits and many of the men with whom he fought. I’ll give it another quick read and see what I can find for you as it was very detailed. As a member of the No 2 Kerry Brigade under Humphrey Murphy, My Grandfather took part in the Ballyseedy Trap Mine which killed several Free State Army Officers. Wanted, he went on the run and left Ireland with his pal Taddy O’Connor for Canada in 23′. He went back in 1930 so that he could come back to the US legally. Great stuff isn’t it! Check back in a week or so and I’ll hopefully have some information for you.

Regards,

Tommy
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I’m currently searching for information and sources for Bloody Sunday 1920.
I noticed a very helpful article on your website about Bloody Sunday, which had an emphasis on the shootings that took place early in the morning, I wonder if you could recommend any sources for such details? I’m eager to find any information, so if you could point me towards useful sources I would greatly appreciate it. Kerrie Costelloe
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Can you help me with any information on Charles J Daly Cork No. 1 Brigade 2nd battalion. His date of birth, etc. I believe he resided in the South Douglas Road. Noel O’ Keeffe ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-
Looking for my father history he was in old I R A howth also in pipe band around 2016/17 joseph Lawlor any news out there. Kathleen McCarthy.
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Iam seeking information on regards to my relatives in mayo.they would be the sammon/salmons from around murrisk i believe.i am also seeking info on my cousins the mcgreals.both families participated in the ambsh at carrowkennedys in 1921. james patrick salmon
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Hi there patrick. I am researching my ancestors time in the I.R.A and National Army, my great grandfather’s family (o’sullivans) were quite actively involved in both the ira and national army and I am aware that we had a relative in ontario canada. Could you tell me if we possibly have a link. Do you know where abouts in Ireland your family are from? Thanks and hope to hear from you soon. kim sullivan
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My grandfather was Thomas Kavanagh from Killiney Co. Dublin.
I’m not sure if he was in the Volunteers or another group, but he was heavily involved against the black and tans and maybe the ‘civil war’. The family don’t know much or don’t say. Do you have any records. He died in about 1954. John Dunne
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My grand uncle Philip Foley from Kilcurrane, Kenmare, Co. Kerry was in the IRA. He was wanted and escaped from Jail and got to NYC where he lived until he died of cancer in 1966. Are there any records on the volunteers? I am curious what more I can learn about him. Dr. Mary Foley Mc Inerney
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If possible I wish to contact James Langton or someone who could aid me in identifying the year a certificate was issued to the me, there is one on Edward Bennets page that my granddad has, his is numbered 112 the number is not scanned in on Mr Bennets. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Kind Regards
Janice Nolan
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Dear Sir
My name is Michael O’ Sullivan and I am currently completing a postgraduate course. I am writing my dissertation on commemorative practice in the Pearse Street Area. I would like to inquire if you have any commemorative booklets, photographs etc from any commemorative events that you organised since your foundation. Anything associated with the 1966 commemoration of the 1916 Rising would be particularly useful. If any of your members would be open to the idea of me interviewing them about said commemorative practices I would greatly appreciate if you would ask them on my behalf. Could you please contact me at your earliest convenience at the above email address. Yours Sincerly Michael O’ Sullivan
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My Great-Grandfather was part of the first Fianna Eireann Ard Fheis, Mansion House 1910. I was wondering if you would have any information on him? His name is John Clarke. In the photo he is 2 places to the right of Countess Markievicz. John Clarke.
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But your email notice has prompted me to ask if there exists any nominal rolls of members of the Irish Volunteers in the period 1910 – 1916.

My understanding is that my late father, John McCullagh of Caum, Killanardrish but then residing and working in Cork City, was one of those members of the IV who responded to John Redmond’s exhortations and joined the British Army to “fight for small nations” and served with the RAMC at a field hospital in Salonica.

I wonder if it is possible to establish his service record with the Volunteers? Any information, suggestions or leads you can give me will be appreciated.

John F. McCullagh
Skillman, New Jersey
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I’m looking to find graves of volunteers in galway city with a view to cleaning and maintaining them.Do you know how i would find out about getting any info?Thanks, pete coyne.
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A chaiade,:
Go raibh míle maith agaibh as an bhfáisnéis thabhachtach seo.
Tógadh in Iarthar Luinnighe mé agus bhí aithe agam ar bheirt dheartáreacha a bhi ins na Volunters.
The Sheehan brothers Dave and Batt were the # 1 and #2 men in the Tournafulla Volunteer Company,
which was organized by a Presbyterian Ulsterman and Gaeilgeoir, Ernest Blythe.
Their O/C Tommy Leahy was born in the U.S. and raised in Tournafula. In the spring on 1921, he was captured with a rifle in his
possession, taken to England and sentenced to hang. But the Truce in July saved Leahy from his would-be executioner.
The previous February an uncle of the Sheehan brothers visited his old homestead in Garravane townland while vacationing
from his job as SHERIFF of San Mateo County Calif. Soon after Sheriff Mike Sheehan arrived in Cobh,
v he presented the Cork City Brigade with a Thompson machine gun
Resistance to British occupation was probably fiercer in Cork that in any of OUR 32 COUNTIES. At least 10 Cork I.R.A. Volunteers
were executed, including TOM MULCAHY, who was one of the four young patriots to face firing squads in Cork on 28th April, 1921.
Volunteer Muhcahy was only 18 years and 4 months when he paid the ultimate price for the freedom of Ireland,
an tír uile agus gach roinn di. None of these noble patriots died to uphold Partition.
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Stephen Ehrling , Recently, I came upon my Uncle Thomas Clarke’s obituary when he died Sep 7th, 1959 in New York, USA. Besides the normal obituary placed the the family, their was a second immediately following the family ad. In part it read as follows:
Clarke, Thomas Sean. Oglaigh na h-Eireann regrets to announce the death of it’s member. Thomas Clark. Native of County cavan and a member of B Company, 4th Battalian, 3rd Northern Brigade IRA…….
It was signed by James McNamara, Pres. and Thomas Rochford, Secy.
I’ve been trying to obtain to obtain information regarding his military tenure and the two individuals who signed this obituary to no avail. CAn you provide me any information or point me in the right direction.

Thanking you in advance, Stephen Ehrling
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Hello.

I’m doing research for the 1913 Irish volunteer relating to an An Post.

We’re desperately looking to locate an accurate / impressive photograph that depicts the foundation of the 1913 Irish volunteers from 1913. Something that may also be licensed for reproduction. We don’t have a working historian on the project so our knowledge is a little troublesome.

Would anyone know if such a photo could exist or what the nearest iconic photograph during that year would be.

I’m aware that photography was in it’s infancy during this period so if anyone could talk to me about such high expectation, that would also great! The more info the better. Tim
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any information on Capt Michael Danford shot 1922 thank you,,,Patrick J. Danford
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wondered if anybody heard of Thomas O’Reilly, ( my great grandfather), he served with 1st and 5th batallion carlow brigade
noel mc evoy
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Looking for information on my family. My family Horgan had several brothers who might have been volunteers in Limerick please email. Some of their name Ned Horgan,Luke Horgan Michael Horgan And Patrick Horgan.,,,michael horgan
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Dear Sirs, On the road through Knockalougha nr Knocknagoshel co Kerry, there is a monument to a fallen volunteer. I have viewed it on google maps, but am unable to zoom in close enough to read the inscriptions. I have been unable to find any records of the monument online. Do you know where I might look for information, or might you have any information concerning this monument?
Kindest Regards Paula Turner
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Hello, I’m trying to find out about my grandad Joseph McDonnell who fought with the ira i believe around 1920’s or earlier. I am told he was involved by my family but he wasn’t one to talk about it and I was to young to listen. He never received a pension because of some reason not known, but he was given a military funeral on his passing.
He was from kincon in co mayo and was born in 1898. I am wondering is there anyway I can find out more information on him or if this is a common problem . Paul ruddy
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Brian Carroll ,,, My late father, William Carroll [1901-1980] joined the Boys Section, ICA in April 1917. Is there any record confirming his service and the types of activities in which he was engaged? Thank you.”
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Kieron Heath ,,,Message my mother was born in Castlefield, Dundrum opposite what is now the Dundrum House Hotel. My mum’s name was Sarah Mary Ryan, daughter of John Ryan and Jane Ryan (nee Carew) from Bishopswood. My mum’s uncle, Michael Ryan, was killed during the war of 1919-1921. I am trying to find out exactly what happened to my great uncle -Michael. I would be grateful for any help you can provide.
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This an identical uniform of my great grand father William dillon of Belfast n Ireland he was 18 years old his wife was Sarah Thomson if any one knows more of him please contact me. Thanks for this ray of family hope. Barbara jean burger .
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Hi there,
I am trying to find out more about my grandfather who was a volunteer. I know very little of his history as he died before I was born and he only had four daughters who where never informed of his story. He was an Ennis man, and was interned but I dont know when or where. His name was Michael (miko) Scallan. Im not sure where to start so any help from yourselves would be great.
Thank you in advance
Wayne.
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Hi I am looking for information on my grandfather Hugh (Goff) Kelleher from the Townland of Gurranacoppal, (right near the Bell pub.) Clondrohid near Macroom. He was born in 1897 and was from a farming family his father was Daniel Kelleher and he had an uncle Michael Kelleher who was blind. His sister was Julia Kelleher. I do know from my uncle that he shot an English Sargeant (my uncle did tell me the shot man’s name but I cannot remember it.) Can anyone tell me which division would cover Macroom and Clondrahid. I remember my grandad talking about the Black and Tans burning houses in the area. If anyone could provide me with more information about the volunteers and their activities in this area, I would be very grateful. Johanna Kelleher
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Stephen McSweeney ,,,,Message hello , i am looking for information about my great grandfather. my father recently said he had the military salute performed by Tom Barry at his funeral. is there a reference list i could see % see if it gives refernce to his being a volunteer? he lived in the Macroom area.
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chris wilson ,, Message i wonder could you please help. I am looking for information on a great great uncle of mine Peader Clancy. he was murdered in Dublin castle along with Dick Mckee and Connor Clunes. I hope you help.
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I am seeking info on Old IRA Belfast, especially “A” Company 3rd Battalion. I have just acquired records from PRONI on an arrest of my grandfather Eneas McGibbon along with a Peter Cosgrove, 5 July 1922. Unfortunate for Eneas but fortunate for his daughter and grandchildren is that he was raided by the RIC and his pocket book identified him as IRA Belfast “A” Company 3rd Battalion. This was a gift to us who suspected Eneas was a fighter for the Republic but until this month no one knew definitively! I have been researching his life for 6 years. I have several arrest records for him, all having to do with fighting for Irish Independence. His was born in Mayfair St Belfast and lived at Parkview St. Are their lists of any kind for the old IRA? I have not seen one photo of his company. Does any one have knowledge of when this company would have been formed? What Division (if any) would A Company 3rd Battalion be a part of ? Any info is greatly appreciated! Catherine B
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Hi, I am trying to find information about my grandfather, Edward O’reilly, we have a cert which tells us he was with “H Company 1st batallion Dublin Brigade” the dates on the cert are 1917-1923. Along the side of the cert it tells us of events he was involved in. “the customs house” “capel street” “Kings inn” and the attempted escape of Kevin Barry, The names signed on the cert are, Seamus Kavanagh,, Thomas Byrne, Patrick Holahan and Oscar Traynor. thanks for your help..Noel Mc Evoy
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Am doing some research regarding my paternal grandfather, Thomas A. O’Connor, born April 1900 Dublin, died April 1949, Brooklyn, NY. He served as an IRA section commander of Company B, 1st Battalion of the Dublin Brigade (1916-1923).. Would like to learn of his actions, and/or any awards/medals he earned to educate myself and my son. My father (born 1941) was to receive his father’s IRA medals upon his dad’s death, but the medals were sadly lost. It would be great to find these for him before he passes someday.
Warm regards,
Rory O’Connor
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Maribeth Nolan ,,, Message I am trying to find documentation for my grandfather, John J. Nolan, who we have always believed was involved in the war for independence. He was an Irish tenor who performed via the Walter McNally Opera comapny. He was called Shaun O’Farrell. Can you direct me to any resources I might be able to check?
Thank you,
Maribeth Nolan
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John Kelleher ,, I am looking for biographical information regarding Tom Kelleher, his date of birth, parents’ names, and place of birth. Can you direct me to a resource for this information? Thank you.
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Olivia Elayne Murray ,, I’m trying to find ancestors of Hurley’ involved in the 1916 Uprising from Cork’ thank you s very much’ O.E.Murray’ from Vancouver Canada
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Joe Burns ,, Seeking information on Jack McCavanagh or McKavanagh from Lurgan Co Armagh. Have medal but no information.
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I am researching my uncle’s Thomas Fyans’ activities whilst he was in Old IRA in D Company of the 1st battalion, Dublin Brigade from 1917, with active service from
1919 onwards. Later, according he was a member of the Criminal Investigations Department in Oriel House. Can you advise addresses to write to or websites to investigate? regards M P Byrne
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kevin nyhan ,, Im looking for info on my grandfather who I believe worked for the british forces in ireland in the 1920s as a book keeper in Mallow ,where might i find any records
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John Dowling ,,,,, Information on 5th Battalion Engineers Dublin Brigade Old IRA
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Steve Ehrling ,, My uncle was Thomas J (Sean) Clarke, He died in New York on Sept 27th, 1959. Recently I became aware that he was a member of B Company, 4th Battalton, 3rd Northern Brigade of the IRA. Family folklore has stated that he spent time in prison during the Irish Rebellion before coming to New York 1925. Can you provide any info on my uncle or point me in the right direction.
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I am the great nephew of Charlie Hurley and will arrive in Ireland this week. I want to locate the Roadside memorial at Ballymurphy indicating the location where Charlie Hurley, Brigade O.C. was shot dead. Is there any chance to get a location (GPS)? I am also trying to get the location of the memorial featured here memorializing the Crossbarry Ambush. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Greg Storch .
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Sue Hi, I’m a senior student in Australia and I have a research assignment on the Irish conflicts and it’s difficult because I am the only student who chose this topic. Could anyone please recommend and historians who have opinions on The Anglo-Irish Treaty and Civil War? I need historian opinions to prove/support my hypothesis so any historians thanks. I already have Robert Kee down so any other would be extremely helpful!
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Sean Hegarty ,, Hi Might be able to advise
A relative off mind Sean Hegarty was in the GPO in the 1916 rebellion.He raised the flag on the GPO.He is buried in the republican plot in Glasnevin.Died in 1933 was on hunger strick in 1922.Is there any where I could contact to see what medels he received,can you still claim medels or even a cert to confirm he got them..
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Port I believe my grt grandfather was a soldier – married in Dublin in 1894 and was listed as a “soldier” – family think he was in the black and tans – unfortunately I dont have a dob for him – only that when he married he was “full age” – I also believe that he was born in England – would I have any way of checking if he did serve? thank you.
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