BURNING; In early 1923, during the period of civil war in Ireland, Anti-Treatyites embarked on a concentrated campaign against the Big Houses of the he landed gentry. Between June 1922-April 1923, a staggering 199 Big Houses went up in flames. In the civil war, the only county in Leinster with no burnings was Queens County (now Laois).

 

 

 

Thirty seven of the houses destroyed were those of Free-state Senators, of whom about 20 were old landed families. However, the campaign against the senators is only a partial explanation of the burnings. Most of the landed class were not senators and some were social reformers (even nationalists of a sort).

 

 

 

A Free State Army report of 21 January 1923 states, “with depleted numbers, lack of resources and unified control and almost complete ineffectiveness from a military standpoint, their [Anti-Treaty IRA] policy of military action is slowly changing to one of sheer destruction and obstruction of the civil government.”

 

https://www.irelandxo.com/ireland-xo/history-and-genealogy/timeline/blitz-big-houses

 

MALLIN (O'Mealláin) SJ, Fr Joseph (Hong Kong, China and Dublin, Ireland). Peacefully, in Hong Kong on April 1, 2018. Deeply regretted by his Jesuit companions, relatives, extended family and friends. Beloved son of Commandant Michael Mallin (executed in 1916 Rising) and Agnes Mallin (née Hickey), brother of Séamus, Séan SJ, Sr Úna and Maura and uncle of Germaine Mallin. R.I.P. Sadly missed by his nephews Mícheál and Seán Mallin, David and Michael Phillips and nieces Úna O Callanáin and Annette Mallin-Ryder.

 

Requiem Mass to be held at 10.00am (local time) tomorrow (Saturday) at St Ignatius Chapel, Wah Yan College, Kowloon, followed by burial in St Michael's Cemetery, Happy Valley, Hong Kong. A Memorial Mass will take place at 11.00am on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in St Francis Xavier Church, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1. Tá fáilte roimh cách.

 

 

 

Rosscarbery and District History Society

 

February 13, 2016 ·

 

 

 

Details of Duchas Clonakilty lecture are attached;

 

 

 

 

 

Our next lecture is as follows:

 

 

 

Diarmuid Lynch: A Forgotten Irish Patriot

 

by

 

Eileen McGough

 

in

 

The Parish Centre, Clonakilty

 

on

 

Wednesday Feb 24th

 

at 8.30 pm

 

On Saturday night 22 April 1916, a tense meeting in Dublin went on into the small hours to decide whether or not the Easter Rising would go ahead. Present at that meeting were Pádraig Pearse, Tomás MacDonagh, Joseph Plunkett, Seán MacDiarmada and Diarmuid Lynch. Diarmuid Lynch was the only one of the five still alive a month later. A member of the Supreme Council of the IRB, Lynch was at the heart of plans for the Rising and was aide-de-camp to James Connolly in the GPO. Initially sentenced to death, his sentence was commuted to ten years penal servitude. On his release in 1917 Lynch became active again, and along with Michael Collins and Thomas Ashe, participated in the reorganisation of the IRB. He was again arrested and deported to America in 1918. While working frenetically as the national secretary of the FOIF (Friends of Irish Freedom) in the US he was elected as a TD for the Cork South-East constituency in the 1918 elections. Later sharp differences arose between De Valera and the FOIF about how funds raised in America should be spent. Diarmuid Lynch's part in the struggle for independence deserves to be better known and more widely acknowledged.

 

Eileen McGough, originally from Killarney, worked as national-school teacher from 1964 to 2000. She is active in the local community of Tracton, near Kinsale, where Diarmuid Lynch was born and raised, and has published two local history books. Her book on Lynch, Diarmuid Lynch: A Forgotten Irish Patriot, which was researched through his own extensive writings as well as many other primary sources, goes a long way to rightly reinstate him as one of the most influential figures in early 20th century Irish nationalism.

 

 

 

Slán go fóill,

 

Marian

 

 

 

 

 

duchaslecturesandfieldtrips@gmail.com

 

Around the turn of the century, Scottish businessman and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, decided that the "best gift" to give to a community was a free public library. Carnegie credited his remarkable success to access to library books in his childhood and teenage years and believed strongly that educational opportunities should be free and accessible to all. In 1898, Carnegie put his beliefs into action and started a funding program that would lay the groundwork for the public library system in the US and Canada. By the time his corporation ceased funding the projects 20 years later, over 2500 libraries had been built around the world using the "Carnegie formula," which provided initial capital for the construction of the building with municipalities committing to carrying ongoing operational costs.

 

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

 

 

 

Irish History, Culture, Heritage, Language, Mythology

 

Kilmorna House, Co Kerry

 

    Oh Mother Ireland, dry your tears

 

    Be ever full of cheer,

 

    Pray for those noble volunteers

 

    Who fought to set you free.

 

    When freedom comes to Ireland’s sons

 

    Brave Irishmen will say

 

    “Lay down your guns, the fight is won

 

    At the dawning of the day”

 

 

 

The months of April and May, 1921 saw a lot of bloodshed in the parish of what is now Moyvane-Knockanure near Listowel in North Kerry. This was, of course, during the Irish War of Independence. On Thursday, 7 April, Mick Galvin, an IRA volunteer, was killed by British forces during an ambush at Kilmorna in Knockanure. The IRA had been lying in wait to ambush a group of British soldiers who were cycling to Listowel after a visit to Sir Arthur Vicars at Kilmorna House, his residence. Vicars had been Ulster King of Arms and custodian of the Irish Crown Jewels which were kept in Dublin Castle, the burglary of which in 1907, although Vicars was never seriously suspected of being involved in their theft, led to his ruin and, ultimately, to his death.

 

 

 

Found guilty of negligence and dismissed from his post, ruined socially and financially with neither position nor pension, Vicars, at the invitation of his half-brother, George Mahony, came to live in Kilmorna House. When George died in 1912, he left the estate to Sir Arthur’s sister, Edith, who lived in London. She decided that Sir Arthur could live out his life in Kilmorna. That he remained there during the War of Independence when British Forces and Sinn Fein activists were matching atrocities was foolhardy rather than courageous, and typical of the man who was generally regarded by the local people as a decent, if eccentric, gentleman. But he was also passing information on IRA activity to the British army.

 

 

 

On Thursday, 14 April 1921, Kilmorna House was raided by the local IRA. One of the party, Lar Broder, told the steward, Michael Murphy, that they had come to burn the house. Which they proceeded to do. However three members of the Flying Column led Vicars to the end of the garden and shot him. (One of his executioners, Jack Sheehan, was himself shot dead by the British army near Knockanure on May 26). On 12 May, Crown forces shot dead three members of the Flying Column at Gortaglanna, Knockanure, a short distance from Kilmorna (Patrick Walsh, Jeremiah Lyons and Patrick Dalton).

 

 

 

The Liberator (Tralee) 1914-1939, Tuesday, August 11, 1914; Page: 5

 

At the Listowel Petty Sessions, held on Saturday, Mr. D. M. Rattray presided. Other magistrates in attendance were: Messrs. J C Harnett, and J. Boland, M.C.C ,

 

ORDERED FROM THE DRILL FIELD,

 

Morgan Sheehy, publican, Church Street, summoned John Stack, blacksmith, for threatening language, and sought to bind him to the peace. There was also a cross case of a like nature Mr. Marshall, solicitor, appeared for the complainant, and Mr. J. Moran, for the defendant.

 

 

 

It appeared from the evidence of Mr. Sheehy, the complainant, that on the evening of the 28th July, he was at drill with his corps in the Sportsfield, which, for some time, past, was confined to the members of the Corps, when the defendant entered the field ; he (complainant ), with two or three other Volunteers was ordered by the man in command to put him out; they did so, he (defendant) offering but passive resistance; about an hour and a half afterwards, he (complainant) was standing at his door when the defendant and Michael Fitzgerald came across from the archway at the opposite side of the street, and said to him: "Morgan, you're one of the men who did the dirty work to-night" ; he (complainant) said he would do the same to his father if he was ordered to do so by his commanding officer; the defendant then said he would pin him to the door and threatened to have his life; he (complainant) then sent for the police, , and Constable Laffy came on the scene but the defendant had gone away.

 

 

 

The defendant, Mr. Stack, sworn , said he went to the sports field that evening, and on entering was objected to by the gate-keeper, but went in any way, leaned against the paling, and was not long there when Morgan Sheehy, Pat Landers, and someone else—Mr. Marshall: And perhaps Mr. Moran's son. (Laughter).

 

 

 

Mr. Moran: And that's the reason I'm defending him. (Laughter). Witness, continuing, said they asked him to leave, saying no one but members of the Volunteer Corps was allowed on the drill field, he left and about an hour afterwards himself and Michael Fitzgerald were chatting on the street opposite complainant's door, when he (complainant) came out and said if he (defendant) didn't; leave he would get him removed ; he (witness) asked why he should leave, but shortly afterwards himself and Fitzgerald went down to Mr. Enright's public house and had a drink, and while having it Morgan Sheehy came to the office door and burst it in and challenged him to come out and light but he did not go out; some time after, himself and Michael Fitzgerald left the house, but saw no policeman outside. Continuing, witness added that when he went to the Sportsfield, he did not know the rules and regulations, but went with the intention of joining the Volunteers, and still intended to do so.

 

 

 

In reply to Mr. Marshall, witness admitted that he was cautioned by John Nolan, the gate-keeper, but he went in anyway; he had to go across the street to Morgan  Sheehy's side to go down to Mr. Enright's publichouse; he didn't, remember about saying he would pin the complainant to the door or in any other way threatening him ; but the first insult he (witness) got was that if he did not leave the street he (complainant) would get the police to remove him.

 

 

 

Mr. James Enright, examined, said John Stack and Michael Fitzgerald came to his house, and went, into the office for a drink.. They were there two or three minutes when Morgan Sheehy came in and opened the office door, John Stack banged the door and Sheehy went away; he (witness) heard no challenge to fight.

 

Mr. Marshall: There was no question of fighting by Mr.Sheehy ?  No. He (witness) saw Constable Laffy outside the door at the time.

 

Michael Fitzgerald sworn, said he and the defendant were talking on the street for some time; when they crossed the street, inclined to go into Morgan Sheehy's: they met him (complainant) at the door. John Stack said something to him about, what happened in the Sports field, when he (complainant) said he would do the same to his father, and Stack then said he would pin him to the door; himself' (witness) and Stack then went, down to Mr. Enright's and Morgan Sheehy came to the office door and called out Stack, but Stack would not go out. The Chairman said the magistrates were unanimous in binding John Stack to the peace for twelve months, himself in £5 and two sureties of £2 10s. each.

 

Knockanure Old IRA, included Pat Carroll, Toronto; Patrick Casey, New York;, Denis Goulding Chicago;, Michael and Hugh Goulding Knockanure;, Paddy McMahon Knockanure, ; Bill Flaherty Knockanure;, Jack McElligott Knockanure;, Mick Mulvihill Coilagurteen;, Danny and Lar Broder and Bill Fitzmaurice Coilagurteen. Jerry Kennelly Knockanure.

 

 

FLU: Three Percent of the World’s Population Died in the 1918 Flu Pandemic

 

Blue lips. Blackened skin. Blood leaking from noses and mouths. Coughing fits so intense they ripped muscles. Crippling headaches and body pains that felt like torture. These were the symptoms of a disease that was first recorded in Haskell.

 

Kerry News 1894-1941, Monday, July 27, 1925; Page: 2

 

DEATH of Patrick Enright. Greenville, Listowel, Captain during the Anglo-Irish and recent wars of the Listowel Volunteer Company, died at the Hospital, Listowel, early on Saturday morning.

 

 

 

The story of his death is the story of Gortaglanna, "that field of fate and blood," whose name should be changed to "Gort an Air." On the 12th May, 1921 with his comrades Jerry Lyons, Paddy Dalton and Con Dee he was captured unarmed on the roadside between Listowel and Knockanure by a large force of Tans.

 

 

 

Mick Galvin ;He was a member of the Flying Column from its inauguration and met his death in action at Kilmeaney Wood between Listowel and Kilmorna on the 7th April, 1921.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, December 18, 1971; Page: 13

 

Death of Knockanure  Volunteer

 

MR. MICHAEL GOULDING, Knockanure. who died at an advanced age, was a member of the 6th Batt.. Kerry No. 1 Brigade Old I.R.A. He joined the Volunteers in 1916,

 

 

 

Irish Independent 1905-current, 30.10.1971, page 21

 

. CRON1N (Bunagara, Listowel, Co, Kerry) — Oct. 29, 1971, at Glanmire Hospital, Cork, Thomas Cronin, member of 6th Batt., Knockanure Company Old I.R.A.; deeply regretted by his loving stepbrother, relatives and friends. R.I.P.

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry Reporter 1924-1935, Saturday, April 23, 1932; Page: 5

 

 

 

Republican Kerry, and especially North Kerry, will pay honour to the memory of some of its dead soldiers on Sunday next, when at Gale Cemetery, midway between Listowel and Liselton, a memorial will be unveiled.

 

The names of the six men to be honoured are Commandant Sean Lenane. 6th Batt., Kerry No. 1 Brigade; Capt. Paddy Walsh, 3rd Batt. Kerry No. 1 Brigade; Section Commander Michael Galvin, Ballydonoghue. Co., 3rd Batt., Kerry No. 1 Brigade; Vol. Michael Lynch, Ballydonoghue Co.. 3rd Batt. Kerry No. 1 Brigade: Vol. Thos. Leane, Ballydonoghue Co., 3rd Batt. Kerry No. 1 Brigade; Vol. Michael Lynch, Ballydonoghue Co., 3rd. Batt., Kerry No. 1 Brigade.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, April 12, 1985; Page: 6

 

Duagh Notes

 

Sympathy is also extended to the wife, sons, daughters, relatives and friends of the late John (Jack) McMahon, Old IRA, of Knockanure.

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, May 24, 1930; Page: 8

 

GORTAGLANNA. A Field and a Memory.

 

Padraig O'Ceallachan, O.S., Knockanure, recited a decade of the Rosary in Irish. He then addressed the crowd in Irish, and afterwards in English, introducing the speaker, Mr. John Ryan, Caherciveen. 

 

Statement of Archbishop Eamon Martin on the death of former Taoiseach Mr Liam Cosgrave RIP

 

October 2017.

 

Archbishop Eamon Martin, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, has issued a statement on the death of former Taoiseach Mr Liam Cosgrave RIP. Archbishop Eamon said, “As with many people across the country, I was saddened last evening to hear of the death of the former Taoiseach Mr Liam Cosgrave. 

 

 

 

“Following in the political footsteps of his beloved father, Liam Cosgrave was admired by people the length and breadth of Ireland as a wise, modest and kind man of great integrity.  During uncertain times in our history Liam Cosgrave did not shirk from making important and challenging decisions which demanded decisive political, economic and moral leadership. 

 

 

 

“A man of strong faith, Liam Cosgrave placed great value on the primacy of conscience in his political career and in his private life.  One of the high points of his life was his attendance at the 1975 canonisation in Rome of the martyred Saint Oliver Plunkett during which he read one of the readings at the Mass.

 

 

 

“At this sad time for Mr Cosgrave’s family, friends and colleagues in politics, I pray for all those who mourn him and for the happy repose of his soul.

 

 

 

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.”

 

 

 

From Listowel Connection

 

A Poem from The Trenches of WW1 is uncovered

 

 

 

This photo and story is from The Irish Post

 

 

 

 

 

The photograph was taken at Cornelius’ home at 40 Shannon Street in Bandon after his return from the war.

 

It shows the O’Mahoney family posing for the camera in front of their humble Co. Cork home – their graceful mother sat wearing a smile, exuding pride.

 

 

 

A MOVING poem written by an Irish soldier during World War One has been unearthed in an attic in Britain over a century on.

 

 

 

Peter ‘Derry’ McCarron was clearing the house of his late mother in Kendal, Cumbria when he discovered the poem within a stack of old documents.

 

The verses were written by his great-uncle Cornelius O’Mahoney, who was born at 40 Shannon St (now Oliver Plunkett St) in Bandon, Co. Cork in 1889.

 

Cornelius was 26 when he fought in the Dardanelles, Turkey in 1915 for the 1st Royal Munster Fusiliers – who lost over a third of their regiment during the Great War.

 

His beautiful poem – titled simply ‘The Royal Munster Fusiliers’ – was dedicated to the “memory of our dear comrades who died in Seddul-Bahr, April 25 1915.” It reads:

 

 

 

‘They are gone, they are gone

 

Yet their memory shall cherish

 

Our brave boys who perished

 

And crossed over the bar

 

O’er their graves now the wild hawk

 

Doth mournfully hoverIn that lone weary jungle

 

Of wild Seddul-BahrIn

 

In the highest of spirits they

 

Went through the Dardanelles

 

And scattered their rifles

 

O’er the hills afar

 

Not knowing their days

 

On this Earth they were numbered

 

When the regiment arrivedIn wild Seddul-Bahr

 

Shot down in their gloom

 

And the pride of their manhood

 

But God’s will be done

 

’Tis the fortune of war

 

With no fond mother’s words

 

To console their last moments

 

Far, far from their homesteads

 

In wild Seddul-Bahr.

 

May they rest, may they rest

 

Unhallowed in story

 

Tho’ their graves they are cold

 

Neath that lone Turkish star

 

Yet their presence is missed

 

From the ranks of the Munsters

 

Our heroes who slumber

 

In wild Seddul-Bahr.’

 

 

 

Following the Royal Munster Fusiliers’ disastrous campaign in the Dardanelles, Cornelius O’Mahoney’s unit was redeployed to the Western Front after a humiliating retreat.

 

“It was a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire,” Derry, who was delighted to discover his great-uncle’s moving stanzas so many years on, told The Irish Post.

 

“Cornelius thankfully survived the Western Front and most of his family went to England after the warFollowing the Irish War of Indepencence, the Irish Civil War and establishment of the independent Irish Free State in 1922, The Royal Munster Fusiliers were disbanded.

 

On June 12 of that year, five regimental Colours were laid up in a ceremony at St George’s Hall, Windsor Castle in the presence of HM King George V.

 

Nevertheless, the regiment chose to have its standard remain in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.

 

The Royal Munsters won three Victoria Crosses in total during the Great War.

 

“Cornelius died in Shanakiel, Co. Cork in the late 1950s. His youngest son John Joe stayed in Bandon and died only around 15 years ago,” Derry said.

 

He added: “I found his poem among old documents when we cleared my mother’s house in Cumbria. It was a beautiful surprise.”

 

Derry kindly provided The Irish Post with a picture of a young Cornelius with his mother, two brothers, and two sisters taken almost a century ago.

 

SANDES: At the outbreak of the First World War, Flora Sandes volunteered to become a nurse but was rejected due to a lack of qualifications.

 

 

 

Sandes nonetheless joined a St. John Ambulance unit raised by American nurse Mabel Grouitch and on August 12, 1914 left England for Serbia with a group of 36 women to try to aid the humanitarian crisis there.

 

 

 

They arrived at the town of Kragujevac which was the base for the Serbian forces fighting against the Austro-Hungarian offensive.

 

 

 

Sandes joined the Serbian Red Cross and worked in an ambulance for the Second Infantry Regiment of the Serbian Army.

 

 

 

During the difficult retreat to the sea through Albania, Sandes was separated from her unit and for her own safety enrolled as a soldier with a Serbian regiment.

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Flora was imprisoned by the Gestapo - the German political police - and was freed after a week, but had to report to a Gestapo officer every week, her beloved husband died of heart failure in 1941.

 

 

 

She moved around several times before settling again in Suffolk.  After a brief illness, she died at Ipswich and East Suffolk Hospital on 24 November 1956 of ‘obstructive jaundice’, aged 80.

 

 

 

 

Daniel Desmond Sheehan

 

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Daniel Desmond (D.D.) Sheehan, barrister-at-law, Captain,

 

May 28th 1873 – November 28th 1948.

 

Teacher, journalist, labour leader (Irish Land and Labour Association), Member of Parliament for mid Cork 1901 – 1918, barrister-at-law, soldier in WWI, author.

 

Sheehan’s Cottages. Under the Labourers (Ireland) Act 1906, 40,000 cottages on an acre of land were built around the country. Known locally in Cork as Sheehan’s cottages due to D.D. Sheehan’s campaigning as part of the ILLA. He organised the building of the Irish Model Village at Tower near Blarney.

 

From 1909, He campaigned for the AFIL – All for Ireland League. The aim was for an all Ireland by consent.

 

Served with the Royal Munster Fusiliers and other units during The Great War from 1914 to 1917. Decommissioned in late 1917 due to ill health; receiving the honorary rank of Captain.

 

Wrote “Ireland since Parnell” published in 1921.

 

Worked as a Journalist. Exposed slums in the Dublin region. Editor of the Dublin Chronicle from 1929.  During the 1930s provided legal advice and campaigned for Buy Irish Goods.

 

Died in 1948 and was buried at Glasnevin National Cemetery.

 

Ashe Memorial Hall Rededicated To Thomas Ashe, 23 May 2017.

 

The Hall was built on Denny estate lands and which was purchased by Tralee Urban District Council in 1922 –the park, including the site for the Hall, bought for  £5,575.

 

The building was designed by Thomas J Cullen Architect, Dublin and John Kenny & Sons Limited was the contractor. Construction, at a cost of £32,480 commenced in 1924 and was completed in 1928.

 

Dublin Food Supply Company 1916

 

Posted on 23rd December 2016 damien

 

 

 

One of the legacies of 1916 in Dublin was the increased price of food and milk. By the year’s end, due to poor supply and profiteering, this became a crisis. In December 1916, a committee was formed whose object was the supply of cheap food to the poor of Dublin in difficulties due to either the Great War or the ‘local Irish situation’. Jesuit Tom Finlay, who had previously worked with Sir Horace Plunkett in the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society, established the Dublin Food Supply Company (1916-1926) at a meeting in the Royal Hibernian Academy, Lincoln Place.

 

 

 

The following individuals became part of the Dublin Food Supply Company committee: Lady Frances Moloney (Chairperson) (in 1918, she became one of the founders of the Missionary Sisters of St Columban), Miss Conroy, Miss Janet Cunningham, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Cogan, Mrs O’Brien, Mr McKee, Mr Fallon, Mr Desmond O’Brien, Mr Cruise O’Brien, Mr Michael J. Dillon and Mr W.A. Ryan.

 

 

 

It was agreed that 4 Killarney Street (later transferred to 10 Lower Gloucester Street) should be taken temporarily as a shop, from Monday 18 December 1916. The society had £137 in their account and Fr Tom Finlay SJ was able to source ten gallons of milk, Lady Moloney secured a half a ton of potatoes and Mr O’ Brien, bags for the potatoes from IAWS. The milk crisis of 1917 resulted in the Corporation of Dublin requesting that the Dublin Food Supply Company take over the distribution of the milk supply previously provided by them. By 1918, depots where food and milk could be bought were located at: Grattan Street; Francis Street (later transferred to 88 Thomas Street); North King Street and Old Camden Street. By 1924, further properties were bought at Gloucester Place Upper; Middle Gardiner Street and No. 1 Pimlico, parish of St. Catherine, city of Dublin to ‘carry on business solely for the purpose of supplying to the poor, all or any manner of household supplies at such a price and no greater over and above the wholesale price as will cover rents and other costs of distribution’. In February 1925, the Dublin Food Supply Company was running a deficit and the falling off in trade due to the business depression resulted in the ceasing of operations n 1926.

 

 

 

http://www.jesuitarchives.ie/blog/dublin-food-supply-company-1916/

 

MORE ON 1.13 MICHAEL (MICK) GEOGHEGAN 1899-1930.

 

https://georgelangandotcom.wordpress.com/tag/johnny/

 

 

 

 On September 25th 1917 Mick travelled to Limerick City to the recruiting office and enlisted in the Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment (The Royal Canadians) for the duration of the war. He underwent his training at Birr in Co. Offaly and was posted to the Machine Gun Corps in Glencorse, Scotland.  In the month of March 1918 he joined the 2nd battalion and was posted to France.  In 1918 the German offensive had hit the Western Front and somewhere along the line Mick, who was deployed as a sniper marksman went missing and was found to be a prisoner of war in Limburg 21/27th March 1918. Following the armistice of November 1918, Mick was released and discharged from the army in February 1919. Not having his full of army life and with the fighting spirit still hot in his blood he re-enlisted almost immediately at Portsmouth in the south of England and was posted to India landing in Bombay November 21st 1919. He returned from India in April 1922. In July that same year the Leinsters were disbanded and soon after Mick returned to Ireland to join the offensive against the Black and Tans. He was arrested by the said Tans in Newcastle West on one occasion and narrowly escaped death at Blaine-bridge on another when three Crossley Tenders drove down the Glin to Athea road passing by the spot where Mick and his comrades were billeted for the night. Was it not for the sentries whistle (who more likely than not was Jack Griffin, Glenagragra, Glin they would all be massacred. It is of the belief that Jack Griffin was the designated whistle man during fight against the Tan’s.

 

 

 

My great grandfather Tom Langan of Glenagragra, Glin also joined the British Army but at an earlier time. Tom was wounded whilst fighting with the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers during the Battle of Tel-El-Kebir, Egypt, September 1882. On June 8th 1883, he had the honour of being presented with The Bronze Star for his heroics in the said campaign. Following his wounding, Tom, along with many of his fellow injured colleagues, all returned to Aldershot in Surrey.  (Tom’s mother in law was Margaret Mackessy a sister to Mary Mackessy, Patrick Geoghegan’s wife) Tom Langan was born in Kilcolman, later moved to Creagh St. Glin before settling in Glashapullagh, Athea, Co. Limerick. Although his address is referred to as Glenagragra through all these writings it’s actually Glashapullagh as the house is situated inside the Glasha river which is the bounds between the parishes of Glin and Athea.

 

 

 

More relations

 

Thomas F. O’Connor, b. Jan 15th 1919, New Haven. Military service – Army WW2 African-European theatre, awarded Purple Heart. Member of New Haven Police for 25yrs. Died Oct 23rd 1998 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Married to Uretta Smith.

 

Hewson, Falkiner Minchen (1862–1926)

 

 

 

There passed away on the 16th June Captain Falkiner Minchen Hewson, of Highfields Station, in the Augathella district, Queensland.

 

 

 

He was the son of Mr. William Minchen Hewson, of Finnge House, Kerry, Ireland, and was born in 1862. Upon the completion of his education and at the age of 19 years he migrated to Australia, and gained colonial experience on Tambo Station, Queensland, under Mr. Terrick Hamilton. In 1895 he purchased Highfields, which he made his home until his death. He also had Laguna Station, Augathella, and was associated with many interests both in Brisbane and England.

 

 

 

Although well over the age for active service, he offered his services, and as a Captain in the Transport Division in the British Army did useful work at the front all through the war. The late Capt. Hewson married Miss Dodd, of Melbourne. His elder son, on finishing his course at Cambridge, came out to Australia and assisted his father on Highfields Station. Mrs. Hewson, their daughter, and younger son, who is still at school, are living in London at Uplands, East Sheen. Mr. Frank Hewson, who lives in Sydney, and owns Talleyrand Station, Longreach, Queensland, is a brother of the late Capt. Hewson. (See Picture below link)

 

http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hewson-falkiner-minchen-492

 

Maurice Reidy, third son of Michael Reidy of Castleisland was the only one who did not go to USA. He went as a very young man to Tralee and was successful with Healy Brothers. He had nine [?] children most of whom went of USA except:

 

 

 

                                                                                                Michael Reidy - architect

 

                                                                                                Maurice Reidy - killed in Great War

 

                                                                                                John Reidy - missing in Great War

 

Eileen Reidy - in London from Cork College [author of this letter]

 

 

 

There was no issue of Michael, Maurice, John or Eileen Reidy. There was no issue for Cecilia Reidy of Boston.

 

(Break)

 

John and Mary Reidy of Beaufort, Killarney, Kerry.

 

Issue:

 

Rev John Reidy, Professor of Theology, Killarney Seminary. Lager Dean Reidy of Kerry living at St John's Presbytery, Tralee.

 

Mary Reidy, Domestic Science teacher Kerry. No issued. Died unmarried [??]

 

Joe Reidy, Barrister of Law, Dublin and Killarney 

 

1911 Heat Wave

 

Fourth of July celebrations across New England and New York City were interrupted in 1911 by a deadly heat wave. Record highs were set during the week-and-a-half scorcher that sent temperatures soaring into the 110s in some areas. Eggs could be cooked on the sidewalks and tar streets melted, trapping cars and pedestrians. The 11-day hot spell took the lives of 2,000 in New England and 211 more in New York City before thunderstorms cooled down the Northeast. Humans weren’t the only casualties of the heat wave. In New York alone about 600 horses died from the record high temperatures.

 

DORE GLIN

 

 

 

PORTRAITS 1916 Eamon Dore. RTÉ.ie EamonDore describes the months leading up to the Easter Rising. Check out video on www.rte.ie/portraits 1916.

 

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Interview with Eamon Dore, a native of Glin, Co. Limerick. He was a confidante of Seán MacDiarmada and Tom Clarke. He ended up to marry Nora Daly, Kathleen Clarke’s sister in 1918.

 

“We Careered Up Moore Street With The British Firing Down On Us” 1916

 

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WAR AND CONFLICT

 

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Eamon Dore describes the months leading up to the Easter Rising. He fought in the GPO during Easter Week and talks about the fighting, the leaders, O’Rahilly’s charge and the surrender.

 

Eamon Dore was from Glin, County Limerick and was studying medicine in UCD, Dublin. He was a member of the IRB and joined the Irish Volunteers soon after their inception. This interview begins with Dore recalling the meeting of the Military Council of the IRB where they decided on the date of the Rising. According to Dore, “They’d all their arrangements made”. The tension was high in Dublin as it was feared that the authorities were going to arrest the Volunteer leadership at any moment.

 

While the IRB were finalising their plans, James Connolly was preparing his Citizen Army to strike a blow also. A meeting was arranged with Connolly, which took place in Dolphin’s Barn on the south side of the city. After this the IRB and Connolly agreed they would fight together.

 

Dore was very close to both Tom Clarke and Seán MacDiarmada, who he met sometime around 1914 while in Tom Clarke’s shop on Parnell Street. Remembering that first meeting Dore says,

 

I was really thrilled with the sincerity that seemed to come out of his face.

 

At the time of the Rising Eamon Dore was on holiday at home in Limerick. As soon as he heard the Rising was on, he made his way to Dublin and managed to get into the GPO. Dore was ordered by MacDiarmada to escort the Daly sisters to Kingsbridge (Heuston) Station. The sister were to bring word to Cork and Limerick that the Rising had begun. He got the girls safely away but when returning to the GPO he noticed a large number of British troops in the area surrounding O’Connell Street.

 

After some difficulty he made it back to the GPO but as he was about to enter the building he came under fire from the military. Unharmed he got into the post office and reported his findings to Tom Clarke, MacDiarmada and James Connolly. Not believing Dore, Connolly left the GPO to see for himself the situation, and was shot.

 

By Friday the position in the GPO was becoming untenable. Even though the building was ablaze and beginning to collapse Dore was amazed at his comrades,

 

They were all standing there as if nothing was wrong. The whole place was on fire, the shelling was still going on, the heat was intense… and here were those fellas waiting for further instructions.

 

Dore was chosen to go out with the advance guard lead by ‘The’ O’Rahilly. Describing the charge up Moore Street he says,

 

It struck us that we couldn’t get any further, the British were too strong there. We’d no hope of doing anything.

 

O’Rahilly and a number of other Volunteers were killed. Dore and his comrades managed to find shelter in a nearby yard where they remained until the surrender. He was interned in Frongoch Internment Camp. At the time of the Easter Rising he was attached to ‘B’ Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. On his release he rejoined the IRB and during the War of Independence served as an Intelligence Officer IRA Limerick. He married Nora Daly in 1918, whom he had brought safely to Kingsbridge Station during the Rising. Eamon Dore died in 1972, he was seventy-six years old.

 

Eamon Dore was interviewed for the RTÉ Television project ‘Portraits 1916’ in 1965.

 

 

 

Glin Historical Society will meet on Thursday February 2nd 2017 at 8 p.m. in Cloverfield Centre.

 

There has been a recent exciting discovery of documentation including new photos and manifests relating to boats and trading at Glin Pier.

 

Come along and bring a friend to reminisce and stroll down memory lane.

 

 

 

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  We are back! Glin Historical Society will meet on Thursday February 2nd at 8 p.m. in Cloverfield Centre. There has been a recent exciting discovery of documentation including new photos and manifests relating to boats and trading at Glin Pier. Come along and bring a friend to reminisce and stroll down […]

 

 

 

 

 

Ebenezer Turner, the Inland Revenue officer, originally from Scotland who was resident in Milltown between 1869 and 1875, writes  his memoirs:

 

 

 

Ebenezer Turner “Six Years in Ireland – Part One”, The Venture, Vol. 6, pages 93-111 (Edinburgh, 1897)

 

TALK ON THE 5TH KERRYMAN KILLED DURING THE RISING

 

 

 

FEATURING READINGS BY POET BRENDAN KENNELLY

 

Duagh native and UCD historian Dr Mary McAuliffe will give a talk at 8pm on Thursday, November 24th in Duagh national school hall on Robert Dillon, from Lyreacrompane, who has now become known as the 'Fifth Kerryman' killed during the Easter Rising.

 

Dr McAuliffe - one of the co-editors of 'Kerry 1916: Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising - has researched the story of the north Kerry native who was a successful businessman in Dublin's Moore Street. He died tragically while trying to get his family to safety during the worst fighting of the Rising. Witnessing Dillon's death on Moore Street, Pádraig Pearse is said to have finally decided to surrender to prevent further civilian casualties. Robert Dillon's name is now on the list of the Rising dead in Glasnevin Cemetery. His descendants are the Dillon family in the parish.

 

Dr McAuliffe and fellow author Owen O'Shea will also talk on the other north Kerry men and women who took part in the Rising and who were active during the Revolutionary Years. Poet and Ballylongford native Brendan Kennelly will give a poetry reading and there will also be a musical interlude with a 1916 theme.

 

This event is a fundraiser for the local Transition Year students who are travelling with the Hope Foundation to Kolkata and entry is €5 per family. The book on the period, Kerry 1916: Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising - A Centenary Record will be for sale at a special price on the night. All are welcome.

 

Whenever you approach any of God's children -- no matter who or where they are -- treat them with dignity, integrity, honor, and humility. Remember, they are kings and queens in God's eyes.

 

James Goll.

 

 

 

 

 

Teahan Kerry

 

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ROLL OF HONOUR.

 

North Otago Times, Volume CV, Issue 13925, 6 July 1917

 

 

 

 

 

John Kane of Co Kerry

 

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ROLL OF HONOUR.

 

New Zealand Herald, Volume LIII, Issue 16347, 29 September 1916

 

 

 

Cronin Co Kerry

 

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ROLL OF HONOUR

 

Otago Daily Times, Issue 17044, 30 June 1917

 

 

 

 

 

Butler Co Kerry

 

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CASUALTIES.

 

Sun, Volume IV, Issue 1056, 30 June 1917

 

Mossy of Glin County Limerick, was the second son of ‘Big Maurice’ O’Shaughnessy (1878 – 1943) by his wife Margaret Colbert. Margaret was a first cousin of Captain Con Colbert who commanded the rebels at the Jameson Distillery during the Easter Rising. Colbert was subsequently court-martialled and shot

LYNCH: Thanks for the list. Going through the names I came across the name of Captain Francis Spring, 24th.Regiment, Tralee parish church. My great grandfather Michael Lynch served over twelve years in India with the 88th.Regt. of Foot. He received the Indian Mutiny medal when the British Government suppressed the revolt by the East India Company, the most powerful trading company in history. In March 1869 he was discharged as medically unfit due the effects of the India climate. He returned to Tarbert married a local girl having qualified for an army pension . A grandson of his also named Michael was killed in France in 1916 while serving with the Royal Munster Fusiliers. So there is a lot of history there.

 

Bartholemew (Batt) O’Connor was born in Brosna, East Kerry on 4 July 1870. Educated at the local national school, he worked with his father and brother as a stonemason and in 1893, emigrated to the USA. He returned home in 1898 and moved to Dublin and in 1904 he branched out as a sub-contractor building houses.

 

 

 

He joined the Gaelic League in Dublin and later the Irish Volunteers and was sworn into the IRB. During Easter 1916 he was sent to Kerry to await instructions about the Rising

 

planned in the county. However upon hearing of the arrest of Sir Roger Casement and the loss of the German guns he returned to Dublin and was arrested by the police. He was taken to Kilmainham Jail where he was sentenced to be shot but was deported to Wandsworth Jail and later Frongoch prison camp in Wales.

 

 

 

He formed a close friendship with Michael Collins after their release and helped him in re-organising the IRB network and the Sinn Féin organisation. O’Connor was entrusted with the gold collected from the Dáil loan and buried it under the concrete floor of his house. This was never found despite frequent raids during the War of Independence. He was elected as a Sinn Féin councillor in 1920 and soon became chairman of the council which swore allegiance to Dáil Éireann. His various houses were used as safe-houses during the War of Independence and he himself was on the run throughout 1921. He persuaded Michael Collins to go to London to form part of the Anglo-Irish Treaty delegation.

 

 

 

He remained a councillor for Cumann na nGaedheal after 1922 and was a joint treasurer of the party. He was elected to the Dáil in 1924 and remained a TD until his death in 1935. His funeral was attended by many of the then Fianna Fáil government.

 

 

 

(UCD Archives) Letters from Batt O’Connor, mainly to Máire and Billy [in America], analysing the implications of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Treaty debates, the possibility of civil war, the attitudes of Eamon de Valera, Cathal Brugha and Michael Collins, and the euphoria of Collins going to Dublin Castle ‘to take over all its power and all it stood for’. Dwells at length on the character and significance of Collins (December 1921–January 1922). Includes a letter written from Rome when accompanying William T. Cosgrave, President of the Executive Council, and his wife on a visit there; copy of a letter from George McGrath, Comptroller and Auditor General, to O’Connor about the deposit of gold reserve in the Bank of Ireland.

 

http://www.generalmichaelcollins.com/life-times/in-memorium/batt-oconnor/

 

Aherns in Ireland's Memorial Records 1914-1918

The following list has been extracted from Ireland's Memorial Records
1914-1918. For additional information and names, see the index
ofAherns in Commonwealth War Grave records.

AHERN, Cornelius. Reg. No. 12330, Rank, Private, Royal Dublin
Fusiliers, 11th Battalion ; killed in action, France, July 1, 1906 ;
born Cork. [see obituary]

AHERN, Daniel. Reg. No. 4165. Rank, Private, Royal Munster Fusiliers,
8th Battalion ; died of wounds, France, September 1, 1916 ; born
Castleconnell, Co. Limerick.

AHERN, David. Reg. No. 11124. Rank, Sergeant, 1st Royal Dublin
Fusiliers ; killed in action, France, April 16, 1917 ; born Middleton,
Co. Cork.

AHERN, Edward. Reg. No. 4634. Rank, Private, Royal Munster Fusiliers,
1st Battalion ; died Gallipoli, December 5, 1915 ; born St. Ann's,
Cork.

AHERN, Francis Australian Imperial Forces ; killed in action, April 16, 1918.

AHERN, James. Reg. No. 7265. Rank, Private, The Oxfordshire and
Buckinghamshire Light Infantry ; died, Mesopotamia, November 22, 1917
; born Cork,

AHERN, John. Reg. No. 26. Rank, Private, 6th Leinster Regiment ; died
of wounds, Egypt, March 21, 1918 ; born Limerick.

AHERN, John. Reg. No. G/4943. Rank, Private, The Royal Sussex
Regiment, 7th Battalion ; killed in action, British Expeditionary
Force, July 7, 1916 ; born Tralee, Co. Kerry ; age 19. [see obituary]

AHEARN, John Edward. Reg. No. 7901. Rank, Private, Royal Inniskilling
Fusiliers, 1st Battalion ; died of wounds, France, July 4, 1916 ; born
St, Heliers, Jersey.

AHERN, John Patrick. Reg. No. 1811. Rank, Lance-Corporal, The London
Regiment, 3rd Battalion ; killed in action, France, March 10, 1915 ;
born Skibbereen [Co. Cork].

AHERN, Joseph. Reg. No. 6728. Rank, Private, Irish Guards, 2nd
Battalion ; killed in action, France, July 31, I917 ; born Lehenagh,
Co. Cork.

AHERN, Joseph. Reg. No. Spts/3570. Rank, Private, The Royal Fusiliers,
24th Battalion ; killed in action, France, November 13, 1916 ; born
Cork.

AHEARNE, Michael. Reg. No. 897. Rank, Gunner, Machine Gun Corps (Motor
Branch) ; killed in action, France, March 11, 1916 ; born St. Mary's,
Tipperary.

AHERN. Michael. Reg. No. 9988. Rank, Private, The Royal Irish
Regiment, 1st Battalion ; died, home, April 13, 1915 ; born St.
Munchin's, Limerick.

AHERN, Michael. Reg. No. 53068. Rank, Sergeant, Royal Regiment of
Artillery (Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery) ; killed in action,
France, July 20, 1916 ; born Limerick.

AHERN, Patrick. Reg. No. 5888. Rank, Private, Irish Guards, 1st
Battalion ; killed in action, France, September 17, 1916 ; born Cork.

AHERN, Patrick. Reg. No. 6950. Rank, Private, Royal Munster Fusiliers,
1st Battalion ; killed in action, Gallipoli, August 21, 1915 ; born
St. Ann's, Cork.

AHERN, Patrick. Reg. No. 42381. Rank, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
; killed in action, France, October 4, I917 ; born Youghal. [Co. Cork]

AHERN, Patrick Joseph. Rank, Captain (and Quartermaster), 7th Leinster
Regiment ; killed in action, France, August 9, 1916 (or September 9,
1916) ; born Tipperary ; age 42 ; decoration, South African Medal.

AHERN, Richard. Reg. No. 5937. Rank, Private, 2nd Leinster Regiment ;
died of wounds, France, November 24, 1917 ; born Portsmouth.

AHERN, Rodney. Reg. No. 11298. Rank, Driver, 1st Royal Dublin
Fusiliers ; died of wounds, Gallipoli, August 8, 1915 ; born High
Leas, Portsmouth. [see obituary]

AHERN, Thomas. Reg. No. 9379. Rank, Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers
2nd Battalion ; killed in action, France, March 21, 1918 ; born
Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

AHERN, Timothy. Reg. No. 4729. Rank, Private, Royal Munster Fusiliers,
9th Battalion ; died of wounds, France, April 3, 1916 ; born Newcastle
West, Co. Limerick.

AHERN, William. Rank, Petty Officer, H.M.S. Indefatigable ; died, May
31, 1916. [see obituary]

AHERN, William. Reg. No. 6045. Rank, Private, Irish Guards, 1st
Battalion ; killed in action, France, June 18, 1916.

AHERNE, William. Reg. No. 10354. Rank, Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles,
2nd Battalion ; killed in action, France, March 31, 1915 ; born Cork.
[see obituary]

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