Martin Devitt – Vice Commandant Mid Clare Brigade memorial. Crowe’s Bridge, Inagh, Co Clare.

Martin Devitt - Vice Commandant Mid Clare Brigade memorial. Crowe's Bridge, Inagh, Co Clare.

Martin Devitt - Vice Commandant Mid Clare Brigade memorial. Crowe's Bridge, Inagh, Co Clare.

“Martin Devitt of Cahersherkin, Co. Clare died on 24th February 1920, from a bullet wounded received while fighting for the freedom of his country, which freedom is prevented by mis-government”

“Martin Devitt of Cahersherkin, Co. Clare died on 24th February 1920, from a bullet wounded received while fighting for the freedom of his country, which freedom is prevented by mis-government''

By Padraig O’Ruairc:

Memorial to Tom Connole killed by the British forces on the night of 22nd September 1920 at Ennistymon, Clare.

By Padraid O’Ruairc:

Plaque commemmorating IRA Volunteer Michael Conway who was killed whilst trying to disarm two British Army officers on Ennistymon Bridge, co. Clare

By Padraig O’Ruairc:

You dont see too many I.R.B. Memorials but heres one to Thomas O Loughlin who was the manistay of republican resistance in North Clare for decades before the 1916 Rising. O Loughlin died in 1918

By | 2017-09-13T15:09:26+00:00 December 15th, 2012|Clare Volunteer Memorials|2 Comments

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  1. margaretg December 23, 2013 at 8:56 am

    My grandmother Maggie Quinn (later Margaret Gallery) and her brothers were both in the mid Clare brigade. I have her medals and her brother Michael (Mico) Quinn accounts of what they did when looking for a military pension . They mention raids on Ruan barracks. Mico was captain of Inch Volunteers and the first chairman of a free state county council. He says that he was active in starting the volunteer movement in Clare. He was on call for 1916 though the Clare guys order was countermanded and was interned in Belfast and in Wormwood Scrubs where he was on hunger strike under Austin Stack . He then did intelligence work in the UK.
    My grandmother was matron of a TB sanatorium where she hid many men on the run at risk of her own life. She also did intelligence and was a runner. She says she served in both Inch and Ennis brigade.
    I have the detailed accounts they gave with names and dates of ambushes etc. Ruan barracks is one they both talk about.
    They are not mentioned (Mico is briefly ) in any of the books on Clare though they both got military funerals and Mico’s obit talks of his service. His health was damaged and he retired from public life in the 1920s. She said in her applications that she at once point had a nervous breakdown after receiving a letter saying that she would be shot.
    If anyone can help me tie down names and dates to incidents and also titles would be great (she says she hid the Division ?OC and Adj) and gave up her bed to stay on guard in the sanatorium.

  2. Declan Bennett November 15, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I am looking for information about my grandad who was a member of the IRA in Clare during the period 1917 1922 and then joined the Garda. He died while in service on the 17/7/1932 A’s my mother and her sister’s were only babies there are no records or stories of his time from 1917 1922 .I would love to be able if possible to get some info to pass on to her and her one remaining sister. my grandad mane Donat Hussey or Dennis which he was better known we would love to know whether there are book or old photos we have one of him taken in Garda uniform my ma and her sister’s and brother seer all born in Mountmellick Garda station hope you might be able to help or to point me in the right direction. Is muse Deighlan O Bennadh

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