I.R.A. 3rd Tipperary Brigade Memorial, St. Michael’s Cemetery, Tipperary

///I.R.A. 3rd Tipperary Brigade Memorial, St. Michael’s Cemetery, Tipperary


Batt 1 Rosegreen
T. Lee
J. Lyons
T. Larkin
M. McGrath

Batt 2 Cashel
J. Looby
L. Looby
P. Hogan
W. Delaney
P. McCann

Batt 3 Dundrum
D. Carew
J. Ryan
M. Ryan
J. Quirke
P. O’Dwyer
D. O’Dwyer
M. Purcell
P. Maher
J. Egan

Batt 4 Tipperary
P. Lynch
D. Ryan
P. Dalton
M. Breen
S. Duffy
F. O’Meara
J. Kiely
D. Lacey
S. Treacy
M. Fitzgerald
S. O’Riordan
P. McDonagh
W. Crowe
M. Hartnett
P. Moloney
L. Ryan
T. Looby
W. O’Brien
N. O’Dwyer
F. O’Dwyer
J. Hayes
T. English
S. Allen
J. Hickey
C. Hanley
J. Riggs
M. O’Connor
M. Edmonds

Batt 5 Clonmel
J. O’Keeffe
F. O’Keeffe
M. Condon

Batt 6 Cahir
T. O’Dea
P. English
J. O’Mahoney

Batt 7 Drangan
M. Ryan
M. O’Neill
J. Quinn
J. Hayes
R. Fleming
P. Bennett
J. Brett
P. Hackett
N. Somers
T. O’Donovan
D. Sadleir
M. Sadleir
M. Heffernan
P. Clancy
M. Clancy

Batt 8 Carrick on Suir
L. O’Neill
J. Tobin
P. Dalton
P. Naughton
J. Browne
R. Maher
M. McGrath
M. Hogan
J. St. John
T. Kennedy
J. Tarpey
P. Butler
E. Butler
P. O’Hanlon
P. Quinlan

The names have been put on the website in Anglicised form, in the belief that relatives searching for names are more likely to use these versions.

Book: All of the men named on the memorial are listed in: Tipperary’s Sons and Daughters 1916 – 1923. O’Dwyer, Martin   ISBN 0 9535634 13

By | 2013-04-09T21:32:24+00:00 March 4th, 2011|Tipperary Volunteers Memorials|29 Comments


  1. mckennamike January 4, 2017 at 11:03 am

    I am looking for information on a distant relative of mine, Commdt. Robert Bonfield, who was killed in controversial circumstances in Dublin during the Civil War. While Bobbie was from Dublin, his family hailed from Yaughalarra, near Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. I am also interested in information about Capt. Martin Hogan and Vol. Frank Power both of whom were known to Bonfield and both of whom were killed in Dublin during the Civil War. Also any information on the activities of the CID/Oriel House. My email address is mckennam@gmail.com. Many thanks.

  2. john moloney March 29, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    my granduncle william o brien from knocknagree co cork was shot in tipperary town with a number of other men has anyone any more information on this killing,is their a memorial near the gaa field in tipperary town to these men

    • Pearse July 8, 2013 at 7:34 am

      Hi John,
      This memorial has been moved to an area of the Town known as the blossom field up in Canon Hayes Park. A friend of mine has recently cleaned this up because there is plans in place to build a roundabout going in this location to facilitate a new Link Road. Currently we are organising a campaign to stop this Link Road. You can see a picture of it on Noto Tipp Town Link Road Facebook page.

  3. P. Lyons January 30, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I remember seeing a memorial to Martin ”Sparky” Breen in a field just outside Tipperary. I remember my grandmother saying that when the Free Staters brought his body into town they drove down the New Road with his body hanging upside down. This was possible as there seemed to be a terrible hatred between the two sides. May he rest in peace.

  4. sheila keough January 28, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    i ahve some information on Maurice Mcgrath and would like some on Top Donovan many thanks

  5. Herbert (Moloney) Smith January 27, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    My grandfather was Ned Moloney from Ballyluskey, Drangan, County Tipperary. I believe a brother of his was killed close to Drangan and another spent time ‘as a guest of the crown’ as we say. I would like any information on either my grandfather’s role or his brothers in the rising. I always heard my grandfather was a Collins man and being to young was a runner for him.

  6. Shannon (Green) Finegan January 26, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I am a decendent of Martin Breen.

    John have you been able to find more information as to the exact location Martin is buried?

    Gary- Would it be possible to get a photo of the memorial??? Where would this be locatated. Would love to visit during a trip from New York.

    I have a card that was given to the family from the IRA right after he was KIA.

    It would be greatly appreciated.


  7. Tom English January 20, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I am looking for imformation on P English /P Mac Inglis on memorial on headstone in graveyard in Tipperary Town I know he was killed on 6/7/1922 fighting on the republic side in the civil war .Where would I go to find out more ?

  8. John O'Connor November 24, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    need to e.mail information to you from 1921 including photo

    • Eleanor Hackett December 31, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      Dear John,

      thank you for your reply and apologies that it has taken me awhile to get back to you.
      Patrick Hackett is my fathers Uncle and his father was Patricks Brother.
      please do let me know how you would like me to engage with you – either by e-mail or by telephone ,I will provide you with a number we can speak on in an e-mail if you like.
      are you able to see my e-mail address when this message is posted to you?
      I look forward to hearing from you again.

      yours sincerely,

  9. Eamonn Keating September 25, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Great history, my grand uncle was Tom Ryan, Tubrid, Cahir County Tipperary, although not killed in action was a member of the 3rd brigade, went on to be lieutenant Colonel in the Irish Army, he died in 1980 and is buried in Ballylooby.

  10. bill maloney September 16, 2012 at 6:17 am

    my grandfather’s older brother andy moloney is buried in st.michaels cemetary in rosegreen,however he was not killed during the irish civil war,i believe he was the quartermaster for the brigade and was once captured by the free-staters

  11. descendant of Patrick Hackett August 21, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I have found out that St Michael’s Cemetery is in Cashel Road, Tipperary Town.
    I have also found out that Patrick Hackett is buried in Drangan.
    I believe there is a plaque on the ground in memorial to Hackett/Fleming/Clancy
    but does anyone know where it is please?
    Presumably in the Drangan area?
    Any info greatly appreciated.

    • joe hennessy April 9, 2013 at 1:51 am

      yes it is on the killenaule rd , 2km from drangan

  12. descendant of Patrick Hackett July 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I was delighted to find this information about the Memorial to the 3rd Tipp Brigade in St Michaels Cemetery in Tipperary, but where is it situated please?
    I am a descendant of Lieutenant Patrick Hackett 3rd Tipperary Brigade, 7th Battalion (Company A – Drangan) killed in action at Knockroe, Drangan on 6 March 1921.
    I understand there is also Headstone in his honour, and I believe it is in Cooleagh or Dualla. (Hackett/Fleming/Clancy). I wonder if you can tell me where it is please?
    Many thanks.

    • Andrew October 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Dear Sir/Madam,

      I came across your post as I was also researching the History of Patrick Hackett,
      I am a descendent of his also currently in Ireland.

      As you may understand I was curious when I came across your post that you mention you are also a descendent of Mr. Patrick Hackett.

      If you would like to reply to my mail please do so and I would welcome the opportunity to share between us any knowledge we may have on this subject.

      I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

      Yours Sincerely,

      • John Hackett December 29, 2012 at 2:10 am

        I am also a descendant of Patrick. My grandfather was his brother. I was born in Clonmel and we lived in Rathkenny, close to Drangan. We lived however in the parish of Fethard and we went to school in Fethard but we were geographically closer to Drangan and so we had very good knoweldge of Drangan and its people. Indeed my sister has married into a Drangan family and naturally we visit out there regularly. I am currently living in Cork but I am visiting up there tomorrow for the New Year. I know the grave well and my grandfather and grandmother are also buried with Uncle Patrick. My grandfather passed away in 1979 and we always had some indication of Uncle Patricks past but it was not mentioned much to us as kids. However I would like to learn as much as is possible and I am prepared to meet or correspond with anybody to this end. So please let me know anything useful and I promise to respond.

        • Michael May 9, 2013 at 10:29 pm

          Hello there,

          I have some information about Patrick Hackett my great grandfather James “Jim” Ryan was a volunteer of the no.iv clonmel IRA in his memoirs he tells of the night Patrick died. My grandfather and other IRA also on the run had gathered in a cottage on top a hill in Knockroe outside drangan. In his memoirs he says that the assembly had forgotten to post lookouts around the cottage. The black and tans surrounded the cottage unbeknownst to the men inside and set up machine guns facing the front door which was the only viable exit from the dwelling. The commanding tan called for surrender from outside the cottage shocking the men inside. Showing the true bravery an gallantry of the men inside they decided to try and fight there way out of the house. They made a rush for the door but the machine guns opened up on the men. This is most likely when your relative received his fatal wounds. I have a lot more information about the battle and the 3rd tipp battalion please don’t hesitate to email me.

  13. Rich Bowes December 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I’m researching distant cousins, James Looby (b 3 May 1897 – d 1920) and his brother Lawrence Looby (b 28 Aug 1900 – d 1920) both of Dualla, Cashel, County Tipperary. Family lore says that James was killed by British forces in the War of
    Independence, and that Lawrence was shot and killed leaving his brother’s wake.
    I see a J Looby and a L Looby both listed on the memomorial at St Michael’s
    cemetery. Could these 2 be my distant cousins? Do you have any additional information on their deaths?

    • Jennifer Looby March 3, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      Hi rich,

      James and Laurence Looby were my grand-uncles and yes the story you were told is true. both were murdered by the black and tans. James was murdered on the roadside while being transported and Laurence was shot leaving his wake. This memorial stands in Dualla which is where they were from and there is a museum in Cashel where you can see photographs of their memorial cards and of a rifle used by James. How are u related? If you are interested I will email you pictures.

      If you would like further information let me know

      Jennifer Looby

      • Kathy Rhodes April 8, 2013 at 2:49 pm

        Hi Jennifer,

        I am a Luby / Looby descendant too; not sure at this point if my family connects with this particular LOOBY line but I’m exploring it in hopes that it does. I was wondering if you could help me to confirm that Captain James and Adjt Lawrence Looby were the grandchildren of John Looby and Johanna Croagh? I can verify that their parents were Lawrence Looby and Mary Colwell/Colvell/Caldwell and Lawrence’s father was John Looby and his mother’s given name was Johanna but I’m having a lot of difficulty proving that Johanna’s maiden name was CROAGH. Can you help me with that? ALSO, it drives me crazy that the memorial photo here does not include shots of the 13 men that are actually interred in the plot…is there a list of the 13 men somewhere? Are Captain James and Adjt. Lawrence Looby actually interred here or elsewhere? Thanks for your help! Sincerely, Kathy (a LOST LOOBY trying to find her roots in Ireland 😉

        • Sean O'Dwyer October 2, 2013 at 1:52 pm

          I had heard mentioned many years back that two of my father’s cousins had been shot outside their home inCO. tipperary by the Black & tans.
          My grand father Martin (0)Dwyer married Hanora Looby in 1896. Their fathers names were William Dwyer and John Looby.
          John Looby and Johanna Croagh had a daughter Baptised in 1873 named Hanora – she I believe was my Grandmother and an aunt to the two Looby men. One of my aunt was named Johanna- probably after Johanna Croagh.

    • Kathy Rhodes April 8, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      Rich, I am working on this LOOBY family line as well; found your online tree at Ancestry.com and have found a few more records for the family that you may wish to include (ex: the 1923 Ship manifest for Ellen Theresa Maher nee Looby) sister to both James and Lawrence Looby (named on this memorial). Could you please contact me at Little.House.Antiques@comcast.net so that we can share/compare notes and resources? Thanks!

      PS and

  14. James Breen July 10, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Looing for information where Martin Breen is actualy buried. He is my great uncle, my grandfarther is burried next to him.

    • Gary Lonergan July 31, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      I’m nor sure where Martin Breen he is buried but there is a memorial to him next to our house in Tipperary it states simply
      Pray for the soul
      Martin Breen
      Killed in Action
      (10 of July)??? 1923
      fighting for the Irish Republic

    • John Ryan January 23, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      he was known as “Sparky “Breen_he was shot as they left Tipperary Town during the Civil War . He was a great friend of my Grandparents, my Aunts and Mother , they used their house as a safe house. My Grandparents and my Aunt are buried directly across from the Monument. My Aunt who lived with us used to tell me after he was shot she claimed to be his sister so she go see his funeral.I live in Calif now. Hope this info helps

      • Shannon (Green) Finegan January 26, 2013 at 7:35 pm

        I meant to add the post to this chain….but it went to the top as a new string. Here is what I posted (lol)

        I am a decendent of Martin Breen.

        John have you been able to find more information as to the exact location Martin is buried?

        Gary- Would it be possible to get a photo of the memorial??? Where would this be locatated. Would love to visit during a trip from New York.

        I have a card that was given to the family from the IRA right after he was KIA.

        It would be greatly appreciated.


    • MARTIN BREEN February 5, 2013 at 1:00 am

      martin breen is buried in the republican plot in saint michaels cemetery tipperary town. his name written in irish M O’BRAOIN . his memorial where he was shot on 16 jan 1923 ,originally was in a field just off the road to limerick just outside tipp town . but was moved to the emly road tipperary near canon hayes park.
      his parents are buried directly behind the republican plot ,corneilius and julia,their daughter lena allen 10-feb-1958 sons peter 6 nov 1960 james 17 jul 1973 john 20nov 1985 and a daughter julia are all buried here.another brother mick my grandfather is buried with his wife in another grave in the same cemetery. may they all r.i.p

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