IRA East Limerick Brigade, Bruff, Co. Limerick

///IRA East Limerick Brigade, Bruff, Co. Limerick

Name of memorial: Inventory No. 478 Bruff Memorial

Place: Bruff

Address and map reference: Junction of Fairgreen (R516) and Main Street (R512), Bruff, Co. Limerick. Map reference: R 628 363

Position: At roadside, near Catholic Church.

Description and dimensions: Life-size statue of an Irish Volunteer mounted on a plinth. Inscription in Irish on the front and in English on a plaque set into the ground in front of the plinth. The side and read faces of the plinth bear the dates of various rebellions. Height: 550cms, width: 250cms

Recorded by:  Michael Dolan, February, 2008.

Text on plinth:

Òglaij na h-Èireann
Tògad an leaxt so i n’Dil-Xuivne Vòryac
Seàn de Wàll, Brùj na nDèise, ceann brìogàide oirkir
Luimnige D’Arm Poblaxt na h-Eireann, a làvaxay
i gcat le Gallaiw ag Àt-Na-Cairte 6 – 5 – 1921
Màirtìn Ò Conwuiye, leas-xeann an 3ad cata de’n briogàid
Seàn Ò Caoinleàin, leftenant, complaxt na Gràinsije
Èamonn Ò maolyòvnaij, òglax, complaxt na Gràinsije
Dovnall Ò Sìokxàin, oglax, complaxt na Gràinsije, agus,
Annraoi Uada, òglax, complaxt Baile an |aoikij
Cùigear a Làvaxay ag troid dòib in ajaid na nGall
ag Cakair-Jiolla-Vòir  27 – 12 – 1920
agus fòs
Ar gac òglax de briogàid oirkir Luimnije agus gax
òglac eile a kroid ar son Qoblaxt na h-Eireann.
Cosain do Zaoirse a Èire
Tògay  1952

Other faces
1690 – 91
1798 – 1803

Text on plaque in front of monument:

Òglaij na hÈireann
This Monument Was Erected in Memory Of
Brigadier Sean Wall, Bruff, Officer commanding
East Limerick Brigade, Irish Republican Army
Who Was Killed In Action Against The Enemy
At Annacarty, co. Tipperary, 6th May, 1921,
Martin Conway  Capt. 2.I.C. 3rd Battalion,
John Quinlan, Company Lieutenant, Grange Coy.,
Eamonn Moloney  Volunteer  Grange Coy.,
Daniel Sheehan  Volunteer  Grange Coy.,
Henry Wade,  Volunteer  Ballyneety Coy.,
The Five Were Killed in Action Against Enemy
Forces At Caherguillamore 27th December 1920
Each Volunteer  Of The East Limerick Brigade
And Every Other Volunteer  Who Fought
For The Irish Republic
Cosain do Zhaoirse a Èire
Ireland Defend Your Freedom

By | 2017-09-13T15:10:09+00:00 March 4th, 2011|Limerick Volunteers Memorials|11 Comments


  1. Bruce McCusker August 24, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    My Great grandfather was a volunteer in limerick during the forties and early part of the fifties I am trying to get information on my great grandfather if any person can help please forward me as much information as they can gather his name is and please excuse my spelling Alaphonsus O’Sullivan from Thomangate

    Tiocfaidh Ar La

  2. michael horgan March 25, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    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.

  3. Patrick J. Danford March 21, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    any information on Capt Michael Danford shot 1922 thank you

    • Patrick J. Danford March 21, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      Sorry MIchael Danford Limerick City

      • Dan Willick March 27, 2013 at 12:03 am

        In searching my wife’s family history I found she had a great uncle, Michael Danford, born in Limerick October 8, 1893. Her grandmother, Margaret Danford (born Limerick August 8, 1891) was his sister. My wife’s aunt told her that the family supported the IRA. I have copies of census records for the Danford family which we obtained when we visited Limerick in 2000.

  4. Kev Smith December 13, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Greetings ,

    Would anybody have any information regarding a Thomas Fitzgerald who was in the Limerick resistance ? He was executed at home by the Black and Tans in 1921, they put a bucket over his head and shot him ( in front of his 4 girls and wife Mary nee Enright)

    Somebody in the family is doing the family tree and has uncovered this so any more info about him would be great.



  5. michael spillane November 6, 2011 at 10:36 pm


    I have just found a book which was given to my grandmother who was a capt. in the east limk brigade, it is called Brigade Commandant Sean Wall East Limerick Brigade I.R.A. 1887-1921. It was written by a capt M.Madden but i do not know if it was ever published I know it was written for the presentation of a portrait of sean wall in the officers mess in Sarsfield Barracks in 1984.

  6. Barry Fitzgerald October 27, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Can anyone help….I am trying to trace any details of my grandfather who was a Sergeant in The East Limerick Brigade in 1916…he lived in a village called Hospital…….his name was Michael Airey…. I have his IRA medal (No.984). After the troubles he became a career soldier in the Irish Regular Army & died in 1942 (May.18th). Tanx, Barry Fitzgerald

    • stephen Kelleghan December 12, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      Hi, have you been onto the Department of Defence pensions in Galway? once you have the name and medal number they will be able to trace the original medal application which will have a variety of details relevant to his service, then you can get a search done in the military archives in Cathal Brugha Barracks in Dublin
      on the Witness statements from the War of Independence. Hope thats of help.

    • jim hannan January 4, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      there was an Airey family still in Hospital Co Limerick in 1970s contact local
      historian Michael Sullivan

  7. Deborah Kay August 11, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Thank you to Pat Quilty and Austin Creagan for thier generosity with helping me with my genealogy of our Grandfather, Thomas Hogan. It’s been a number of years now since meeting them. It is a great website in honor of all the Volunteers. The Memorial stands firm just as it did in 1999. Nice to see it again here.

    Deborah Kay

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