Irish Volunteers at the Irish Soldier Exhibition at the Killarney Outlet Centre

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The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation were at the Killarney Outlet centre last weekend on Saturday, November  5th.  It was nice to visit Co. Kerry again. We hope to be back again  and as soon as we we visit the remaining counties we hope to visit Tralee.

We have toured 11 counties thus far and we hope to complete the 32 over the next 12 months.

It was an early start for us and members traveled from all over to get there on time, We had members from Limerick, Armagh, Cork, Louth, Belfast and Dublin, to name just some, well done to all. Gerard McCarthy was on hand to welcome us and we had a very enjoyable day. Below are some of the pictures taken very early before the general public arrived.

Stay posted for the next exhibition.

By | 2017-09-13T15:09:52+00:00 November 7th, 2011|Commemorative Events, Past Exhibitions|28 Comments


  1. Ann-Marie O'Dwyer November 13, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Does anyone have a list of the Irish men who were involved in the Hunger Strike in Wormwood Scrums Prison? According to an article on one of my distant relatives, one of his brothers was involved but I only know his last name, which is Walsh..there were a few brothers in the family..the article reads as follows:
    “his brother had been arrested for mililant activity and imprisoned without charge or trial in Wormwood Scrubs gaol in London, where he had undergone a ‘trying hunger strike”

    Any help would be appreciated

  2. Brian P. Hegarty Jr. November 12, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Was Jack Roche, IRA volunteer, participant in the Kilmichael and Crossbarry Ambushes, a prisoner at Wormwood Scrubs any time during the Irish War for Independence?

    • john o'driscoll November 14, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Send me your email address and I may be able to help.
      i recently posted a list of Volunteers and the administrator may be able to help you.

      • Brian Hegarty November 25, 2013 at 12:23 am

        Thanks john,
        Any information about jack roche’s internment would be helpful.

  3. barry keane August 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I am researching Michael O’Neill who was captured in Kilbrittain along with Daniel Manning in March 1920. He was subsequently interned in Wormwood Scrubs. I wonder if you have any details about his time in the scrubs- was he on hunger strike, when was he released, and does he appear in the famous photo

    Thanks in advance great site

    • john o'driscoll August 19, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      Michael O’Neill – Internee in Wormwood Scrubs (No 4016) from 11.04 1920 to
      8/05/1920 released to Marylebone Infirmary.
      I will send you more details of description in Irish Indo if you can give me an
      email address.
      Glad to help.

      • john o'driscoll August 19, 2013 at 6:58 pm

        Re : Michael O’Neill : I think the photograph shows the Internees released from Cornwallis Infirmary.
        I have the cutting from Irish independent 10th May 1920 listing the Internees released from Marylabone Infirmary on 8th May and Michael o’Neill is listed. Those released from St Marys Hospital,Highgate are also listed.
        I have a copy of Marylabone Infirmary discharge sheet also but the only way I can subnit it is by email.
        I researched the Newspaper in the National Gallery adjoining the Dail . Newspapers can be requisioned by giving advance telephone notice of dates between April -June 1920.
        Good luck with your search. John O’Driscoll

        • ettenna November 18, 2014 at 6:44 pm

          Hi John I am looking for the information you have on Michael O’Neill. I know he was shot at Ballygroman in 1922. Have you any idea where he is buried? Can you email me the information/photo etc as listed above.


  4. Brenda April 1, 2013 at 2:13 am

    Hi John,
    My grandfather was Joseph Burke from killashee, co Longford and he was in Wormwood scrubs in 1920, could you tell me if he was on the hunger strike list.

    • john o'driscoll July 8, 2013 at 10:48 am

      Found Cornelius Burke -Age 21=released to Higate Infirmary 8th May

  5. Daniel McInerney, Jr January 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    To: John O’Driscoll
    I think your father may have been my paternal grandmother’s brother. He was an officer in the IRA during this period, but I am not sure he was imprisoned. My grandmother’s name was Mary F. O’Driscoll, from Ballydehob. Could your father be her brother?
    Dan McInerney
    Minnesota, USA

  6. Tom O'Driscoll January 29, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Hi John,
    My grandfathers cousin Sean was jailed at that time allegedly the cmdt of 1500 men, but I dont have a brother Diarmuit listed. Do you still have relatives living in Ballydehob?

  7. john o'driscoll November 8, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I have details of Internees in Wormwood Scrubs Prison, during the period Jan 1920 to June 1920, and arrest and discharge if anyone is looking for these.

    • Mike Healy November 19, 2011 at 1:05 am

      Hi John,
      Is it possible to get a copy of the internee details and the arrest and discharge sheets of those who took part in the 1920 hunger strike?
      Thank you,

      • john o'driscoll July 8, 2013 at 10:54 am

        Dan McInerney. Not related but pleased with your interest & reply.

    • John A Kenny February 23, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      john good evening. I found an old tape recording and my grandfather speaks of Bloody sunday 1920. He lived in lower mount street and he speaks of a “Billy” who was sent to Wormwood Scrubs after the attacks on number 22 Lr Mount street and he was to be hung . 3 days before the hanging he was reprieved by Arthur Griffiths and returned to Mount Street. would you have anything on this or could you advise.
      Regards for now

      John Kenny

    • Teresa O'Brien April 9, 2012 at 11:31 pm

      Hi John, I believe that my Grandfather was interned in Wormwood Scrubs around 1920. I know he was on hunger strike for at least 11 days, maybe more. My own father is now 87 years old and has very little information. My Grandfathers name was Pat Broderick…he was called Brouder, Brudar then…He lived in Broadford Co. Limerick which saw little action during the war so we think my Grandfather volunteered in North Cork. Any information you may be able to supply would be of great interest to my family. Thank you so much, Teresa O’Brien

    • peter varian July 2, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      Internees in Wormwood Scrubs Prison :
      I’m trying to trace information on my grandfather, Peter O’Connell and his brother Timothy O’Connell, Hanover St., Cork – both jailed in 1920 in Cork County Gaol for possession of “Ammunition and seditious literature”. I understand that they were subsequently sent to England in the hull of a coal boat, along with other prisoners, and interned in Wormwood Scrubbs for about a year. Any info. much appreciated. On return, and following the creation of the Free State, my G/father refused a pension, medals, or declined to be interviewed by the Military Archivies personnel, on the basis that he felt the ideals of the independance struggle had been sold out.

    • Orla Kuiper-Ryan August 20, 2012 at 9:49 am

      Hi John,

      I’m looking for details of John Scanlan, Garraunboy, Killaloe, Co. Clare who was on hunger strike in Wormwood Scrubbs in 1920.
      Any info. greatly appreciated.

      Thank you.

      • gearoid shanahan January 25, 2013 at 11:26 pm

        i have a photo which john scanlon is in…

      • john o'driscoll July 16, 2013 at 2:06 pm

        i have a copy of the photo taken outside Cornwallis Road infirmary,london on release from Wormwood Scrubs.
        Send me your email address or similar and i will send you the photo and list of Internees in the picture.

    • Ger Greaney January 7, 2013 at 1:33 am

      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.

      • john o'driscoll July 8, 2013 at 11:34 am

        Ger Greaney-
        John Moran _ Interned in Wormwood Scrubs,White City,
        London under (DORA Act”) from 5th Feb 1920 to 30th April- Prison Number 3806 – Discharged to St James Hospital,
        Would have been on “hunger strike” – more information in Irish Independent and Freemans Journal Newspapers at the time-can be downloaded with patience in The National Library Kildare Street. (Beside Leinster House )-Good hunting,John

    • Tina Lenihan January 19, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      Dear John,

      I am researching my great-grandfather, Martin “Neighbour” McNamera from Kilkishen Co Clare who was on hunger strike in Wormwood Scrubs. I have a copy of a picture of the 14 hunger strikers who fasted for 21 days which was taken outside Wormwood Scrubs on the day of their release, marked May 1920. I am trying to identify if Martin McNamera is in the picture as I have conflicting information on this, some sources claim he is and others say no. I would greatly appreciate if you could provide me with any information about him if you can.
      Thank you,

      Tina Lenihan

      • john o'driscoll July 8, 2013 at 11:15 am

        Would it be possible to get a copy of the photograph to compare with photos of the time and possibly link it with other Hospitals,Infirmary and “Workhouses” the internees were sent tobetween May & June 1920.The Irish Independent gave regular reports also of Internees on “hunger strike”. I got some of these in The National Library , Kildare Street,Dublin ( Adjoining Leinster House.
        Regards,John (

      • john o'driscoll July 8, 2013 at 7:12 pm

        Success !!- Martin MacNamara ( Prison Number 3810) -Was Interned in Wormwood Scrubs,White City,London -age 23-
        interned from 5th February to 4th May 1920 when he was
        discharged to St James Infirmary,Wandsworth.
        Good news in the end- hav’nt looked at papers yet but make an
        appointment with National Library and they will provide the micro-fishe to examine the dates – particularly around 4th May
        when he will definitely be mentioned.
        My mother ( Annie O’Mara) from Flagmount,Feakle was active in the Cumann na Man in Clare also and would have known Martin at the time also

  8. john o'driscoll November 8, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Well done -impressive display .
    My father was Sean O’Driscoll -O/C 6th Batt 3rd Brigade – Eyeries,West Cork-1916-1922.
    Interned in Wormwood Scrubs Prison, with his Brother Diarmuid ,23rd Feb 1920
    to 8th May 1920 and on Hunger Strike. Diarmuid was also on Hunger Strike and not discharged until 16th June 1920.

  9. Trees Rotteveel November 8, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Great photos! Great exhibition!

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