By | 2012-04-18T15:07:21+00:00 April 18th, 2012|2 Comments


  1. Anne Rhodes (née Byrne) April 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I think that you are describing my grandfather! If so, the family moved up the hill and settled in Ardbrugh Road. Could you forward me a copy of the photo and I can then confirm whether it is him or not.

  2. Darren Morrison April 20, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Hi Gary, can you please forward this to the Secretary of Na Fianna for me please? Thanks D.

    May I first of all welcome Na Finna joining with us Irish Volunteers. I enjoyed reading the pages printed above but would have loved to have read them in order and in full. I find it very informative and would love to learn more about some of the guys that started so young and then joined the Volunteers.
    I have previously asked my friends about a man that fought as far as I know from Bolands Mills but sadly came up blank. I am trying to trace any information about a friends great grandfather. I have a photo and I think I found his name receiving a medal. So maybe you may help me.

    His name was PJ Byrne, he was from Dalkey but was evicted because he refused to pay rent to a British Landlord. I know he used to cycle in and out but dont know if his job was a cyclist delivering messages or not. I believe he became a captain. In the photo he is in uniform with a sword.
    Because he was from the Southside he was probably in the 1st Battalion. Would you ask your guys if they could help me as here I am stumped. We would like to see if there was anything written about him or anything at all.

    Looking forward to meeting some of you soon.
    Kind regards,

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