Sir Thomas Myles – Surgeon and Irish Volunteers Gun Runner (1857-1937).

//Sir Thomas Myles – Surgeon and Irish Volunteers Gun Runner (1857-1937).
by Eamon Murphy:
Sir Thomas Myles – Surgeon and Irish Volunteers Gun Runner (1857-1937).

Sir Thomas Myles’s yacht ‘The Chotah’ was used in Kilcoole in 1914 for the ‘other’ gunrunning that took place. He was also responsible for saving many Volunteers lives in 1916. He was a surgeon at Richmond Hospital and many of the wounded men from the Church Street area owe their lives to him.

Sir Thomas Myles - Surgeon and Irish Volunteers Gun Runner (1857-1937).</p><br />
<p>Sir Thomas Myles's yacht 'The Chotah' was used in Kilcoole in 1914 for the 'other' gunrunning that took place. He was also responsible for saving many Volunteers lives in 1916. He was a surgeon at Richmond Hospital and many of the wounded men from the Church Street area owe their lives to him.

 

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  1. Eamon Murphy December 13, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Hi Kev,

    The rifles and ammunition were transferred from the Conor O’Brien’s ‘The Kelpie’ to ‘The Chotah’ at St.Tudwell’s, near Abersoch, Pwllheli off the Welsh Coast. The Chotah then proceeded to Kilcoole on the night of 1st August, 1914. There were several reason for the transfer; ‘The Chotah’ was a bigger boat, Myles would have been less likely to have been suspected of gunrunning, also his boat had an engine enabling it to get closer to shore. Altogether 600 rifles were sucessfully landed at Kilcoole (900 at Howth) and 20,000 rounds of ammunition (as opposed to 25,000 at Howth).

    Eamon

  2. kev December 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Was the Kilcool boat not called ‘The Kelpie’?

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