Irish War of Independence Figures


GEORGE LENNON: WATERFORD  REBEL By Ivan Lennon     Dungarvan’s George Gerard Lennon (1900-1991) of O’Connell  Street, Western Terrace (circa 1915) and Mitchell Terrace (1936)  had a noteworthy revolutionary career encompassing some 17 engagements against enemy forces in Waterford, Limerick and Cork: a  14 year old “adjutant” in the newly formed Dungarvan Volunteers; as a [...]

Patrick Joseph Williams – Irish Citizen Army

Patrick Joseph Williams(1874-1951) was a member of the Irish Citizen Army in 1916. William Oman evidence stated Patrick Williams was one of the permanent guard on liberty Hall for 3 weeks before the Rising. On Easter Sunday he joined the ICA route march through the city, returning to duty at Liberty Hall. On the Monday [...]


CATHAL BRUGHA: IRISH PATRIOT By Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation member Chris Mooney “When many of us are forgotten Cathal Brugha will be remembered” –  Michael Collins   YOUNG CHARLES He was born on 18 July 1874 and baptised Charles William St John Burgess by his parents, Thomas Burgess a businessman and Mary Ann Burgess [...]

By |2017-09-13T15:08:45+00:00November 27th, 2015|Irish War of Independence Figures|0 Comments

Michael Staines, IRB, Irish Volunteers and first Garda Commissioner

Michael Staines signed book, "With the Irish in Frongoch", now in the possession of the Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation. Michael Staines (1885 – 26 October 1955) was an Irish republican and politician. He was born in Newport, County Mayo, his mother Margaret's home village, and where his father Edward was serving as a [...]

By |2017-09-13T15:08:58+00:00April 1st, 2015|Irish War of Independence Figures|0 Comments

Captain Tim Madigan Limerick IRA Shanagolden

Capt. Tim Madigan, Timothy, born 11 Jan 1897, Shanagolden, Co.Limerick, educ Mungret College, Limerick, 1911-13, as a boarder, returned to farm at family home, Clashganniff House, became interested in the Gaelic revival and Irish nationalism, joined Gaelic League and Sinn Fein, played Gaelic football for Foynes, helped form Shanagolden company of Irish Volunteers in May [...]

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