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Enniscorthy County Wexford
In Enniscorthy Wexford about 600 Rebels took over the town cutting off communications with the surrounding district. The Rebels established their headquarters in the centre of the town and declared a Republic. Anyone entering or leaving Enniscorthy was required to produce a permit issued by the Rebels, commercial goods and motorcars were also commandeered by the Rebels.

Police held the barracks which was manned by an Inspector and five policemen, the bank was also occupied by a Sergeant and a Constable. During the week shots were fired on the barracks from Vinegar Hill and other vantage points and the occupants asked to surrender, the police refused to surrender and held the barracks until relived by the military on the 1st of May. At an inquiry held after the Rebellion the inspector told how the besieged policemen would have had trouble defending the barracks had they not seized over 1000 rounds of ammunition from Sinn Feiners shortly before the Rising. After the military relived the barracks several people made complaints that they had been terrorised by the Rebels in attempt to get them to join the Rising.

The inspector complained that had he received the same support as the police in Wexford town the Rebels would have been unable to gain the control of Enniscorthy that they did. The inspector stated that the police in Wexford town had received the assistance of over 200 people including National Volunteers, Ancient Order of Hibernians and Unionists and that the clergy, particularly Father Murphy, who made a damming sermon against the rebels from the pulpit. Frothy policemen were on standby to go to Enniscorthy but were held back due to the strong position held by the Rebels. The town was eventually relived by a force of 1,100 including 70 mounted cavalry.


After Enniscorthy was relived 373 people were detained, 319 were sent to Dublin and 52 discharged. 46 rifles, 66 shotguns, revolvers, 20 stone of blasting powder, 667 rounds of ammunition, 38 cartridge cases and a quantity of fuse and gelignite were seized. Documents relating to plans for the Rising were also seized.


Enniscorthy Castle
The Rebels toured the town of Enniscorthy commandeering food and bedding and also bicycles, motor cycles and any other item they felt would be useful. The occupants of Enniscorthy Castle, Mr Henry Roach, a Justice of the Peace, and his family were evicted from the castle and the Rebels occupied the building. A large group of young men joined the Rebels in the castle that night and they were sworn in as Republican Police.

On the Saturday evening all the Rebels proceeded to the Cathedral and went to confession. On the Sunday after the Rebels had attended Mass a party including R.I.C. District Inspector McGovern and Father Kehoe arrived by motorcar and conveyed the news that the Rebels in Dublin had surrendered.


The formal surrender was made on Monday when a Military force of 2000 headed by Col. French arrived in the town. The first Rebels to surrender were:

  • Commandant Brennan employed as a journalist.
  • Captain Doyle a Labour Society Clerk.
  • Captain Rafter a Vintner.
  • Captain King a Clerk.
  • Captain De Lacy a Labour Exchange Agent

The above image shows Back Row: Una Brennan, Michael de Lacey, Eileen Hegarty, Front Row Seamus Rafter, Robert Brennan, Seamus Doyle, Sean R Etchingham. The image was taken on the 1st of May 1916 just prior to the surrender.

Practically all the Rebels had dispersed on the Sunday following news of the Surrender. Hugh quantities of arms and ammunition were taken by the Military, many of the Rebels were rounded up over the following days and arrests were numerous.


The list below contains the names and details of those I was able to find evidence of service in Enniscorthy and Ferns during the Rising.


Balfe James. Volunteer, Shannon Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 3rd of July 1885 died on the 2nd of October 1955, aged 30 at the time of the Rising. Fought at Antwerp Mary Street, the Athenaeum, Brownswood, Woodbrook, Ballikeen, the R.I.C. Barracks in Enniscorthy and at Turret Rocks. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. Although not arrested or detained after the Rising he was questioned about his movements during Easter Week by the R.I.C. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and served throughout the War of Independence. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Balfe John. Shannon Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 23rd of March 1882 died on the 4th of January 1964, aged 34 years old during the Rising. Fought in Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Turret Rocks, Clonhasten Cross, Drumgoole Cross, Shannon Cross and Salville Cross, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. Following the Easter Rising Balfe was not arrested and re-joined the Irish Volunteers in 1917. His home was used as an arms dump during the War of Independence. He took part in raids for arms and petrol at Enniscorthy Railway Station. His brothers James, Michael, Ned and Phil were all involved during the period.


Barnes Michael. Volunteer, Ferns Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1899 died on the 5th of October 1968, aged about 17 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy and Ferns County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1915. He was deported after the surrender and was interned in Wandsworth and Frongoch. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and served through the War of Independence. No information relating to his involvement in the Civil War.


Bernie James. Volunteer, Ferns Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1897 died on the 16th of December 1976, aged about 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy and at the R.I.C. Barracks in Ferns. He joined the Volunteers in Ferns in 1913. He was not detained or arrested after the surrender. He served with the Volunteers up to 1920 when he went to England to find work. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Bishop Thomas. Volunteer, C Company (Shannon Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1900 died on the 8th of March 1985, aged about 16 years old at the time of the Rising. He joined the Volunteers on the 1st of April 1916. Fought in Enniscorthy County Wexford. He joined the National on the 7th of April 1922 and was discharged on the 28th of July 1923, army service number 9623 rank private, served with the National Army defending Enniscorthy and Ferns from anti-Treaty IRA attack during the Civil War from the 30th of June to the 18th of July 1922.


Black Edward. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1886 died on the 19th of August 1947, aged about 30 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Castle Hill and Turret Rocks Enniscorthy County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested on the Wednesday after the surrender and deported to Frongoch, he was released late in August 1916. He lost his employment as a result of his involvement in the Rising, it was 1921 before he got another job. After release he had no further involvement with the Volunteers and did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.


Boland Patrick. Volunteer, Ferns Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 21st of May 1938. Fought at Ferns R.I.C. Barracks County Wexford. He was deported after the Rising being released from Frongoch on the 23rd of December 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and joined the National Army at the outbreak of the Civil War serving with North Wexford Brigade at the rank of Private. He was involved in an attack on Kilkenny Castle and was injured during a fall on duty at Kilkenny Barracks. He spent three months in hospital and transferred to Wexford Barracks before being discharged as medically unfit on the 1st of February 1924. He joined the National Army on the 4th of March 1922 at Beggars Bush Barracks.


Boyne John. Shannon Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1880 died in 1949, aged about 36 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum,  'Antwerp' Mary Street, Glenhassin Cross, Turret Rocks and the R.I.C. Barracks in Enniscorthy. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising and spent some time on the run. He re-joined the Irish Volunteers upon reorganisation. During the War of Independence he was involved in raids for arms and the blocking of roads. He was not involved in the Civil War.


Boyne William. Volunteer,  A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 7th of April 1945, aged 21 years old during the Rising. Fought at Boher Bridge Enniscorthy, Railway Station Enniscorthy, 'Antwerp' Mary Street Enniscorthy, Greenmount, Ballinabarry, the Athenaeum Enniscorthy, Irish Street Enniscorthy and  Castle Hill Enniscorthy County Wexford. After the Rising he was arrested on the 2nd of May on Enniscorthy Bridge, he was deported to Stafford Prison released on the 8th of June 1916.He was a member of the I.R.B. and joined the Volunteers in 1916. On the Wednesday of the Rising (26th of April 1916) he, with J. Tompkins and James Healy, went to Boro’ Railway Bridge to lift the Railway Lines, while doing so they were engaged by a party of R.I.C. who fired on them from Wayside Woods, Boyne, armed with a revolved, returned four shots. The three attempted to make a run for it, Thompkins jumped the wrong side of the railway line and was captured, Healy was injured when he fell trying to escape and was helped to the hospital by Boyne. In 1917 he went to England to seek work and had no further involvement in the Volunteers. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Brady John. Volunteer,  A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in1897 died on the 14th of April 1966, aged about 19 years old during the Rising. Fought at Keegan's Irish Street Enniscorthy, the Athenaeum Enniscorthy, Turret Rocks Enniscorthy, Brewery Hill Enniscorthy and Clonhaston Cross Enniscorthy County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917. During the War of Independence he took part in raids for petrol on Enniscorthy Railway Station, Scouting for Flying Columns, raids for arms and watching spies and informers. He did not take part in the Civil War.  


Breen John. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 1st of May 1975, aged about 25 years old during the Rising. Fought in the 'Antwerp', Mary Street, Enniscorthy, Athenaeum, Enniscorthy and Castle Hill, Enniscorthy areas. He joined the Volunteers and was a member of the I.R.B prior to joining the Volunteers. During the Rising he cut signal wires on the railway bridge and took part in sniping of the RIC Barracks in Enniscorthy. He was not arrested after the Rising and spent about three months on the run.


Breen Joseph. Volunteer, Ferns Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 aged about 21 years old during the Rising. Fought at Ferns County Wexford.  He was arrested after the surrender and after Richmond Barracks in Dublin he was deported first to Wandsworth Prison and then to Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch in July 1916. He served with the Ferns Company throughout the War of Independence. He took part in the defence of Ferns against Anti-Treaty Forces in July 1922 and although he never formally attested to the National Army he served with them until May 1925.


Breen Mary. (Mary Cullen, May Breen). Cumann na mBan, Enniscorthy District Council, Enniscorthy Branch, Wexford Brigade. Born 1886 died on the 27th of May 1970, aged about 30 years old during the Rising. Served in the Athenaeum, Enniscorthy, County Wexford.  Joined Cumann na mBan in 1914. She helped with the cooling and manned the First Aid station. After the Rising she was not detained and continued serving by sheltering men on the run and collecting for the Prisoners Aid Fund. She discontinued her activities sometime in 1919.


Breen Myles P. Volunteer, Ferns Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 29th of November 1981, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought at Enniscorthy. He was arrested after the surrender on the 3rd of May 1916 and deported to Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch on the 3rd of August 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence becoming Battalion Officer Commanding I.R.A. He took part  in an attack on the R.I.C. Barracks at Clonroche an ambush at Inch and, as a scout, in the killing of R.I.C. District Inspector Percival Samuel Lea Wilson on the 15th of June 1920. He joined the National Army at the outbreak of the Civil War serving as Commandant and Captain with the 50th Battalion, army number SDR126, he was demobilised in October 1923.



Robert Brennan

Brennan Robert. (Riobárd Ó Breandáin and Ó Braonáin). Captain Brigade Quarter Master, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1881 died on the 12th of November 1964, aged about 35 years old at the time of the Rising. He was employed as a journalist at the time of the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy County Wexford. He was arrested after the Rising he was sentenced to death commuted to five years penal servitude. He served time in Dartmoor, Lewis and Pentonville prisons, he was released in July 1917. He served with the Intelligence Staff of Irish Volunteers and IRA General Headquarters under Michael Collins during the War of Independence as well as with the anti-Treaty IRA in Dublin at the outbreak of the Civil War and work in the Publicity Department of the IRA throughout the Civil War. He was editor of "The Irish Bulletin" from 1918 to 1920 and held the position as Under-Secretary at the Department of Foreign Affairs in the First Dáil in 1921. He worked with the Irish Race Congress in 1921 and 1922 and was Head of the Irish Legation in the USA from 1938.


Brennan Una. Enniscorthy Branch, Cumann na mBan. Prior to Easter Week she was involved in preparing first aid equipment and supplies. During Easter Week she served at the Athenaeum organising food, bedding and first aid. She served from the Thursday morning until the Surrender on the Sunday. From 1919 her house at 10 Belgrave Road, Rathmines, Dublin was used as a safe house where she sheltered various man on the run including Harry Boland and Colman O’Donovan, the house was also used for the storing of documents relating to many Volunteer and I.R.A. departments and used for meeting of these departments. She took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War taking part in many activities including delivering dispatches and sheltering men on the run. Her husband Robert Brennan was also active during this entire period.


Burke Fintan. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 25th of November 1893 died on the 15th of December 1966, aged 32 years old during the Rising. He was captured by the R.I.C. on the 26th of April while delivering dispatches to the Volunteers in South Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in November 1913 and later joined the I.R.B. He was detained in Frongoch, after release he took part in the War of Independence then moved to the U.S.A.


Butler George. Ferns Company, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1892 died on the 25th of May 1973, aged about 24 years old during the Rising. Fought in Ferns and Enniscorthy. Served with the National Army defending Enniscorthy and Ferns from anti-Treaty IRA attack during the Civil War from the 30th of June to the 18th of July 1922.


Byrne Edward. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 48th of September 1936, aged about 25 years old during the Rising. Fought at Enniscorthy County Wexford. Detained after the Rising there is no record of the length of detention or release date. During the War of Independence he took part in Irish Volunteer and IRA raids for arms and materials and the attack on Clonroche RIC Barracks in 1920. He also carried out Republican Police duties. At the outbreak of the Civil War he served with anti-Treaty IRA forces in Enniscorthy Courthouse in July 1922 in fighting against National Army forces.


Byrne John Joseph. Volunteer, Wexford Battalion, Dublin Brigade. Born in 1897 died on the 16th of July 1961, aged about 19 years old during the Rising. Served at the Athenaeum, Enniscorthy, County Wexford and on Police duties during the Rising. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising but lost his job at P. J. O' Flaherty & Sons, Solicitors, Enniscorthy, County Wexford because of his involvement in the Rising. He did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.


Byrne Stasia. (Anastasia Byrne, Walsh). Enniscorthy Branch, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1895 died on the 3rd of July 1945, aged about 21 years old during the Rising. Served at Athenaeum. She joined Cumann na mBan in 1914. She was mostly involved with cooking, making beds, and general service. She had no further service after the Rising.


Cahill Michael.  Volunteer, C Company (Shannon Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 5th of March 1886 died on the 8th of January 1952, aged 30 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. Detained after the Rising being released from Frongoch in December 1916. Served in the National Army during the Civil War from the 9th of July to the 9th of October 1922.


Cardiff Joseph John. Volunteer,  C Company (Shannon Company), Wexford Brigade. Born in 1898 died on the 27th of July 1976, aged about 18 years old during the Rising. Fought at Keegan's, Irish Street, Turret Rocks, the Athenaeum, Wexford Road, Glenhassin Cross, St. John's Mill, Donoghue's and the RIC Barracks Ferns. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising. After the Rising he re-joined the Volunteers and during the War of Independence he took part in a raid on Davis's Foundry and provided intelligence which led to a raid for petrol at Enniscorthy Railway Station and got information from an RIC Constable McNamara regarding planned raids and served with the Republican Police. He took no part in the Civil War.


Carley John. Volunteer, C Company (Shannon Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1897 died on the 14th of May 1988, aged about 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Enniscorthy Castle, Letts Corner, the Athenaeum and Clonhasson Cross Enniscorthy County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested after the surrender. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence. He worked as a guard on the Dublin South-eastern Railway and carried dispatches between Enniscorthy and Wexford Town and also transported some arms and ammunition used in the Killuran Ambush. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Carroll John (Jack). Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1899 died on the 17th of March 1974, aged about 17 years old during the Rising. Fought at Enniscorthy. Joined the Fianna in 1913 transferring to the Volunteers in 1916. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. During the War of Independence he participated in an attack on Clonroche RIC Barracks and a raid for petrol at Enniscorthy Railway Station in 1920 and was in the IRA unit responsible for the killing of an ex-British soldier and suspected spy Newton in early 1921. He was arrested and imprisoned from February to May 1921. As a member of the IRA garrison in the Courthouse in Enniscorthy, he participated in the fighting against National Army forces in that town following the outbreak of the Civil War in July 1922. He was arrested in August 1922 and interned until December 1923.


Carroll Joseph. Volunteer,  Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1896 died on the 21st of December 1958, aged about 20 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy County Wexford. He was arrested and deported after the surrender, he was released from Stafford Jail in late summer of 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and engaged Free State Forces in Enniscorthy in July 1922.


Carty Patrick. Volunteer, Shannon Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 3rd of December 1881 died on the 12th of June 1949, aged 34 years old at the time of the Rising. He joined the Volunteers in 1913 and because he worked in a quarry he gave the Volunteers instructions in the use of gelignite and blasting powder prior to Easter Week. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in late 1917 or early 1918. He served throughout the War of Independence. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Cleary James. Volunteer, Enniscorthy Company, Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 24th of April 1886 died on the 29th of August 1975, aged 30years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum and Castle Hill, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He was arrested at his place of work after the Rising and deported first to Reading Jail then to Frongoch being released on the 24th of December 1916. As a blacksmith he was involved in making pike heads and buckshot prior to and after the Rising. In May 1921 he took part in an attack on Enniscorthy RIC Barracks, as well as in the fighting against National Army forces in Enniscorthy following the outbreak of the Civil War in June 1922. He acted as an intelligence officer for the IRA during the rest of the Civil War.


Coady Aidan.  Volunteer, Enniscorthy Company (A Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 22nd of July 1952, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Ferns, R.I.C. barracks in and Camolin Road Ferns. He joined the Volunteers in 1913and was a member of the I.R.B. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising and although he re-joined in 1917 on reorganisation of the Volunteers he took no part in the War of Independence or Civil War due to illness.


Coady James. Volunteer, 1st Battalion (Enniscorthy Battalion), Enniscorthy Company (A Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1896 died on the 15th of March 1957, aged about 20 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Keegan's Irish Street Enniscorthy, the Athenaeum Enniscorthy, Wexford Road Enniscorthy, Edermine Bridge Enniscorthy, Templeshannon Quay Enniscorthy, Ferns, RIC Barracks in Ferns and Saint Mogue's Well in Ferns County Wexford. He was arrested on the 4th of May in Enniscorthy and deported being released from Frongoch on the 23rd of December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 but did not take part in the War of independence or Civil War.


Coady John. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 16th of November 1884 died on the 3rd of May 1948, aged 21 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Boro Bridge, the Court House in Enniscorthy and at Turret Rocks Enniscorthy County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1915. He was arrested after the surrender and after being brought to Richmond Barracks Dublin he was deported to Stafford Jail and then to Frongoch. He was released from Frongoch in August 1916. He took no further part in the Volunteers after release from Frongoch. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Coady Patrick. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 18th of August 1958, aged about 25 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Duffrey Gate Enniscorthy and at Ferns. He joined the Volunteers in 1913 and became a member of the I.R.B. later. He was arrested on the 2nd of May and deported, he was released from Stafford Jail after about six weeks in detention.


Colfer Mark. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1894 died on the 13th of October 1896, aged about 22 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Ferrycarrig Bridge County Wexford, the Town Hall Enniscorthy, Clonhaston Cross, Davis’s Mills, Slaney Street and the Athenaeum Enniscorthy. He joined the I.R.B. in 1911 and the Volunteers at their inception in 1913. On the 27th of April 1916 he and Michael Leary were sent by Thomas D. Sinnott to Ferrycarrig Bridge to scout for British forces. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and served throughout the War of Independence taking part in raids for arms. He took no part in the Civil War.

 

Connolly Thomas. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 25th of September 1976, aged about 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He re-joined the Volunteers or reorganisation in 1917 and served until March 1918. He did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.


Courtney Christopher. Volunteer (Sergeant), A Company, Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1883 died on the 21st of February 1953, aged about 33 years old during the Rising. Fought at Keegan's Irish Street, Enniscorthy Railway Station, the Athenaeum, Castle Hill, Market Square and in Ferns. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. On the Thursday the 27th of April 1916 he took part in a raid for arms at Codd's Hardware, Enniscorthy and that he held up a goods train at Enniscorthy Railway Station. And also fired at the RIC Barracks from Castle Hill. He was arrested two days after the surrender and deported being released from Frongoch on the 4th of August 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and remained on Active Service until 1919 when he retired due to ill health. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Courtney John. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 27th of October 1874 died on the 1st of September 1950, aged 41 at the time of the Rising. Fought at Keegan’s Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Scarrawash, Saint John’s Mill, Duffrey Hill, Ross Road and Edermine Enniscorthy County Wexford. He was a member of the I.R.B. and joined the Volunteers in 1913, his membership of the Volunteers had lapsed but he joined again with the split in the Volunteer movement in 1915. He was arrested after the surrender and after being detained in Waterford he was then taken to Richmond Barracks in Dublin then deported spending time in Stafford Jail, Wormwood Scrubbs and then Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch in August or September 1916. He lost his employment due to his participation in the Rising and could not get employment when he returned to Enniscorthy after being released from Frongoch, unable to find work he emigrated to England with his wife and four children after six week.


Courtney John. Volunteer, F Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 26th of September 1896 died on the 29th of October 1971, aged 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Ferns and at Ferns R.I.C. Barracks. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising but had to go on the run for about six weeks to avoid the R.I.C. who were looking for him. He re-joined the Volunteers on re-organisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence. He took the Anti-Treaty side during the Civil War.  


Courtney William. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 14th of October 1885 died on the 12th of December 1966, aged 30 years old during the Rising. Fought at Enniscorthy Castle. He was detained after the Rising on the 2nd of May and deported to Stafford Jail, he was released from Stafford on the 26th of May 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and took part in a raid for petrol on Enniscorthy Railway Station. He ceased activities with the Volunteers in July or August 1920 and took not further part in the War of Independence or Civil War.


Crosby Gretta. (Crosbie, Gretta Williams). Enniscorthy Branch, Wexford Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born on the 1st of December 1894 died on the 26th of July 1971 in New Jersey, USA, aged 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Served in the Athenaeum and the R.I.C. Barracks in Ferns County Wexford. During the Rising she cooked for the Volunteers and gave first aid to injured Volunteers and was also involved in intelligence work. She continued to serve with Cumann na mBan up to the Truce in July 1921. She did not take part in the Civil War.  


Cullen James. (Ó Coileain, Seámus) First Lieutenant, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 22nd of April 1881 died on the 11th of September 1968, aged 34 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Athenaeum and Ballindaggin, County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested on the 12th of May having gone on the run after the Rising, he was deported and released from Frongoch on the 3rd of August. James Cullen served as a First Lieutenant during Easter Week 1916 and served as Battalion Officer Commanding from 1918 until court martialled and reduced to the ranks in May 1920. This was due to his being overheard discussing an upcoming operation. James Cullen was also involved in the arrest of a spy named Jeffers and was part owner, with Patrick Howlin, of the car used in the killing of RIC District Inspector Percival Samuel Lea Wilson on 15 June 1920. He drove the car to pick up Wilson's attackers outside Enniscorthy prior to the attack. He  was arrested  by British forces and interned on Spike Island from September 1920 to December 1921.


Cullen James. Volunteer, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Fought at the Town Hall, Castle Hill, Scarraghwalsh Road, Court Street, Slaney Street and the Athenaeum Enniscorthy, County Wexford.  He was arrested about five days after the surrender and deported, he was released from Frongoch about the middle of September 1916. He moved to Kilkenny City in 1917 and was involved in organising and training Volunteer recruits there. He served up to about three months before the Truce in July 1921 when he resigned due to bad health. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Cushen Patrick. Volunteer, A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1899 died on the 4th of June 1958, aged about 17 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Keegan’s Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Saint John’s Enniscorthy and at Ferns County Wexford.  He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He served in the War of Independence. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Davis John. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1887 died on the 13th of February 1953, aged about 29 years old during the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy, Oylegate, and Ferns. He was captured after the Rising and deported being released from Frongoch about Christmas 1916. He was serving as an engineer at the rank of Captain when interned in February 1921. During the Civil War he served as part of the IRA force occupying Enniscorthy Courthouse and Enniscorthy Castle during fighting with National Army forces in July 1922.


Davis Michael.  Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers.  Born in 1889 died on the 22nd of July 1946, aged about 27 years old during the Rising. Fought at Carrickafoyle, Keegan's, Irish Street and Edermine Bridge Enniscorthy. He joined the Volunteers in 1913 and was a member of the I.R.B.. He was captured after the Rising and deported serving time in Stafford and Frongoch being released in August 1916. He was severely wounded when moving explosives from an arms dump in September 1916. As well assisting in the production of munitions, he participated in the IRA attack on Clonroche RIC Barracks and the raid for petrol at Enniscorthy Railway Station. He was also involved in the arrest and guarding the Jeffers in Kilkenny in connection with the murder of Thomas MacCurtain in Cork during the War of Independence. He fought against the National Army in Enniscorthy in July 1922 at the outbreak of the Civil War.


Devereux Eugene. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 12th of May 1882 died on the 9th of May 1968, aged 33 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Market Square, Ballycarney, Scarrawash, Oylgate Enniscorthy and at Ferns County Wexford.  He joined the I.R.B. in 1909 and the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested about 3 or 4 days after the Rising and held until the 1st or 2nd of August 1916. He continued contact with the Volunteers until 1917 but took no part after 1917. He did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.


Devereux Thomas. Volunteer, C Company, 3rd Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 4th of February 1888 died on the 11th of January 1962, aged 28 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He served throughout the War of Independence and took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War. 


Donohoe James. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Fought at Keegan’s on Irish Street, the Athenaeum, the R.I.C. Barracks in Enniscorthy and at Clonhaston Cross in Enniscorthy County Wexford.  He was a member of the National Volunteers up to about three months before the Rising when he joined the Irish Volunteers. He was one of two who fought in Enniscorthy wearing the uniform of the National Volunteers. He was deported after the surrender to Stafford Jail and was released about the 20th of May 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation but lost his job at H J Roche as a result of his Easter Rising Activities. He served through the War of Independence serving in Arklow. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.  



Richard Donohoe
Donohoe Richard. (Dick) Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 1st of March 1882, aged 34 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Courthouse, Mitchell's Corner, Keegan's on Irish Street and the Atheneum. He was a member of the I.R.B. and joined the Volunteers in 1913. After the Rising he was captured and sentenced to death, commuted to three years penal servitude after a British Army Court Martial. He was tried for firing on the RIC while guarding Enniscorthy Courthouse, site of National Volunteers weapons store. He was released on the 17th of June 1917. He did not fight during the Civil War.


James Doolan

Doolan James. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 29th of July 1881 died on the 21st of March 1949, aged 34 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Atheneum, Enniscorthy Castle, Salvin Cross, Enniscorthy and Ferns Village, County Wexford areas. He was a member of the I.R.B. and joined the Volunteers on their inception. He was arrested on the 2nd of May and taken to Waterford and then to Beggars Bush Barracks, he was transported to Stafford Jail and then detained in Frongoch. He served with the I.R.A.  throughout the War of Independence and took the Anti-Treaty side during the Civil War taking part in the fighting against National Army forces while part of the anti-Treaty IRA garrison defending the Court House in Enniscorthy.


Doran Denis. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 20th of February 1977, aged about 25 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Keegan's, Irish Street, Donoghue's, Enniscorthy, Athenaeum, Enniscorthy and Reilly's Corner, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy areas. He joined the Irish Volunteers on the 23rd of November 1915 having been a member of the National Volunteers.  He was arrest on the 4th of May and was detained until the 23rd of 24th of December 1916 being released from Frongoch.  During the War of Independence he worked as a Solicitors Assistant and used his position to obtain information from the R.I.C. which he passed on to the I.R.A. He had no involvement in the Civil War.


Doran John. Volunteer, Shannon Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1872, aged about 44 years old during the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy. During Easter Week he carried out sentry duty, outpost duty and assisted in the manufacture of pikes.


Doran Michael. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1899 died on the 23rd of November 1981, aged about 27 years old during the Rising. Fought in Ferns and Enniscorthy and was involved in the attack on Ferns R.I.C. station. He served throughout the War of Independence and joined the National Army at the outbreak of the Civil War reaching the rank of Captain army number SDR731.


Doyle Alexander. Company Officer Commanding, C Company (Shannon Company), Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 3rd of September 1867 died on the 9th of January 1941, aged 48 years old during the Rising. Fought at Enniscorthy and Ferns.


Doyle Andrew. Volunteer,  C Company (Shannon Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 5th of June 1886 died on the 23rd of December 1951, aged 29 years old during the Rising. Fought in Vinegar Hill, Slavin Cross, Drumgoole Cross and the Atheneum. Joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested on the 4th of May and detained in Stafford and Frongoch being released in August 1916. During the War of Independence Andrew Doyle participated in a raid for petrol at Enniscorthy railway station and a raid at Davis's Foundry, Enniscorthy as well as helping to transport arms. He took no part in the Civil War.


Doyle Andrew. Volunteer, Shannon Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 15th of August 1886 died on the 14th of July 1956, aged 29 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Athenaeum, Turret Rocks, Sadlier's Cross, Clonhatton Cross and the R.I.C. Barracks in Ferns Village. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested on the 4th of May and deported, he was released from Frongoch on the 23rd of December 1916. He served with the Volunteers and I.R.A. up to the Civil War, he took no part in the Civil War.


Doyle Anthony. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 2nd of April 1893 died on the 23rd of January 1977, aged 23 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Davis’s Mills, Duffrey Hill, Turret Rocks and Salville Cross Enniscorthy County Wexford. Joined the Volunteers in 1914 and the I.R.B. in 1915. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising and went on the run for about 3 months. He re-joined the Volunteers on re-organisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence taking part in trenching road, felling trees, raiding for arms, intelligence work and took part in two ambushes which did not come off due to the targets not showing up. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War taking part in several ambushes while on the run. He was captured on the 24th of July 1922 and detained until the 23rd of December 1923, he went on hunger strike for 27 days while imprisoned.


Doyle Brigid. (Brigid Moore). Enniscorthy Branch, Wexford Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1889 aged about 27 years old at the time of the Rising. She served at the Athenaeum and in Ferns Road Enniscorthy, County Wexford. She joined Cumann na mBan in 1915. She was not arrested or detained after the Rising. After the Rising she was involved in providing food and clothes parcels for prisoners interned in England and Wales and also stored guns, ammunition and uniforms for the Volunteers. Her Cumann na mBan activities declined after she married in 1918 and although she continued to store thing for the Volunteers during the War of Independence she had to keep her activities from her husband because he was, as she described him, a Redmondite. She supported the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Doyle Charles. Volunteer, Ferns Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1897 died on the 16th of September 1977, aged about 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested after the surrender and deported serving about three months in Wakefield Prison. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence during which he was involved in an attack on Gorey Customs Office and Clonroche Barracks. He was also involved in raiding for arms and petrol. He was a member of a Flying Column while serving with Ballycarney Company I.R.A. during which time he was involved in the seizure of mail which led to the execution of a spy from Enniscorthy. He joined the National Army in March or April of 1922 and served until the 30th of September 1922.


Doyle Daniel. C Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1894 died on the 11th of April 1976, aged about  22 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum,  Turrets Rock, McCarthy's, Millpark, St. John's Mill, Letts Brewery, Friary Hill, Salvin Cross, Irish Street and Enniscorthy Railway Station. Joined the Volunteers at their inception in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He took no part in the Civil War. Daniel Doyle took part in exchange of fire between RIC members located at Enniscorthy RIC Barracks and Irish Volunteers at Turret Rocks on Thursday 27 April 1916. During the War of Independence he took part in a raid for petrol at Enniscorthy Railway Station.


Doyle James. Volunteer, Ballindaggin Unit A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1896 died on the 18th of April 1962, aged about 20 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Wheelagower Cross Roads, Ballindaggin and the Athenaeum, Enniscorthy.  He joined the Ballindaggin Unit of the Irish Volunteers in 1914, the unit consisted of eleven men. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising and spent a few days on the run. During the War of Independence he scouted and provided a safe house for, as well as assisting in the getaway of, the killers of RIC District Inspector Percival Samuel Lea Wilson on the 15th of June 1920 and provided the transport used in the execution of a spy, also named James Doyle, in October 1920, and participated in fighting against National Army in Enniscorthy in July 1922.


Doyle James. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Enniscorthy Battalion, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 26th of June 1893 died on the 23rd of February 1970, aged 20 years old during the Rising. Fought at Templeshannon Corner, Enniscorthy, and the Athenaeum. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising but went on the run for about 10 days when the police came looking for him four days after the surrender.


Doyle John. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1899 died in 1968, aged about 17 years old at the time of the Rising. He joined the Volunteers in 1915. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender. On the night of Friday the 28th April he was relieved of duty after firing while keeping watch on the R.I.C. Barracks. He was subsequently court-martialled and exonerated by the Commandant Rafter Lieutenant Doyle and Lieutenant Brennan. He served throughout the War of Independence. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Doyle Joseph. Volunteer, A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born 1894 aged about 22 years old during the Rising. Fought at Keegan’s on Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Coffey’s Corner Market Square and the Protestant Institute Enniscorthy County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913, he was a member of the I.R.B. before he joined the Volunteers. He had no further service after the Rising and did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.


Doyle Laurence. Volunteer, C Company (Shannon Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1898 died on the 17th of March 1954, aged about 18 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Keegan’s Irish Street, in the grounds of the Convent of Mercy, the Athenaeum, Clonhasson Cross, Clonhasten Cross and Enniscorthy Railway Station. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender. He served throughout the War of Independence taking part in the raid on Enniscorthy Railway Station for petrol, blocking roads, raiding for arms and seizing rate books. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Doyle Mary Ellen. Cumann na mBan, Enniscorthy Branch. Born on the 24th of September 1889, aged 27 years old during the Rising. Served at Volunteer Headquarters in Athenaeum, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. She was in charge of the stores, keeping account of and issuing food supplies. She left the Athenaeum early Monday morning, she was not arrested after the Rising, her home was raided by the military and her Brother arrested.  After the Rising she took part in collecting for the Prisoners Aid Fund. During the War of Independence she kept and managed a small arms dump for the Volunteers and addressed Threating Letters to those deemed to be against the Volunteers. She served up to the end of the Truce Period and took no part in the Civil War.


Doyle Mary Kate.  Cumann na mBan. Born in 1886 died on the 30th of January 1964, aged about 30 years old during the Rising. She served for three days during the Rising, there are no details of her service and she appears to have taken no further part after Easter Week.


Doyle Michael. C Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 25th of February 1882 died on the 22nd of June 1953, aged 34 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Munster and Leinster Bank, Slaney Street, Castle Hill, RIC Barracks Enniscorthy and the Athenaeum. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested on the 6th of May and deported being released from Frongoch on the 24th of December 1916. He re-joined the Irish Volunteers upon reorganisation and took part in the usual activities. He was a member of a Committee that collected funds for the Prisoners' Dependents Fund. During the War of Independence he took part in raids for arms and in 1920 took part in a raid for petrol at Enniscorthy Railway Station. He seized rate collector books in Enniscorthy and in 1921 took part in a raid on the Davis' Foundry. He was involved in digging trenches and felling trees. He took part in an attack on Enniscorthy Barracks. He took no part in the Civil War.


Doyle Patrick Joseph. Volunteer, Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1887 died on the 27th of December 1967, aged about 29 years old during the Rising. Fought at Donoghue's, Lemington Road, the Athenaeum, the Gas Works and New Street Enniscorthy County Wexford. He left the Volunteers after the Split and was at his home in Tullow, County Carlow he got the train to Dublin on the Easter Monday before returning by car to Tullow and then cycled to Enniscorthy. He joined the Enniscorthy Company on the Thursday morning about 3am. He was arrested at his home on the Tuesday after the surrender and deported to Stafford, he was released about June 1916. He returned to Carlow in 1917 and joined the Volunteers there and then moved to Kilcormack where he helped to set up a Volunteer Company. He served during the War of Independence and was involved in raids for arms and an attack on Kilcormack Barracks. He had to leave the Volunteers about August 1920 due to bad health. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Doyle Richard. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1881 died on the 10th of March 1966, aged about 35 years old at the time of the Rising. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. Fought at the Athenaeum, Rafter Street, and New Street Enniscorthy County Wexford. He was arrested on the Friday after the surrender and deported to Stafford Jail, he was released after about two weeks. After his return to Enniscorthy he helped establish the National Aid Association. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and remained a member until 1918 when he ceased activities. He did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.


Doyle Thomas. Volunteer (later Lieutenant, Captain), A Company (Enniscorthy Company), 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1884 died on the 25th of September 1951, aged about 32 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought At Irish Street, Blackstocks, the Athenaeum Enniscorthy and at Ferns Post Office and the Railway Station in Ferns. He joined the Volunteers in December 1913 in Enniscorthy. On Sunday the 30th of April he accompanied the party, including RIC Constable Drake, travelling under a white flag, bringing news of the surrender in Dublin from Ferns to Enniscorthy. He went home after the surrender and was arrested on the 2nd of May and deported being released from Frongoch on the 24th of December 1916. He re-joined the Company. He was arrested on the 15th of October 1917 at Seamus Rafter’s Funeral, tried and sentenced to six months imprisonment for wearing illegal uniform and giving military words of command, he was released about the 23rd of April 1918 from Cork Jail. He continued with the Volunteers after release but after early 1920 he did not take an active part in Company activities. He did not take part in the Civil War.  


Doyle Thomas. Volunteer (Captain),   A Company (Enniscorthy Company), 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade. Born on the 27th of March 1892 died on the 10th of August 1962, aged 24years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at 'Antwerp' Mary Street Enniscorthy, the Athenaeum and Enniscorthy Castle. During 1914 and 1915 he assisted Liam Mellows in the establishment and training of the Fianna in Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913 and was a member of the I.R.B. He attended the Officers Training Course held by Peter Paul Galligan in Wexford prior to Easter Week 1916, and was also involved in the making of staffs for pikes in 1916. He evaded arrest after the Rising but was caught sometime between the 2nd and 4th of May and deported being released from Frongoch on the 24th of December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and took part in the War of Independence doing intelligence work. He took no part in the Civil War.


Doyle Thomas. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1881 died on the 17th of November 1955, aged about 35 years old during the Rising. Fought at Keegan’s on Irish Street, Hospital Lane, Castle Hill, Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Kilcarbery, the Provincial Bank in Enniscorthy and John Street Enniscorthy. He joined the I.R.B. in 1911 and the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested on the 2nd of May and along with Richard Donohoe was charged with shooting and wounding R.I.C. Constable Grace, he was court martialled and sentenced to death commuted to twenty years which was later reduced to ten years and then three years. He was deported to England and served time in Dartmoor and Lewis Jail, on the 16th of June he was taken to Pentonville and released from there the next day. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and served throughout the War of Independence. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was involved in fighting in Enniscorthy on the 1st and 2nd of July 1922, he took no further part in the fighting after that.


Doyle Thomas. Volunteer (Company Adjutant)., Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 9th of July 1962, aged about 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum Enniscorthy and at Gorey County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising but he was a wanted man in Enniscorthy so to avoid arrest he moved to Dublin. He served throughout the War of Independence making bombs, blocking roads, raiding for arms and helping to run a safe house at Annamoe County Wicklow. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.  


Dunbar Martin. Volunteer,  Ferns Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 2nd of January 1975, aged about 23 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Irish Street Enniscorthy, Wexford Road, Edermine, Ferns and Ferns R.I.C. Barracks. He joined the Volunteers in Ferns in 1914. He was arrested after the surrender and deported to England, he was released from Wandsworth Prison about four weeks later. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence during which he served as an IRA battalion adjutant, took part in raids for arms and mail, the burning of vacated RIC barracks and mobilised for a number of aborted I.R.A. operations and attacks on British targets. On the 18th of March 1921 he was arrested and interned until December 1921. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War, in June 1922 he was involved actions against the National Army and took part in the destruction of a barracks and railway bridge in Gorey, County Wexford. Due to ill health his service ceased from the end of July 1922. He was arrested and detained by Free State Forces for about one week in October 1922 but was released due to ill health.


Dunne Edward. Volunteer,  Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 3rd of March 1878 died on the 6th of August 1960, aged 38 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Castle Hill and John Street Enniscorthy County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913 he was a member of the I.R.B. before joining the Volunteers. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served in the War of Independence felling and trenching roads. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Dwyer Jack (John). Volunteer, A Company, Wexford Brigade. Born in January 1896 died on the 22nd of March 1965, aged 20 years old during the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy Town and Ferns Village. He was a member of the IRA from 1920 to the end of the War of Independence in 1921 and as a spy and intelligence source serving with the anti-Treaty IRA but working for the National Army forces during the Civil War. In 1920 and 1921 he participated in the attack on Clonroche RIC Barracks and the rescue of an IRA member William Kavanagh from British custody. He was arrested and interned from February to December 1921 following which he served with the Republican Police in Enniscorthy. He claims to have taken no part in fighting during the Civil War but to have been appointed a Company Captain in the IRA and to have passed on information received in that capacity to National Army forces through Martin J. Shiel, in this way he claims to have prevented a number of IRA attacks on individuals and locations. His two brothers James and Peter were also involved in the I.R.A.


Dwyer James.  Volunteer, Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1894 died on the 4th of September 1968, aged about 22 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Athenaeum, Castle Hill, St. John’s Mill, Clonhasson Cross, Red Pats Cross, Enniscorthy Bridge, Lemington Road and Ferns. Joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. In 1920 James Dwyer took part in the rescue of William Kavanagh from Enniscorthy Military Hospital, an attempt to kill a spy named Newsom(e), and the Killurin train ambush in May 1921. He took no part in the Civil War. His two brother Jack and Peter Dwyer were also involved in the I.R.A.


Dwyer James. Volunteer, A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 7th of February 1982, aged about 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in the Athenaeum, John Street, Salvin Cross Enniscorthy and at the R.I.C. Barracks in Ferns. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested after the surrender and deported being released from Frongoch at the end of July or beginning of August 1916. He did not re-joined the Volunteers after being released from Frongoch and did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.


Earle Michael. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 12th of May 1939. Fought at the Athenaeum,  Donoghue's in Enniscorthy, Wexford Road, Ferns Road, Ballinure, and Ferns. He was a member of the I.R.B. and joined the Volunteers just after the split in 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He spent Thursday to Sunday of the Rising transporting men and materials to and from various outposts coming under fire on several occasions from Enniscorthy R.I.C. Barracks. He went on the run for about two weeks after the Rising. He took no further part in Volunteer activities after the Rising and did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.


Ennis James. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 6th of March 1968, aged about 21 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, John Street Enniscorthy, O'Neill's Coal Yard Enniscorthy and at Ferns. Joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and took part in trenching road, raiding for arms and felling trees during the War of Independence. He remained a member of the Company at the beginning of the Civil War but did not take part in activities, he dropped out soon after the beginning of the Civil War. 


Ennis Lily. (Roche Elizabeth). Cumann na mBan. Born in 1898, aged about 18 years old during the Rising. Joined Cumann na mBan just before the Easter Rising. Served at Ferns R.I.C. barracks. She was involved in preparing food and making beds when the Volunteers were present. She was involved in collecting for the Dependants' Fund during the War of Independence. She travelled to Gorey to her aunt as the British military raided her house several times. She was also involved in sending parcels to prisoners.


Ennis Michael. Volunteer, A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 10th of March 1893 died on the 5th of August 1954, aged 23years old during the Rising. Fought at Irish Street, the Athenaeum, the Gas Works, and in Ferns and Borris County Wexford.  During the Rising he delivered dispatches to Ferns and Borris. He joined the Volunteers in 1915 and was also a member of the I.R.B. He was arrest on the 4th of May in Newtownbarry and deported to Frongoch being released on the 1st of August 1916. He lost his job as a driver as a result of his 1916 activities and being deported. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and took part in the blocking of a road in 1921 but was unable to get further involved due to ill health. He took no part in the Civil War.



Sean Etchingham

Etchingham Sean R. (John) Captain, Irish Volunteers. Worked as a journalist. He was also known as Patrick or Patsy.


Farrell Patrick. Volunteer,  A Company (Enniscorthy Company), 1st Battalion (Enniscorthy Battalion), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 2nd of April 1879 died on the 18th of March 1971, aged 37 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Keegan’s Irish Street and the Athenaeum. Before and after the Rising he was an Employee, Kynoch's Munitions Factory, Arklow, County Wicklow. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising and served throughout the War of Independence involved in making munitions and repairing guns. He worked on producing a special trip mine which, along with Brigade O.C. Joseph Cummins he demonstrated to Cathal Brugha and other officers in 1921.


Fitzpatrick Maire. (Maire bean Mac Giolla, Padraig Moran). Enniscorthy Branch, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1898 died on the 10th of July 1958, aged about 18 years old during the Rising. Served at the Athenaeum and delivered dispatches around County Wexford. She joined Cumann na mBan in 1914 and helped set up the Enniscorthy Branch of Cumann na mBan. She was arrest a short time after the Rising delivering a dispatch to Courttown but when the arresting officers went to make inquiries she left the police station, no efforts were made to re-arrest her. During the Rising she delivered dispatches and arms and ammunition around the whole County Wexford. She left Enniscorthy about two weeks after the Rising and went to Dublin where she remained until the end of 1917, she was operated out of Liberty Hall working with the prisoner’s aid fund and on propaganda work. She served throughout the War of Independence delivering dispatches and weapons around Wexford and to Dublin. She took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War during which she carried a message from Ernie O'Malley to Countess Markievicz to Dublin. She was also involved in the fighting with Free State Troops in Enniscorthy. She was arrested in January 1923 in Enniscorthy and brought to Wexford where she was detained for a month before being released due to ill-health.


Fitzpatrick Patrick. Volunteer,  Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1883 died on the 28th of March 1966, aged about 33 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Keegan’s Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Gray’s Brownswood Enniscorthy and at Ferns County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested after the surrender and deported to Stafford Jail, he was released in early July 1916. In 1917 he was appointed secretary of Enniscorthy Sinn Fein Club. He was not a member of the Volunteers or I.RA. during the War of Independence. During the Civil War he took the Anti-Treaty side providing information and arms and ammunition to Anti-Treaty forces.


Forrestal Joseph. Volunteer, Ballindaggin Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 27th of January 1972, aged about 25 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum and Ballindaggin County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in Enniscorthy in 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence. He was one of a group who took away the guns used to first the salute at Seamus Rafter’s funeral. During the War of Independence he took part in raids for arms, blocking roads and spent six weeks living in a dug-out. He was involved in an accident while handling a gun it exploded resulting in him suffering from deafness for the rest of his life. During the War of Independence he served as a Company Intelligence Officer and Battalion Adjutant with the I.RA. He took no part in the Civil War.


Forrestal Margaret.  She was active from the 26th to the 29th of April 1916 at the Athenaeum, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, she was attached to Cumann na mBan and reporting to Seamus Rafter.


Franklin John. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 27th of April 1943, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought at Castle Hill, the Athenaeum and at Ferns R.I.C. barracks. He joined the Volunteers in Enniscorthy in 1913. He was arrested on the Monday after the Rising and after he was taken to Richmond Barracks in Dublin he was deported to Stafford and then to Frongoch. While in Frongoch he was taken to Wormwood Scrubs and Court Martialled then returned to Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch about the 14th of July 1916. On his return to Enniscorthy he was dismissed from his employment because of his Volunteer activities. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served during the War of Independence. He was arrested by British forces in April 1921 and kept prisoner for about three weeks. During this time he was used as a hostage by patrols of the Devonshire Regiment, he was driven around in a lorry with a patrol to prevent the I.R.A. attacking the lorry. Due to ill treatment suffered at the hands of the Devonshire Regiment he suffered ill health and his activities with the I.R.A. were greatly reduced after April 1921. He played a minor role on the Anti-Treaty side during the Civil War.


French Alicia. (Alicia Shortall) Enniscorthy Branch, Cumann na mBan. Born on the 28th of February 1899, aged 17 years old at the time of the Rising. Served in the Athenaeum, Enniscorthy. She joined Cumann na mBan early in 1916, she was the youngest member to take part in the Rising in Enniscorthy. She was mostly involved in collecting supplies for the Volunteers, chemist goods, groceries, etc. as well as attending the wounded. She took messages out to pickets from T.D. Sinnott, Galligan and others. Her activities following the Rising were mostly in connection with the Dependants' Funds. She also organised concerts and supplied food to prisoners. She married Robert Shorthall in 1920. Her activities continued until 1920.


Gallagher Seán. (John Joseph Gallagher). Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), 2nd Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 2nd of June 1894 died on the 10th of May 1965, aged 21 years old during the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy Town and Ferns Village. He was interned until December 1916. During the War of Independence he was imprisoned from October 1918 to June 1919 while serving as a Battalion Officer Commanding, he participated in an attack on RIC barracks in Baltinglass, County Wicklow in January 1920. He served as a staff officer in the Organisation Department of the IRA General Headquarters from June 1920 until his arrest (under the name of John Mulligan) in March 1921 while serving in County Cavan, he was released early 1922. Sean Gallagher joined the National Army in February 1922 serving as a staff officer in the Organisation Department and participated in the defence of Enniscorthy from anti-Treaty IRA attack in July 1922, he was commanding officer of National Army unit based in Enniscorthy Castle. He resigned from the Defence Forces in August 1926 while serving at the rank of Commandant on the Brigade Headquarters Staff of the Southern Command.


Garrett James J. Volunteer, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in Kilkenny on the 23rd of June 1890 died on the 14th of March 1975, aged 25 years old during the Rising. Fought at Keegan’s, the Athenaeum, Donoghue’s, Carrickafoyle and New Ross. He joined the Volunteers in May 1915. He was arrested on the Tuesday or Wednesday after the Rising and deported being released from Frongoch in September 1916. He returned to his native Kilkenny on release but unable to find employment he moved to Portadown in March 1917. He continued his Volunteer work in Portadown serving throughout the War of Independence. No Civil War service.



Peter Paul Gilligan

Gilligan Peter Paul. Captain, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 15th of December 1966. Went to the G.P.O. between 8pm and 9pm, he remained at the G.P.O. until ordered by James Connolly to go to Enniscorthy and mobilise the Volunteers there. He made contact with the Enniscorthy Volunteers on Wednesday night, they occupied the Athenaeum until Saturday night when they moved to Ferns. After the surrender he spent two nights with another Volunteer Officer, Moran, then returned home to Ballinagh County Cavan where he was arrested the next day. He was sentenced to five years imprisonment serving time in Dartmoor, he was released from Pentonville on the 17th of June 1917. After release he returned to Cavan and was involved in reorganising the Volunteers, he was arrested in 1918 under the Defence of the Realm Act and imprisoned in Reading Gaol being released in March 1919. He was arrested again in June 1919 and detained in Belfast, he was released after going on hunger strike sometime at the end of July of beginning of August. He was arrested again in September 1920 receiving a bullet wound to the arm during the arrest. He was detained in Lincoln Prison and was released under the Truce in the middle of July.


Gleeson James. Volunteer,  Gorey Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1889 died on the 17th of April 1977, aged about 27 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at 'Antwerp' Mary Street Enniscorthy, the Athenaeum and at Gorey County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender and spent about two weeks on the run avoiding the R.I.C. He served throughout the War of Independence taking part in raiding for arms, road blocking and was also involved in the burning of Ardmine House as well as undertaking Republican Police duty. He served as an assistant Battalion Quartermaster from April 1921. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was held for five days by the National Army in October 1922, he had no further service after October 1922.


Goff Henry. Volunteer, Shannon Company, Wexford brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1897 died on the 21st of September 1961, aged about 19 years old during the Rising. Fought at Enniscorthy Town and Ferns R.I.C. Barracks. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. In 1920 during the War of Independence Goff took part in a number of IRA operations including a raid for petrol at Enniscorthy Railway Station in 1920. In March 1921 he was arrested and was interned until December of that year. Following his release he undertook Republican Police duties and joined the National Army in early 1922. However he left the National Army prior to the outbreak of the Civil War having been arrested and detained - from which he escaped - for providing anti-Treaty IRA forces with arms and ammunition. In July 1922 Henry Goff took part in fighting in Enniscorthy against National Forces following the outbreak of the Civil War he continued to provide intelligence for the IRA in the area for some months afterwards.


Goodall James. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 1st of January 1895 died on the 10th of May 1978, aged 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Irish Street, Asylum Road, Irwin’s Cross and at Camolin Road Ferns County Wexford.  He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested after the surrender and deported being released from Frongoch in July 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served until November 1920 when he resigned after his brother arrested in connection with the murder of RIC District Inspector Percival Samuel Lea Wilson killed on the 15th June 1920. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Goodall Joseph. A Company, Enniscorthy Brigade, Wexford Battalion, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 21st of November 1980. Fought at 'Antwerp' Mary Street, Irish Street, George's Street, Duffrey, Slaney Street, the Athenaeum, Summerhill, Friary Hill, John Street, Enniscorthy and Camolin Road Ferns Village. He was not arrested following the Easter Rising and states he re-joined the Irish Volunteers upon reorganisation. He assisted in making grenades and filling cartridges. He worked at Patrick Howlan's garage, Enniscorthy and brought the car that was used in the shooting of Lee Wilson (RIC District Inspector Percival Samuel Lea Wilson killed on 15 June 1920) from Graiguenamanagh to Enniscorthy. States that he was arrested and charged in connection with the shooting in November 1920 before been released in December 1921.


Gray Mary. Enniscorthy Branch,  Cumann na mBan. Died on the 19th of February 1941. Served at the Athenaeum and 'Antwerp', Mary Street, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. She joined Cumann na mBan in 1914. During Easter Week she involved in arranging hospital beds, making stretchers and preparing food in the Athenaeum. She was not arrested or detained after the Rising. After the Rising she helped in the anti-conscription campaign, making field dressings, attending meetings. She served up to 1921. She did not take part in the Civil War.


Habernatty Henry. Volunteer (Section Commander),  Shannon Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 7th of December 1881 died on the 15th of February 1956, aged 34 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks in Enniscorthy County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested after the surrender and was deported being released from Frongoch in December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and took part in the War of Independence taking part in raids for arms and a raid for petrol at Enniscorthy Railway Station. In April 1921 he was involved in an attack on Enniscorthy Barracks and that he took part in a raid on Davis' Foundry for materials. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Healy James. Volunteer, A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 17th of December 1880 died on the 3rd of April 1956, aged 35 years old during the Rising. Fought at Abbey Street Enniscorthy. He joined the I.R.B. in 1911 and the Volunteers at their inception in 1913. As part of a party of Volunteers he was detailed to destroy the railway line between Edermine and Enniscorthy. Before they could destroy the railway line they were interrupted by the R.I.C. men, the Volunteers fired on the R.I.C. and retreated, it was during this retreat that James Healy fell and broke two ribs, he was taken to Enniscorthy Hospital, he remained in hospital until the 6th of May when he was arrested and eventually deported ending up in Frongoch, he was released on Christmas Eve 1916. He remained a member up to 1921 but was deemed unfit for active service and took no part in activities, he took no part in the Civil War.


Hearne May (Mary Ellen Hearne). Cumann na mBan, Enniscorthy branch, Wexford area. Born in 1897, aged about 19 years old during the Rising. Served in the Athenaeum, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. She was called out on the Thursday to the Athenaeum where she remained until the end of the week on cooking duties. She was slightly wounded (accidental discharge of a Volunteer's rifle in the Athenaeum). Following the Easter Rising she resumed normal activity with Cumann na mBan. Her activities included collecting funds, attending first aid lectures, and providing meals to volunteers. Due to illness she took no further part after 1919.


Hearne Thomas. Volunteer, A Company, Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 8th of August 1894 died on the 22nd of January 1964, aged 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Castle Hill, Enniscorthy R.I.C. Barracks and Ferns R.I.C. Barracks. On Easter Sunday he carried a dispatch to Aylward that the mobilisation was cancelled. He fired a number of shots at police (Royal Irish Constabulary) at the RIC Barracks, Enniscorthy. Following the Easter Rising he was arrested and charged with the attempted murder of a man named Owens, Carroll's Bridge, but was released after three days. He moved to England in August 1917 before returning in 1918. During the War of Independence he acted as dispatch carrier. Took no further part thereafter.


Heavey Thomas. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1897 died on the 19th of June 1956, aged about 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, the Munster and Leinster Back Enniscorthy, Clonhaston Cross, Duffrey Gate, John Street and Irish Street Enniscorthy County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested on the 1st of May and detained in Waterford Jail and Richmond Barracks, he was released from Richmond Barracks about three weeks after his arrest. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence, he was involved in blocking roads, raiding for petrol and raiding for arms. He was imprisoned for six months from March 1921. At the outbreak of the Civil War in July 1922 he took part in fighting against National Army forces in Enniscorthy and carried out police work during the IRA occupation of the town.


Hendrick Nicholas. Volunteer, Fianna Eireann attached to A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 18th of July 1900 he was 15 years old at the time of the Rising. He fought at Keegan’s Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Edermine Bridge, Borrmount Cross and the Court House in Enniscorthy. He joined Fianna Eireann in March 1916. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence. Although he had no official part in the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War he did help Anti-Treaty forces whenever he could. 


Hendrick William. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1897 died on the 31th of December 1959, aged about 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Keegan’s Irish Street, the Athenaeum, White’s Corner, Letts Brewery, Salville Cross, Y.M.C.A. Enniscorthy and Market Square Enniscorthy County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested on Tuesday the 2nd of May and deported being released from Frongoch in August 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence assisting in the transportation of arms and ammunition. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Heneghan Annie (Annie Cardiff). Cumann na mBan, Enniscorthy Branch, Wexford Brigade. Born in 1899 died on the 28th of February 1944, aged about 17 years old during the Rising. Served at the Athenaeum and Ferns Village. She became a member of the Cumann na mBan Enniscorthy branch six months before Easter Week, 1916. Her activities during Easter Week were cooking and Red Cross work, collecting funds for dependants. Got orders on April 27th to report to the Athenaeum, Enniscorthy (Headquarters). She went to Ferns with others and remained there until the Sunday. She served with Cumann na mBan throughout the War of Independence.


Hiney William. Volunteer,  C Company (Shannon Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 27th of May 1897 died on the 24th of November 1964, aged 18 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He served throughout the War of Independence and joined the National Army during the Civil War. During the War of Independence he served as Second Lieutenant, F Company, North Wexford Brigade, I.R.A. During the Civil War he served as Sergeant, Motor Transport Corps, Dublin Command, service number 9586.


Holbrook Matthew. Volunteer (Captain Engineers), A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1874 died on the 11th of August 1954, aged about 42 years old during the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks in Enniscorthy and Keegan’s Irish Street and at the Athenaeum. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. After the Rising he was arrested and deported first to Stafford then Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch just before Christmas 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence. He was involved in attacks on Crown Forces at Clonroche Barracks and the Killurin. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was involved in sniping on Free State Troops and he joined Jim Daly's Active Service Unit (Flying Column) and later Lambert's Column. He was involved in exchanges with National Forces at Whitford. He was arrested in August 1922 and interned until December 1924. While interned he took part in a hunger strike.


Howlin Patrick Joseph. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1887 died on the 20th of June 1938, aged about 29 years old during the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy Town and Ferns Village. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising and maintained activities with the I.R.A. serving as battalion Quartermaster from April 1919 to August or September 1920 when he resigned due to ill health, he continued serving as a Volunteer up to the Civil War. He provided the car (part owned with fellow IRA officer Seamus Cullen) used by the killers of RIC District Inspector Percival Samuel Lea Wilson on 15 June 1920 as well as taking part in a raid for petrol at Enniscorthy railway station. He took no part in the Civil War.


Hughes John. Volunteer, C Company (Shannon Company), A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1882 died on the 11th of May 1941, aged about 34 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Drumgoole Cross, Enniscorthy, Turret Rocks, Enniscorthy, Athenaeum, Enniscorthy and Ferns Village areas. He avoided arrest after the Rising and after spending a couple of days on the run returned to normal life and assisting in the reorganisation of the Volunteers. He took part in actions against the National Army for a few days at the outbreak of the Civil War but had to retire due to ill health.


Hyland Joseph. Volunteer, Shannon Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1879 died on the 1st of December 1957, aged about 37 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at  'Antwerp' Mary Street Enniscorthy, the Athenaeum, Clonhasten Cross, Castle Hill and Davis’s Mills, Enniscorthy County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913, he was already a member of the I.R.B. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender. He re-joined the Volunteers in 1917 and took part in the War of Independence and was involved in blocking roads, caring for an arms dump and was involved in the destruction of a bridge. He received a wound to the hand while involved in blowing-up the bridge. He took no part in the Civil War.


Hyland Matthew. Volunteer, Shannon Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1896 died on the 15th of July 1965, aged about 20 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Red Pass Cross, Drumgoole Cross, Turret Rocks, Davis’s Mills, Yeates and Aspills Corner Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested on the 8th or 9th of May and deported to Lewis Prison, he was released in July 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence. He took part in raids for arms and road blocking. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Johnson Patrick. Volunteer, Shannon Company, Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1882, aged about 34 years old during the Rising. Fought at 'Antwerp' Mary Street, the Athenaeum, St. John’s, Turret Rocks, Wexford Road Enniscorthy and Ferns Village. He was not detained or arrested after the Rising and as far as I can tell he took no further part in Volunteer or I.R.A. activities and no part in the Civil War.


Jordan James.  Sergeant, A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers.  Born on the 26th of August 1875 died on the 8th of July 1944, aged 40 years old during the Rising. Fought at Enniscorthy Town and Ferns R.I.C. Barracks. During the 1916 Easter Rising James Jordan assisted in cutting railway and telegraph lines at Ferns as well as firing on RIC at Enniscorthy. He was subsequently interned until August 1916. From 1918 to 1921 he served with the Irish Volunteers and IRA as a Company Lieutenant and Company Captain and undertook organising and training work. He also took part in the IRA attack on Clonroche RIC Barracks in April 1920. He joined the National Army in March 1922 and served during the Civil War until his dismissal from that force for incompetency and remissness on 22 November 1922. Army service number SDR1367.


Jordan Michael. Volunteer, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 12th of May 1898 died on the 5th of May 1969, aged 17 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Market Square, Armstrong’s, New Street, Slaney Street, Blackstooks and Duffrey Hill Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in March 1916. He was arrested on the Tuesday after the surrender and taken to Richmond Barracks in Dublin, he was released on the 14th of May 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence mainly involved in buying revolvers and ammunition from British Soldiers in his father’s public house in Enniscorthy. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was involved in gathering intelligence and passing it on to Anti-Treaty forces.


Jordan Sara. (Sara Walsh). Cumann na mBan, Wexford. Born in 1896 died on the 7th of October 1956, aged about 20 years old at the time of the Rising. Served at the Athenaeum. She was not arrested or captured after the Rising. During the Rising she helped with food and bedding at the Headquarters in the Athenaeum. During the War of Independence she helped with fundraising for Prisoner’s Aid and provided comforts such as cigarettes and clothes for prisoners at Enniscorthy Court House. During the Civil War she took the Anti-Treaty side providing food and first aid for Anti-Treaty forces fighting in Enniscorthy. He husband also took part in the Rising.


Kavanagh Patrick. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1867 died on the 17th of February 1942, aged about 49 years old during the Rising. Fought at Turret Rocks, Edermine, St. John's Mill and Drumgoole Enniscorthy. He joined the Volunteers in 1913, he was a member of the I.R.B. prior to joining the Volunteers. He was arrested on the Tuesday after the Rising and deported to Stafford, he was released after about five weeks. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and took part in managing arms dumps and transporting arms and explosives, he was badly burned when some explosives exploded at the dump at the Mill House, one Volunteer lost his leg in the explosion. He took the Anti-Treaty side during the fighting in Enniscorthy, he left Enniscorthy with O’Malley’s Flying Column but was sent home after the few days due to his age.


Kavanagh William. Volunteer, Ferns Company, Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1899 died on the 27th of April 1974, aged about 17 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy and Ferns County Wexford. He was arrested after the Surrender and deported being released from Frongoch in December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence and was involved in attacks on British forces and a military train as well as the shooting of three alleged spies, two named Skelton and one named Morrissey. Breen also states that Kavanagh was arrested in September 1920 but escaped from custody in December 1920. He served with the National Army during the Civil War during which he was involved in fighting with the Anti-Treaty Forces in Kilkenny and Wexford, he was wounded twice and promoted for bravery under fire. He served at the rank of Lieutenant with the 41st Battalion, Waterford Command service number SDR3724.


Kearney Thomas.


Keeffe Michael (Michael O' Keeffe). Volunteer, C Company (Shannon Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 2nd of July 1894 died on the 27th of February 1968, aged 21 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Athenaeum, Enniscorthy, Turret Rocks, Enniscorthy and Davis's Mills, Enniscorthy areas. He was arrested on the Tuesday after the Rising, he was held at the local barracks and released after an hour. During the War of Independence he took part in a raid for petrol on Enniscorthy Railway Station.


Keegan Ellen. Enniscorthy Branch, Wexford Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born on the 19th of January 1887 died on the 14th of November 1965, aged 19 years old during the Rising. Served at Keegan's, Irish Street, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. Prior to and during the 1916 Easter Rising Ellen Keegan assisted in the manufacture of munitions which was mainly carried on at her family’s home and business premises. Ellen Keegan was not arrested after the surrender and assisted in the dumping and safe keeping of Irish Volunteer arms, ammunition, munitions and equipment. From 1917 she assisted in the reorganisation of Cumann na mBan as well as continuing to assist with munitions work, fund raising and political work. During the War of Independence, as well as serving as Branch Treasurer she carried despatches, assisted with the storage and movement of arms and carried out first aid work making her family home available for Irish Volunteers and IRA men on the run and or in need of medical assistance. Following the outbreak of the Civil War Ellen Keegan assisted the anti-Treaty IRA forces during the fighting in Enniscorthy in July 1922. In this capacity she provided first aid and assistance not only to wounded IRA members but also to wounded and injured members of the National Army forces. Following the evacuation of the town by the IRA and its retaking by National Forces Ellen Keegan mainly worked to assist IRA prisoners and their dependants. Her brother Patrick and her sister Teresa also served.


Keegan Patrick. Brigade Quartermaster, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 3rd of April 1953. Fought in Enniscorthy Town. He was arrested on the 2nd of May after the Rising and deported being released from Frongoch in December 1916. He joined the Volunteers in 1913.  Patrick Keegan served as Brigade Quartermaster, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers prior to and during the 1916 Easter Rising. His uncle's premises were used as an arms manufacturing centre and dump. During 1918 Patrick Keegan became a Battalion Officer Commanding, following the arrest of the then Brigade Officer Commanding Thomas D. Sinnott in October of that year, Patrick Keegan held the latter post. From 1919 to 1922 Patrick Keegan served with General Headquarters of the Irish Volunteers and IRA mostly in the United States of America being involved in various attempts to import arms from there to Ireland as well as carrying despatches between the two countries. In particular he was involved in the unsuccessful attempt to transport a quantity of Thompson Machine Guns from New York. Following the capture of these arms by the American authorities from the SS East Side at Hoboken, New Jersey in July 1921, Keegan was forced to go on the run and returned to Ireland in April 1922. Patrick Keegan took part in fighting in Enniscorthy, County Wexford against National Army forces in July 1922 following the outbreak of the Civil War. Subsequently he served with the Brigade Active Service Unit and was captured in September 1922 and interned until December 1923. Patrick Keegan was involved in the Irish Volunteers from 1913 and participated in the distribution of arms landed at Kilcoole, County Wicklow in August 1914. He was a member of the IRB and was Head Centre for County Wexford in the years after the Easter Rising. He was active in the I.R.A. up to 1925. His two sisters, Kllen and Teresa Keegan also served.


Keegan Teresa. Enniscorthy Branch, Wexford Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1888 died on the 19th of September 1968, aged about 28 years old during the Rising. Served at Keegan's, Irish Street, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. Prior to and during the 1916 Easter Rising Teresa Keegan assisted in the manufacture of munitions which was mainly carried on at her family's home and business premises. She was not arrested after the surrender and assisted in the dumping and safe keeping of Irish Volunteer arms, ammunition, munitions and equipment. From 1917 she assisted in the reorganisation of Cumann na mBan as well as continuing to assist with munitions work, fund raising and political work. During the War of Independence she carried despatches, assisted with the storage and movement of arms and in early 1920 was appointed Captain of her Cumann na mBan branch. She also made her family home available for the use of Irish Volunteer and IRA members on the run or wounded. Following the outbreak of the Civil War Teresa Keegan cooked for the anti-Treaty IRA forces during the fighting in Enniscorthy in July 1922 and later worked in support of IRA prisoners and their dependants. Her brother Patrick and her sister Ellen also served.


Kehoe Josephine. Enniscorthy Branch, Wexford Brigade Area, Cumann na mBan. Died on the 18th of April 1937. Served at the Athenaeum Enniscorthy. He assisted with the cooking at the Athenaeum. After the Rising she was involved in collecting funds for prisoners and dependants, and in anti-conscription activities.


Kehoe Michael Joseph. (Micheál Seosaimh Mac Eochaidh). Captain, Enniscorthy Sluagh, Fianna Éireann. Born in 1899 died on the 8th of January 1977, aged about 17 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Vinegar Hill, Oylgate and Killann County Wexford. He joined Na Fianna in 1913 and the Volunteers at the time of the split in 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising and spent some weeks immediately after the Rising collecting arms that had been discarded by the Volunteers mostly from the River Slaney. He served throughout the War of Independence and was involved in assisting the decoding of military mail intercepted at the post office he also assisted in training and organising the Volunteers and delivering dispatches in the Wexford area. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Kehoe Patrick J. (Pádraig MacEochaidh). Volunteer,  A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1878 died on the 7th of January 1959, aged about 38 years old during the Rising. Fought at Enniscorthy County Wexford and in County Wicklow. He was arrested and interned after the Rising being released in June 1916. He took no further part in Volunteer or I.R.A. activities, he did not take part in the Civil War.


Kelly James. Volunteer, Ferns Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 11th of July 1973, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy and Ferns County Wexford. He was interned until August 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers after release and served through the War of Independence and took part in fighting against Anti-Treaty forces in Enniscorthy in July 1922.


Kelly John J. Volunteer, Ferns Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1889 died on the 8th of September 1954, aged about 27 years old during the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy and at Ferns R.I.C. Barracks. He was arrested May 3rd and after being sent to Richmond Barracks Dublin he was deported being released from Frongoch in August 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence he took part in attacks on R.I.C. Barracks, was  as a scout for the killing of R.I.C. District Inspector Percival Samuel Lea Wilson on the 15th of June 1920. He served as Company Commanding Officer, Second In Command of an Active Service Unit (Flying Column), Battalion Vice Commandant and Battalion Quartermaster. He took the Pro-Treaty side in the Civil War joining the National Army and took part in fighting against Anti-Treaty forces in Ferns. He served as Captain with B Company, 50th Battalion service number SDR1457. He resigned from the Defence Forces in January 1923 while serving at the rank of Captain and attached to the Officers Training Corps.


Kelly John P. Volunteer, A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 14th of May 1892 died on the 4th of November 1959, aged 23 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum and the R.I.C. Barracks in Enniscorthy. He joined the Volunteers in August 1914. He was arrested on the 13th of May and released the next day. He had no further involvement in the Volunteers and did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.


King Margaret. Enniscorthy Branch, Wexford Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1893 aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Served at the Athenaeum and in Ferns County Wexford. She joined Cumann na mBan in 1914. During her time in the Athenaeum she helped prepare food and carried dispatches, she also went to the Barracks at Ferns where she helped with preparation of food. She was involved in a car accident on the way to Ferns and suffered concussion. She was not arrested or detained after the Rising and took part in various Cumann na mBan activities up to about April 1919 when she dropped out. She did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.



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King Richard Francis. Volunteer (Captain), Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1890 died on the 21st of June 1938, aged about 26 years old during the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He was deported after the surrender being released in June 1917. After release he was involved with organisation work for Sinn Féin and the 1918 election. An accountant by profession he had an office in Frederick Street, Dublin which were used for gun running. He was sent to Scotland and England on secret service work for Arthur Griffith, Michael Collins and Cathal Brugha and he was sent to counties Donegal, Galway and Kerry by Austin Stack. He took no part in the Civil War.


Kinsella Peter. Volunteer, A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1876 died on the 3rd of February 1947. Fought at Irish Street, Castle Hill, Enniscorthy R.I.C. Barracks, the Athenaeum and Moyne Road Enniscorthy. He joined the Volunteers at their inception in Enniscorthy in 1913. He escape arrest or capture after the Rising and re-joined the Volunteers n reorganisation in 1917. He served during the War of Independence maintaining an Arms Dump at his home. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Kinsella Robert. Volunteer,  Ferns Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 8th of April 1884 died on the 25th of July 1973, aged 31 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in Ferns and Enniscorthy County Wexford. He was detained after the surrender and after being brought to Richmond Barracks in Dublin he was deported to Wandsworth Prison and then to Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch in August 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and served throughout the War of Independence taking part in blocking roads and raiding for arms, he was also involved in and armed exchange with British Troops in an attack on Ferns Barracks. He joined the National Army on the 18th of April 1922 and was discharged on the 24th of April 1924 at the rank of Company Quartermaster Sergeant serving with the 3rd Western Battalion, North Wexford Brigade army number 57037.


Kirwan Michael. (Mícheál Ó Ciardubháin) Volunteer, Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1899 died on the 20th of December 1976, aged about 17 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy County Wexford. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in1917 and served throughout the War of Independence. He served as Company and Battalion Adjutant. He also served with the Republican Police. In 1920 he was imprisoned from January to April and after his release took part in an attack on Clonroche Barracks and on an RIC patrol at Red Pat's Cross and a raid for petrol at Enniscorthy Railway Station. Kirwan was present at the execution of suspected spy James Doyle in August or September 1920 as well as being involved in the arrest by the IRA of other suspected spies. He also acted as a scout for a number of those involved in the killing of R.I.C. District Inspector Percival Samuel Lea Wilson on the 15th of June 1920. He was again arrested and imprisoned from October 1920 until escaping from Kilkenny Jail in November 1921. During the Truce Period in 1922 Kirwan was part of the IRA force occupying Enniscorthy Courthouse and took part in fighting against National Army forces in Enniscorthy in July 1922 at the outbreak of the Civil War. Wounded at that time he was later arrested in August 1922 and imprisoned until December 1923.


Larkin Ita. (Forrestal). Cumann na mBan, Enniscorthy branch, Wexford area. Born in 1894, aged about 22years old at the time of the Rising. Served in the Athenaeum, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. She joined the branch from its inception and during Easter Week she was involved in supporting the Volunteers at the Athenaeum by cooking and making bandages and first aid outfits. Following Easter Week she was involved in sending parcels to prisoners, collecting funds for dependants and first aid training.


Leacy Anastasia (Stasia). Cumann na mBan. She joined Cumann na mBan on the Thursday of the Rising and helped in the preparation and serving of food in the Athenaeum. She had no further active service after the Rising.


Leacy James. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 29th of May 1901 died on the 30th of April 1974, aged 15 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in White’s Corner, The Institute and the Athenaeum Enniscorthy. He joined the Volunteers just before the Rising have previous service in Na Fianna. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising. He re-joined the Volunteers serving with “F” (Shannon) Company.  He participated in an IRA attack on Clonroche RIC Barracks, raided for petrol at Enniscorthy railway station in June 1920, execution of suspected spies Newsome 10 February 1921 and Morrissey 1921 and attack on Enniscorthy R.I.C. Barracks in May 1921. He joined National Army early 1922 deserting from Kilkenny Barracks prior to outbreak of Civil War joining the Enniscorthy Courthouse Garrison during fighting with National Army in July.


Leacy John (Jack). Volunteer, 1st Battalion, Enniscorthy Company (A Company), Wexford brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1886 died on the 15th of August 1945, aged about 30 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Enniscorthy Castle and the R.I.C. barracks in Ferns. He joined the Volunteers in November 1913. He was arrested at his place of work on the 1st of May and deported, he was released from Frongoch on the 24th of December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence. He took no part in the Civil War.


Leacy Laurence.   A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 13th of November 1898 died on the 12th of February 1952, aged 17 years old during the Rising. Fought in Ferns Village and Enniscorthy Town. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He received serious injuries when transporting P, P, Galligan and Sean Moran from Ferns to Enniscorthy when the car he was driving crashed. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was transport driver for the brigade. His other activities included drilling and parading with the company. During the War of Independence he drove the party to the Clonroche Barrack attack. In November 1920 Leacy was arrested and charged with the murder of DI (Detective Inspector) Leo Wilson, RIC – (RIC District Inspector Percival Samuel Lea Wilson killed on the 15th of June 1920). His involvement was in the preparing the car. Leacy was released from Mountjoy Prison in February 1922. During the Civil War he operated as driver in Enniscorthy and the Clongeen ambush.


Leacy Owen. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1888 died on the 22nd of March 1946, aged about 28 years old during the Rising. Fought at Enniscorthy and Ferns. He joined the Volunteers in Enniscorthy at their inception in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He re-joined the Volunteers in 1917 but did not take part in the War of Independence due to ill health, he did not take part in the Civil War.


Lynch Sheila. (Sheila Moran, Sighle Bean Ui Loingsigh) Enniscorthy Branch, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1890 died on the 20th of December 1974, aged about 26 years old during the Rising. She carried ammunition and stored it in her own place during the Rising, Wednesday 26 April 1916. She was called out and reported to the Athenaeum. She helped with the cooking and attending the wounded. She also fitted up her own house with beds, to attend the Volunteers. Her house was used as a meeting place by officers before the Rising. Following the Rising she became in charge of the Enniscorthy Branch.


Maguire Michael. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1896 died on the 5th of January 1957, aged about 20 years old during the Rising. Fought at Keegan's Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Area between Edermine and Macmine, Enniscorthy Mental Hospital, Asylum Road and Ferns Village. He was not detained or arrested after the Rising. During the War of Independence Maguire served as an IRA Company First Lieutenant and in 1921 joined the Brigade Active Service Unit (Flying Column). During 1921 as well as gathering intelligence leading to and assisting with an attack on a British Army Captain Yeo in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Michael Maguire also took part in IRA attacks on British forces and personnel as well as mobilising for aborted operations. During the Truce Period Maguire undertook Republican Police work and in March 1922 he joined the National Army serving until resigning after the surrender of National Army forces there to the anti-Treaty IRA in early July 1922 , Maguire carried the flag of truce at the actual surrender of National Army forces at Enniscorthy Barracks.


Maher James. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 19th of February 1888 died in 1959, aged 28 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Castle Hill, Millpark, St. John’s Mill, Edermine Enniscorthy and in Ferns and at Ferns Cross County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising but had to stay away from his home for about two weeks to avoid the R.I.C. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and transferred to the Republican Police in April 1920. During the War of Independence he performed Police duties and delivered dispatches. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Maher Michael.  Company Officer Commanding, G Company, Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 5th of June 1882 died on the 29th of March 1968, aged 33 years old at the time of the Rising. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was deported after the Rising being released in December 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and joined the National Army during the Civil War serving as Sergeant in the 41st Infantry Battalion number 42874.


Mahon William. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 26th of July 1895 died on the 20th of March 1971, aged 20 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Athenaeum, George's Street, Castle Hill, the RIC Barracks and Horseborne Road Enniscorthy. He was not arrested after the Rising. He re-joined the Irish Volunteers upon reorganisation and carried out the usual activities. During the War of Independence he took part in a raid for petrol at Enniscorthy Railway station. Took no further part thereafter.


McGrath Patrick. Volunteer, A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 20th of February 1881 died on the 4th of October 1969, aged 35 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum and in Ferns. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He lost his job in a flour mill as a result of his Volunteers activities and in 1917 moved to Dublin to find employment. He joined B Company, 3rd Battalion, Dublin Brigade, I.R.A. and fought throughout the War of independence. He took part in the Brunswick Street (Pearse Street) ambush in March 1921. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


McGuire John Joseph. (Maguire). Volunteer, Enniscorthy Company (A Company), Enniscorthy Battalion (1st Battalion), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 13th of January 1899 died on the 19th of November 1985, aged 17 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Athenaeum and Ferns R.I.C. Barracks. He was detained for about twenty-two days by British forces until released on account of his age. During the War of Independence McGuire took part in a number of IRA operations including attacks on RIC barracks at Clonroche May 1920, Baltinglass 1920, Newtownbarry Bunclody December 1920 and Ferns on the 2nd of July 1921, attempted ambush of police at Munfin on the 15th of February 1921, ambush of British forces at Inch on the 7th of May 1921, attempted ambush of British forces between Clonroche and New Ross 1921, and the burning of Ardemine House 1921. In January 1922 during the Truce Period John Joseph McGuire joined the National Army, resigning in April of that year and then serving with the Republican Police in the north Wexford Brigade area. Following the outbreak of the Civil War McGuire served with anti-Treaty IRA forces in fighting against the National Army in Ferns, County Wexford in July 1922. Captured by National Army forces on the 6th of July he was then interned until the 24th of March 1924 having taken part in a hunger strike during his period of detention.


Meagher Thomas Francis.  A Company, North Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1889 died on the 27th of June 1958, aged about 27 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Post Office, Enniscorthy, Town Hall, Enniscorthy and the R.I.C. Barracks Ferns Village. Prior to the Easter Rising he used his position as a postman in Enniscorthy to pass information to Seamus Rafter. Following the Easter Rising he was interned until December 1916. He re-joined the Irish Volunteers upon reorganisation and was involved in the production of grenades and ammunition and took part in raids for arms. He was arrested and charged for been in uniform and carrying arms at the funeral of Rafter, was released the following month. He was involved in the failed ambush on British forces at Galbally Barracks. During the War of Independence he and Phil Lennon were responsible for forming an Active Service Unit (Flying Column). He took part in the ambush on British forces travelling from Bunclody to Enniscorthy. He was involved in the Hollyfort ambush, the attack on Clonroche Barracks and in the shooting of RIC (Royal Irish Constabulary) man in Kelly's public house, Bunclody. In April 1921 he took part in an attack on Ferns Barracks. During the Truce Period he was in Ballybawn camp and was appointed Battalion Police Officer. He and the Active Service Unit went to Beggars Bush Barracks as a 'make up' for National Army forces and received arms and orders from Commandant Daly and Joe Leonard were sent to take over Kilkenny Barracks, from there went to Enniscorthy Courthouse and garrisoned it until the Civil War. During the Civil he was involved in armed exchange with National Forces in Enniscorthy and in the capture of the castle and barracks. He was arrested in October 1922 and interned, following his release was involved in sniping at National Forces until he was arrested and questioned again in relation to shooting of National Forces officers.


Moran Brigid Christina.  Enniscorthy Branch, Cumann na mBan. Died on the 27th of July 1956. She joined Cumann na mBan in 1914 and was one of nine Moran family members involved in the Nationalist Movement. On the Thursday of the Rising she reported to the Athenaeum and was put in charge of First Aid. She was in charge of four other girls she went to Ferns to collect first aid equipment and came back when they heard of the surrender. On the way back to Enniscorthy she had to take care of Commandant Galligan following a car accident. During the War of Independence she carried dispatches and help manage an Arms Dump at the Moran home. She had to discontinue her activities in December 1922 due to ill health.


Moran James Joseph. Volunteer, A Company, Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 1st of October 1888 died on the 13th of September 1960, aged 27 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks in Ferns. He was deported after the Rising being released from Frongoch in December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 serving until July 1919 when he moved to America.


Moran Michael. Volunteer (Lieutenant), A Company, Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 19th of June 1953, aged about 25 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum and Enniscorthy Town. He was deported after the Rising, released from Stafford at the end of May 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917, prior the reorganisation of the Volunteers he form and became secretary of a Liberty Club, Liberty Clubs became a front under which the Volunteers were reorganised. He continued serving with the Volunteers up to the end of 1919 dropping out due to getting married. He did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.


Murphy Denis. Volunteer, Enniscorthy Company, Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 39th of December 1954, aged about 25 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy County Wexford. He was arrested after the surrender and deported First to Wakefield then Frongoch, he was released on the 19th of July 1916. He joined the Volunteers in 1913 and was a member of the I.R.B. He served throughout the War of Independence and took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Murphy Felix. Volunteer, Shannon Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1890 died in March 1963, aged 26 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Athenaeum, Greenwood, Enniscorthy, Manor House, Enniscorthy, Horseborne Road, Irish Street, Newtownbarry Road and Ferns Village. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising and took no further part in activities.


Murphy Felix (Phelim Murphy, Felim Ua Murchadha). Volunteer (Company Sergeant Major, Captain), Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1886 died on the 29th of May 1958, aged about 30 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Keegan’s Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Enniscorthy Railway Station and Turret Rocks. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He went on the run after the Rising but was arrested at home about 10 days after the surrender. He was deported being released from Frongoch on the 23rd of December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers in 1917 but ceased activities in March 1918 due to having to seek employment. He did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.


Murphy James. Volunteer,  A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 21st of August 1886 died on the 19th of March 1951, aged 29 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Saint John’s Enniscorthy and the Y.M.C.A. Enniscorthy. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He took no further part in the Volunteers or I.R.A. apart from holding some bombs in 1921, He did not take part in the Civil War.


Murphy James (Junior). Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 6th of August 1962, aged about 21 years old during the Rising. Fought Enniscorthy Town and Ferns Village. He joined A Company in 1914. He took part in an exchange of fire with RIC Constable Grace in Enniscorthy on Thursday 27 April. He was arrested on the 31st of April 1916and interned in England being released on the 1st of August 1916. He took part in the War of Independence serving in the Republican Police. He was involved in the fighting against National Army forces in Enniscorthy in July 1922 following the outbreak of the Civil War.


Murphy James. Volunteer (Lieutenant), A Company, Wexford brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1886 aged about 30 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Turret Rocks, Davis’s Mills and at Ferns County Wexford. He was arrested after the surrender and deported first to Woking and then to Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch after about three months. He moved to Clifton Galway in 1918 and during the War of Independence he was raiding for arms, guarding prisoners and was involved in the attack on Clifden Coastguard Station.  He moved to America shortly before 1922 and did not take part in the Civil War.


Murphy John. A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 30th of April 1985, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought in Irish Street and the Athenaeum Enniscorthy. Joined the Volunteers at the end of 1914. He was arrested on the 13th of May and deported serving time in Wakefield and Frongoch, while in Wakefield he was charged with firing on an R.I.C. man Dan Cahill and stealing bicycles. He was released from Frongoch on the 24th of December 1916.   He re-joined the Irish Volunteers upon reorganisation and took part in the usual activities. During the War of Independence he took part in drilling, training, digging trenches and blocking roads. He took part in the Clonroche attack and was involved in a raid for petrol at Enniscorthy Station. From November 1920 to February 1921 he held the rank of Captain and joined the Active Service Unit (Flying Column). He was mobilised for an aborted attack at Irish Street, Enniscorthy and was detailed to watch a spy who was supposed to be carrying information to Dublin. In 1921 he was involved in sniping at Killurin Barracks. During the Truce Period he occupied the Courthouse, Enniscorthy and was garrisoned there during the fight with the National Forces. He took no further part in the Civil War.


Murphy Kitty. Cumann na mBan, Enniscorthy. Joined Cumann na mBan in October 1914. She served at the Athenaeum Enniscorthy from the Thursday of Easter Week until the following Monday morning. She helped with the cooking and obtained bread form a bread van, she also assisted some Volunteers avoid capture after the surrender by hiding their uniforms.  After the Rising she continued her Cumann na mBan activities, hiding arms and collecting for the Prisoners Aid Fund and organising food and clothing parcels for prisoners.  Apart from a break due to ill health she continued Cumann na mBan activities up to 1920.


Murphy Martin. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in February 1861 died in 1939, aged 55 years old during the Rising. He joined the Volunteers in 1915. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising but states that when the R.I.C. attempted to arrest him a Protestant man intervened and prevented the arrest. He had no further activity after 1916 and did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.   


Murphy Michael. A Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 27th of October 1894 died on the 18th of March 1972, aged 21 years old during the Rising. Fought at Keegan's Irish Street Enniscorthy, RIC Barracks Enniscorthy, the Athenaeum Enniscorthy, Salsboro Road Enniscorthy and Old Church Road Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He was not interned following the Easter Rising. He re-joined the Irish Volunteers upon reorganisation and took part in the usual activities. During the War of Independence he took part in armed raids for arms at Drumgoold and Kilbride. He also took part in a raid for petrol at Enniscorthy Railway station. He was involved in an armed raid on the mental hospital for rent books and documents and also a raid on Davis' Foundry for supplies. He transported bombs and rifles for an attack on Clonroche Barracks. He was mobilised for an ambush on British forces at Greenmount In April or May 1921 and he took part in an armed exchange with British forces during an attack on Enniscorthy Barracks. He also felled trees and dug trenches at Edermine, Oilgate and Salsboro. During the Truce Period, 12 July 1921 - 30 June 1922, he spent one week in a training camp and also took part in police patrols.


Murphy Michael. Volunteer, Shannon Company, Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 10th of June 1887 died in 1970, aged 28 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Keegan’s on Irish Street, Castle Hill, Salvin Cross, St. John’s Mill, Clonhasson Cross, Duffrey, Turret Rocks and Island Road Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender but went on the run for three or four months. He had no further involvement with the Volunteers and did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.


Murphy Nicholas (Níoclas Ó Murchadha). Lieutenant, Wexford Town Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 23rd of January 1892 died on the 19th of March 1982, aged 24 years old during the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy Town.  He joined the Volunteers in 1913 having previous service with Fianna Eireann and was also a member of the I.R.B. He served as a Vice Brigade Officer Commanding with the IRA and National Army respectively during the War of Independence and Civil War up to his resignation from the latter in April 1923 to join the Garda Siochana. He was wounded during the fighting in Enniscorthy in July 1922 between National Army and anti-Treaty IRA when commanding the National Army unit based in the RIC barracks in the town.


Murphy Patrick. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 27th of August 1891 died 24th of February 1961, aged 24 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the athenaeum, The Manse Enniscorthy and Ballindaggin County Wexford.  He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested at his home on the Thursday after the surrender and deported to Stafford Jail, he was released on the 6th of July 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and served throughout the War of Independence blocking road, raiding for arms and carrying dispatches. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War using his place of work, T.J. Larkins Duffrey Hill as a dispatch drop and was also involved in buying bullets. He was arrested on the 23rd of February 1923 and released on the 26th of March 1923.


Murphy Patrick. Section Commander, Ferns Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 14th of May 1891 died on the 16th of June 1970, aged 24 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Castle Hill Enniscorthy and at the R.I.C. Barracks in Ferns County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in Ferns in 1914. He was arrested a week after the surrender and was deported first to Wandsworth Prison in London and then Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch sometime in November 1916. He did not re-join the Volunteers and took no part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Murphy Philip.  Lieutenant, 1st Battalion (Enniscorthy Battalion), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 2nd of March 1970, aged about 33 years old during the Rising. Employed as a postman at the Post Office Enniscorthy at the time of the Rising, he lost his position at the post office due to his Easter Rising activities. He joined the Volunteers in 1913, due to his position as a public employee he was unable to display his membership of the Volunteers openly. He was also a member of the I.R.B. He was arrested after the Rising and deported to the UK, he was detained at Frongoch and as a Hut-Leader went on hunger strike. In the years prior to the 1916 Rising he used his employment with the Post Office to intercept and access coded R.I.C. messages. While interned at Frongoch he was sentenced to three months hard labour for mutiny and for inciting others to mutiny. During the War of Independence he was responsible for the maintenance of an IRA arms dump at the Show Grounds in Enniscorthy where he was caretaker. He took no part in the Civil War.


Murphy Thomas. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1896 died on the 20th of January 1976, aged about 20 years old during the Rising. Fought at Keegan’s Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Jordan’s Corner, Letts Brewery and Davis’s Mill. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and took part in Volunteers activities including raiding for petrol, he remained active until the end of 1920 when he moved to Wexford for employment.


Murphy William J. Volunteer, Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 15th of April 1959, aged about 23 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum and Turret Rocks Enniscorthy. He joined the Volunteers in November 1913. He was arrested at his place of work on the Tuesday after the surrender. He was deported to Frongoch released in August 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served during the War of Independence collecting and raiding for arms, he was Sinn Fein member of the Urban District Council. He ceased his Volunteer I.R.A. activities in 1921. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Murphy Winifred. (Winifred Kelly). Enniscorthy Branch, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1895. Died on the 13th of November 1937, she died while giving birth, suffered from toxaemia of pregnancy, she was 42 years old when she died, she was aged about 21 years old during the Rising. She server at the Athenaeum from Thursday the 27th of April to the surrender helping in the temporary hospital. She was not arrested or detained after the surrender. She served with Cumann na mBan until early 1922 taking part in c raising funds for the White Cross and was elected secretary of Number 2 Branch Enniscorthy in 1922. 


Noctor Brigid. (Doyle Noctor). Cumann na mBan, Enniscorthy Branch, Wexford Area. Served in the Athenaeum, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. She joined Cumann na mBan a few days before the Rising. She carried arms and ammunition to and from Seamus Rafter's house. She was frequently present in the Athenaeum and helped the Volunteers. At that time of the Rising she was working in the house of a solicitor named Moffatt at Prospect in which her husband was the gardener, there was twenty new rifles stored at Moffatt’s house which she told Rafter of, the rifles were removed from the house by the Rebels on the Thursday of the Rising. She also nursed Seamus Rafter after he was injured in an explosion, Rafter died three weeks after the explosion.


Nolan Michael. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 21st of June 1868 died on the 25th of February 1947, aged 47 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Saint John’s Mill, Cooperative Road and Slaney Road Enniscorthy and at Manor Mills Enniscorthy. He joined the Volunteers at their inception in Enniscorthy in 1913 he was also a member of the I.R.B. He was arrested at his place of work on Tuesday the 2nd of May, he was taken from Enniscorthy to Waterford and then to Richmond Barracks Dublin before being deported to Stafford, he was released from Stafford on the 17ht or 18th of May 1916. He had no further activity with the Volunteers or I.R.A. and did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.


O'Brien Denis. (Donnchadh O Briain). Section Commander, Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade. Born in 1884 died on the 7th of March 1972, aged about 32 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in Keegan's, Irish Street, Athenaeum, Enniscorthy and Enniscorthy Railway Station. He joined the I.R.B. in 1910 and the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested after the Rising and deported to Stafford Jail and Frongoch being released on the 23rd of December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers after release and was involved in the re-organisation. He served throughout the War of Independence and was detained at Ballykinlar, County Down during post-Truce period, July-December 1921. During the War of Independence he served as Intelligence Officer and Battalion Adjutant. He volunteered for the Anti-Treaty side in 1922 but took no part in any activities.


O'Brien Elizabeth. (Elizabeth Cullen). Enniscorthy Branch, Wexford Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born on the 26th of August 1895 died on the 6th of August 1973, aged 20 years old at the time of the Rising. Served at the Athenaeum, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. Joined Cumann na mBan at the end of 1915, he father was a member of the Volunteers. She was not arrested or detained after the Rising, her home was raided and he father arrested. She served up to the End of the War of Independence and was involved in delivering dispatches and maintaining an arms dump and in some cases delivered arms and ammunition to Volunteers around Enniscorthy. She did not take part in the Civil War.


O'Brien James. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1889 died on the 8th of February 1960, aged about 27 years old during the Rising. Fought at Boher Bridge, the Athenaeum and at Ferns. He was arrested and deported after the Rising, he was released from Frongoch on the 23rd of December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation. On Wednesday the 26th of April 1916 he was involved in exchange of fire with the R.I.C. during attempt to destroy Boher Bridge and on Sunday the 30th of April 1916 he escorted a party of R.I.C. conveying Pearse's surrender order to Gorey. He also conveyed the order for evacuation to the Irish Volunteers occupying Ferns. In October 1918 while serving as a Company Officer Commanding he was arrested for his role as officer in charge of a party of Irish Volunteers present at the funeral of Seamus Rafter. He served through the War of Independence until his arrest in March 1921, he did not take part in the Civil War.


O'Brien John Joseph. Volunteer, Enniscorthy, Battalion, Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 16th of September 1896 died on the 3rd of December 1958, aged 19 years old during the Rising. Fought at Irish Street Enniscorthy. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising.  From 1918 until the end of the War of Independence O’Brien was mainly involved in the manufacture of munitions for the Irish Volunteers and IRA. He also took part in an IRA attack on Clonroche RIC Barracks, a raid for petrol at Enniscorthy Railway Station and a raid on the Income Tax office in Enniscorthy and sniping attacks on Enniscorthy RIC Barracks. During the Truce period John Joseph O’Brien served as a member of the anti-Treaty IRA forces occupying Enniscorthy court house. In July 1922 following the outbreak of the Civil War he took part in fighting in Enniscorthy against National Army forces. Shortly thereafter his service ceased due to ill health.


O'Byrne Patrick Joseph. Volunteer, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 24th of September 1898 died on the 12th of December 1967, aged 17 years old at the time of the Rising.  Fought at Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Millpark Road, Summerhill and the Gas Works. He joined Na Fianna in 1912. He was arrested the day after the surrender and taken to Waterford for two days then to Wellington Barracks, he was detained for about three weeks then released due to his age. He re-joined the Volunteers when they re-organised in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence during which he served as Company Lieutenant, he was arrested and detained between January and April 1920. He was part of the I.R.A. attack on Clonroche R.I.C. Barracks, County Wexford and was wounded by an accidental bomb explosion there. He later served in counties Carlow and Kilkenny under the name of Burke, taking part in IRA attacks on R.I.C. barracks at Goresbridge, Borris and Bagenalstown as well as being present at the killing by the I.R.A. of a spy named Kennedy Dempsey in March 1921 in Borris. He was also involved in the establishment and working of the Republican Courts and Republican police in the area during that time as well as assisting in the securing of the allegiance of Carlow County Council to Dáil Éireann. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


O’Brien Séamus (James). Took part in the Rising in Enniscorthy and was arrested and interned in Richmond, Wandsworth and Frongoch. After the Rising he re-joined the Volunteers and during the War of Independence served with the A Company, 4th Battalion, I.R.A. he was shot dead outside his shop in Market Square, Rathdrum, County Wicklow on the 12th of February 1920 by R.I.C. constables Mulligan and Dougherty.


O'Byrne Seán. Volunteer, Gorey Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 16th of September 1875 died in July 1957, aged 40 years old during the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy and Gorey County Wexford. He took part in the gun-running at Kilcoole in 1914. He was arrested after the Rising and interned until August 1916. During Easter Week 1916, having marched to Enniscorthy from Gorey, County Wexford, O' Byrne was ordered to make preparations in Gorey for planned advance through that town of Irish Volunteers on route to Dublin. During the War of Independence Sean O' Byrne was arrested in October 1920 and held in Cork and then interned from November 1920 to December 1921 at Bere Island Internment Camp.


O'Brien Thomas. Fianna Eireann attached A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1897 died on the 17th of May 1980, aged about 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Keegan’s on Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Edermine, Boyces Corner, Friary Hill and Red Pats Cross. He joined Na Fianna in 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising although his parents’ house where he lived was searched by the R.I.C. He was also involved in taking Stafford Gaffney, County Surveyor for County Wexford prisoner on Sunday the 30th of April 1916. He joined the Volunteers in 1917 at the time of the reorganisation in New Ross as he worked on the Railway and was stationed there. He served throughout the War of Independence and was transferred to the Ferns Company sometime around 1919. He lost his job as a train guard for refusing to carry Military on the trains. He took part in raiding the mail, delivering dispatches and intelligence. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War. He took part in the I.R.A. occupation of Military Barracks in Wexford Town and RIC Barracks in Killuran as well as the destruction of Wexford Bridge. He was arrested in 1922 and while a prisoner he took part in the burning of Maryboro (Portlaoise) Prison and went on hunger strike when transferred to Tintown No 3 Camp, the Curragh. He was released in December 1923.


O'Connor Daniel. Volunteer, A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 23rd of March 1956, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Castle Hill, Boro Bridge, Slaney Street Enniscorthy and at Ferns. He was arrested on the 4th of May and deported being released from Frongoch on the 24th of December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers in April 1917. He was present at the premises when Seamus Rafter was killed while manufacturing explosives and was a witness at Rafter’s inquest.  During the War of Independence applicant mentions that he took part in the attack on Clonroche Barracks and the burning of Galbally Barracks and was also involved in arrests and detention of prisoners and trenching roads and cutting communication lines. He did not take part in the Civil War.


O'Connor Dennis. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 17th of October 1899 died on the 29th of March 1981, aged 16 years old at the time of the Rising. Joined the Volunteers in 1914. Fought at Irish Street, Wexford Road Enniscorthy, the Athenaeum and in Ferns. He went on the run for about one week after the Rising, he was arrested in Enniscorthy and after being taken to Richmond Barracks he was taken to Louis and Woking before being interned in Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch on the 24th of December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and took part in Volunteers activities including attending the funeral of Seamus Rafter where he was arrested for wearing a Volunteer uniform and was sentenced to a month in Waterford Prison. He moved to Liverpool in April 1919 where he assisted men on the run getting employment, he took no part in the War of Independence or Civil War. 


O'Connor John (John Connors). Volunteer, Ferns Company, Wexford Brigade. Born on the 13th of August 1886 died in 1962, aged 29 years old during the Rising. Fought in Ferns and Enniscorthy County Wexford. Due to ill health he had very little activity in the War of Independence.


O'Connor Michael. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1884 aged about 32 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Turret Rocks and George’s Street Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers about 1914, he was already a member of the I.R.B. He was arrested on the Thursday after the surrender and first taken to Richmond Barracks Dublin and then deported to Stafford Jail then Frongoch, he was released a few days before Christmas 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence taking part in an attack on Clonroche R.I.C. Barracks, he was also involved in making buckshot and bombs some of which he used in the attack on the Barracks. About six months after the Barracks attack he was forced to resign due to ill health, he suffered from Asthma.


O'Connor Philip. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 23rd of February 1970, aged about 21 years old during the Rising. Fought in Red Pats Cross, Enniscorthy, the Atheneum and Osborne Road, Enniscorthy. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He evaded arrest after the Rising and spent three month on the run staying with relatives in Arklow. During the War of Independence he did outpost duty for attack on Clonroche RIC Barracks and took part in raid for petrol at Enniscorthy railway station in 1920 and was interned from March to July 1921. He joined the National Army in March 1922 deserting from Kilkenny Barracks in April, taking part in the IRA occupation of Enniscorthy Courthouse and fighting against the National Army in July of that year. In Autumn 1922 he was arrested and interned until December 1923. He was one of five brothers all involved in the I.R.A.


O'Dwyer Peter. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 7th of June 1888 died on the 30th of June 1950, aged 27 years old at the time of the Rising. He was arrested after the surrender and deported to Frongoch, he was detained from the 14th of May to the 14th of August 1916. During the War of Independence he served as Company Lieutenant and Company Commanding Officer. Between February and December 1920 he was imprisoned for complicity in the murder of a Mrs. Morris of the Ballagh, Enniscorthy, County Wexford shot during an IRA arms raid, he claimed that he only arrived on the scene after the woman had been shot and that the IRA unit, of which he was supposed to be in charge, had not waited for his  arrival to carry out the raid. In May 1922 he joined the Civic Guard and during the Civil War he served with an armed unit at Newbridge Barracks, County Kildare, Ship Street Barracks, Dublin, and Dublin Castle he took part in the defence of a Civic Guard station at Wolfhill, County Laois during an armed attack in December 1922. He was dismissed from the Gárda Síochána in 1923, there is no record of why he was dismissed.


O'Keeffe Arthur. Volunteer, Shannon Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1892 died on the 13th of September 1957, aged about 24 years old during the Rising. Fought at Salvin Cross, the Athenaeum, Shannon Cross and at Ferns County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He continued service with the Volunteers up to 1919 when he dropped out. He did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.


O'Keeffe Patrick.  Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895, aged about 21years old during the Rising. Fought at the Courthouse, Donoghue’s, Summerhill, the Athenaeum and Market Square Enniscorthy. He was arrested after the Rising on the 2nd  of May and was deported to the UK, he was released from Stafford Prison in mid July 1916. He was mobilised two nights before the Easter Rising and detailed to watch a store of National Volunteer rifles. On the 27th of April 1916 he transported arms and ammunition from Donoghue's. He was on a raid for coal where he was involved in an armed exchange with police (Royal Irish Constabulary), who occupied the Bank of Ireland. He re-joined the Irish Volunteers upon reorganisation and was involved in election in Waterford and making ammunition. In 1918 he was mobilised for an armed attack on British forces coming from Galbally, attack was aborted. During the War of Independence he assisted in making ammunition, raids for arms, raids for petrol and blocking of roads. During the Civil War he was garrisoned in Enniscorthy Courthouse and was sniping at National Forces in the Castle and National Forces in Enniscorthy Barracks. He assisted in the burning of the Courthouse. He evacuated with the Tipperary Flying Column (Active Service Unit) and was detailed to secure ammunition and forward it to Paddy Fitzpatrick.


O'Leary Liam (William). Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Battalion), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1897 died on the 15th of August 1955, aged about 19 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Boro Bridge, Red Pats Cross, Irish Street and in Ferns. He joined the Volunteers late in 1913 or early 1914, he was employed as a draper’s assistant. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and served throughout the War of Independence serving as an IRA Brigade Adjutant, he took part in various I.R.A. operations in the Wexford area including the attack on Clonroche RIC Barracks, a raid for petrol at Enniscorthy Railway Station and the arrest of suspected a spy named Jeffares in New Ross, County Wexford, Jeffares was later released. He was also involved in a scouting for the killing of R.I.C. District Inspector Percival Samuel Lea Wilson on the 15th of June 1920. He was arrested and interned from March 1921 until he escaped from detention in November 1921 by tunnelling out of Kilkenny, he was detained in Waterford and Kilkenny. He remained on active service until early 1922 when he resigned from the I.R.A., he did not take part in the Civil War.


O'Leary Michael. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 19th of November 1955, aged about 21 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, the Gas Works Enniscorthy, Hospital Lane, Slaney Street and Irish Street. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He served throughout the War of Independence including Police Duties, he was arrested and detained for 2 months being released in May 1921. He did not take part in the Civil War.


O'Leary Simon. A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 7th of April 1893 died on the 18th of August 1964, aged 23 years old at the time of the Rising. Served in the Athenaeum and in Enniscorthy Town. He was arrested after the surrender and deported to Wakefield where he was released from the Prison Hospital in June 1916, he then spent several months in Saint Vincent’s Hospital Dublin recovering from Peritonitis. He served throughout the War of Independence and took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


O'Neill Aidan Mogue. Volunteer, Shannon Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 26th of May 1891 died on the 12th of June 1973, aged 24 years old during the Rising. Fought at Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Killagoley, Davis’s Mills Enniscorthy and in Ferns. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising and re-joined at the reorganisation in 1917. He served throughout the War of Independence taking part in Company Parades and Drill. He took no part in the Civil War.


O'Neill Annie.  Cumann na mBan, Enniscorthy, North Wexford Brigade. Born in 1880 died on the 9th of March 1951, aged about 36 years old during the Rising. Served at the Athenaeum Enniscorthy. Joined Cumann na mBan in late 1914 or early 1915. She was not arrested or detained after the Rising. She served through the War of Independence collecting funds and involved in propaganda work. She worked in the laundry of Enniscorthy metal hospital and she helped men on the run shelter in the hospital. She took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War. She was arrested several times and underwent 34 days hunger strike in Kilmainham Jail following her last arrest on the 6th of March 1923.


O'Neill Jeremiah. Volunteer, Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1900 died on the 1st of February 1980, aged about 16 at the time of the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy Town. He served throughout the War of Independence as a Lieutenant with the Irish Volunteers and IRA. He was arrested and imprisoned from February to August 1921 following the shooting of RIC Constable Martin in Portlaoise. During the Truce Period he served as Assistant Brigade Quartermaster and later Brigade Quarter Master. He joined the National Army in June 1922 serving in the Portlaoise sub district of the Quartermaster General's Department. He left the Defence Forces in March 1924 at the rank of Captain his last post being with 63rd Battalion in Waterford. He re-joined during the Emergency serving at the rank of Lieutenant.


O'Neill John (Senior). Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteer. Born in 1873 died on the 1st of January 1948, aged about 43 years old during the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy Town. He joined the Volunteers on the 2nd of April 1916. He was no arrested or detained after the Rising and managed a dump of arms from the Rising which he handed over to Quartermaster Patsy Keegan in March 1917. He did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.


O'Neill John. Volunteer, A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 4th of June 1966, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He was arrested after the surrender and interned until August 1916. He moved to Glasgow, Scotland, in 1918 where he joined the Volunteers and served up to 1921.


O'Neill Laurence. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1896 died on the 27th of January 1966, aged about 20 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum and Castle Hill. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising but spent about six months on the run. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served up to about March 1919 when he resigned due to defective eyesight.


O'Neill Michael. Volunteer, 1st Battalion,  A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 22nd of January 1867 died on the 23rd of September 1948, aged 49 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Horseferry Road, the Gas Works and Irish Street Enniscorthy. He joined the Volunteers at their inception in 1913, he was a member of the I.R.B. He served throughout the War of Independence being involved in managing arms dumps and supplying Flying Columns. He did not take part in the Civil War.


O'Neill Patrick. Volunteer,  A Company (Shannon Company), Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 11th of May 1893 died on the 19th of August 1949, aged 22 years old during the Rising. Fought at 'Antwerp' Mary Street, Keegan's Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Brownswood, Area of railway line between Solsboro and Riversdale Enniscorthy and Ferns Village R.I.C. Barracks and Railway Station. He served as a driver transporting men, arms, equipment and supplies. Following the surrender he assisted in the dumping of Irish Volunteer arms and evaded arrest or capture. During the War of Independence he continued to serve as a driver as well as taking part in a number of IRA raids. His service continued during the Civil War and included the transportation of a number of men from Wexford town to Enniscorthy in July 1922 to take part in the fighting there against National Army forces following the outbreak of the Civil War.


O'Neill Patrick. Volunteer, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1898 died on the 4th of November 1966, aged about 18 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Turret Rocks and market Square Enniscorthy. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising but lost his job as a result of his activities during Easter Week. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and took part in raiding for arms and road blocking during the War of Independence. He did not take part in the Civil War.


O'Neill Thomas. Volunteer, Enniscorthy Company, Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 7th of December 1898 died on the 2nd of January 1976, aged 17 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He served throughout the War of Independence and was Battalion Officer Commanding with the IRA and was involved in organising and training as well as taking part in a number of operations in County Laois. He was involved the killing of an RIC Constable in Maryboro (Portlaoise) in early 1921, attacks on Crown Forces, raiding for arms and the destruction of customs documents at Mountmellick. He joined the National Army in June 1922 and served throughout the Civil War he was demobbed on the 7th of March 1924 at the rank of Captain with the 47th Battalion, Wexford Command, army number SDR2648. He went on to serve in the Gárda Síochána.


O'Neill William. Volunteer, A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1881 died on the 24th of March 1951, aged about 35 years old during the Rising. Fought at Keegan’s on Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Castle Street, the R.I.C. Barracks in Enniscorthy and at Ferns County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising but spent eight or nine months on the run staying in Borris and Kilteely. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917. He served throughout the War of Independence his activities included managing a small arms dump. He did not take part in the Civil War.


O'Reilly John Joseph. Volunteer, Shannon Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 12th of December 1943, aged about 25 years old during the Rising. Fought at Keegan’s on Irish Street, Castle Hill, the R.I.C. Barracks in Enniscorthy, the Athenaeum and the R.I.C. Barracks in Ferns County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1915. He was arrested on the Tuesday or Wednesday after the Rising and deported being released from Frongoch in August 1916. He had no further activity with the Volunteers after his release, he did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


O'Reilly John Joseph. Volunteer (2nd Lieutenant), A Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1889 died on the 16th of January 1981, aged about 27 years old during the Rising. Fought at Glenbrien, Oulart, Irish Street, the R.I.C. Barracks in Enniscorthy and the Athenaeum. He joined the Volunteers in May 1914. He was arrested at his home in Gorey on the 2nd of May and deported being released from Frongoch on the 2nd of August 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers in Wexford in 1918 and served throughout the War of Independence during which he raided a number of properties and trains for arms, lay in ambush for military vehicles and was involved in the burning of Clonevan and Camolin barracks. He was arrested in Ferns on the 22nd of November 1920 and was interned until the 15th of September 1921 when he escaped from Kilworth. He took no part in the Civil War.


O'Rourke Richard. Volunteer, A Company, Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 12th of January 1892 died on the 31th of July 1975, aged 24 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Castle Hill and Market House, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender and went on the run for about a week, he lost his job as a result of his Easter Week activities. He had no further involvement with the Volunteers after the Rising and did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


O'Rourke William. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers.  Born on the 30th of December 1899 died on the 20th of February 1986, aged 15 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Keegan’s on Irish Street, Castle Hill and Blacknocks, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in May 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender but spent six months on the run after the Military called to his place of work and his employer handed over a rifle and ammunition belonging to O’Rourke. He was wounded in 1918 when cleaning a gun which accidently fired wounding him on the right hand. He served throughout the War of Independence taking part in destroying bridges, cutting communications and blocking roads. He joined the National Army at the outbreak of the Civil War and was posted to Dublin but only remained with them for one month, he returned to Enniscorthy and joined the Anti-Treaty side where he was involved in blocking roads, Scouting and cutting communication lines.


O'Toole William. Section Commander, Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 5th of September 1892 died on the 25th of December 1953, aged 23 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Enniscorthy and Gorey. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. On Wednesday 26 April 1916 he was arrested by members of the RIC in Wexford town while attempting to deliver despatches from Seamus Rafter to Irish Volunteers in that town. He was taken to Waterford Jail where he was court martialled then sent to Richmond Barracks and then deported to Wakefield and then to Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch in October 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation but dropped out in 1919. He did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.


Pembroke James.


Pender Bella. (Elizabeth Breen). Enniscorthy Branch, Wexford Area, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1898 aged about 18 years old during the Rising. Served in the Athenaeum and in Ferns County Wexford. She joined Cumann na mBan in 1915. During the Rising she helped with the cooking at the Athenaeum and at the Barracks in Ferns. She was not arrested or detained after the Rising, her house was raided on several occasions and she lost her employment due to her Cumann na mBan activities. She served with Cumann na mBan up to 1919 raising funds for the Volunteers and the White Cross as part of a concert party that toured the country. She ceased activities when she got married.


Pender Stephen. Volunteer, Ferns Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 9th of August 1900 died on the 20th of June 1975, aged 15 at the time of the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy and Ferns County Wexford. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender. He served throughout the War of Independence. He joined the National Army and served throughout the Civil War, he was demobbed on the 7th of March 1924 serving as Lieutenant with A Company, 50th Battalion, service number SDR3404.


Pierce Patrick.  Volunteer, Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1897 died on the 28th of July 1988, aged about 19 years old during the Rising. Fought in Castle Hill, Turret Rocks, Athenaeum and Ferns. He was a member of Na Fianna before joining the Volunteers in 1913 and was involved in organising Na Fianna with Liam Mellows. He was not detained or arrested after the Rising. Patrick Pierce served as a Company Officer Commanding from January 1921 until his internment in March the same year , he was released in December 1921. He participated in raid for petrol on Enniscorthy Railway Station and did outpost duty during attack on Clonroche RIC Barracks in 1920 and took part in fighting in Enniscorthy against National Army forces at outbreak of Civil War in July 1922 and served as Battalion Intelligence Officer in this latter period.


Quigley Thomas.


Quirke William. Volunteer, Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1898 died on the 10th of September 1973, aged about 18 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Turret Rocks, Enniscorthy Railway Station and at Ferns R.I.C. Barracks. He joined the Volunteers in 1913 and was a member of the I.R.B. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising and spent about two weeks on the run. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and served throughout the War of Independence. During the War of Independence he served as I.R.A. Company Officer Commanding. During this period he took part in raids for arms and material as well as I.R.A. attacks on Clonroche and Enniscorthy RIC barracks. Arrested by British forces in February he was detained at Enniscorthy Court House for three months during which time he was used by British patrols as a hostage. During the Truce period he was appointed Battalion Officer Commanding. At the outbreak of the Civil War, though not a member of the National Forces, he was present in Enniscorthy Castle during the attack by an anti-Treaty IRA force in early July 1922 he assisted the National Forces in County Wexford for an unspecified period of time carrying out raids etc. While assisting National Army forces he protected or ensured the release of a number of anti-Treaty IRA members including Patrick Pierce.



Seamus Rafter

Rafter Seámus. Vice Commandant (Captain), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1873 died on the 12th of September 1918, aged about 43 years old during the Rising. Seamus Rafter was a member of the Irish Volunteers from 1913 until his death on 12 September 1918 due to injuries incurred as a result of an explosion while manufacturing gunpowder on 26 August 1918. He served during Easter Week 1916 in Enniscorthy and was subsequently interned until June 1917. Differing ranks are ascribed to him including Company Commanding Officer, Battalion Commandant and Brigade Vice Commandant.


Rafter Thomas. Volunteer, Ballindaggin Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 16th of April 1868 died on the 16th December 1961 aged 48 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum and Ballindaggin, County Wexford. He joined the I.R.B. in 1911 and the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence. He was the brother of Seamus Rafter Commandant of the Volunteers in Enniscorthy during the Rising see above. During the Rising Thomas Rafter assisted in the takeover of Ballindaggin village and in the scouting, blocking and guarding of roads from the Curragh. He also assisted in training, drilling and munitions work prior to the Rising, to have been one of the party which held up the Wexford County Surveyor in 1919 and captured gelignite, detonators and an exploder. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Redmond Charles. Volunteer, A Company, 1st battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1886 died on the 9th of November 1967, aged about 30years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at ‘Antwerp’ Mary Street, Keegan’s on Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Drumgoole, Enniscorthy Castle, Turret Rocks and Irish Street, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He joined the I.R.B. in Liverpool in 1912, he had no relatives in Ireland when he came. He joined the Volunteers at their inception in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender. He served throughout the War of Independence carrying dispatches and protecting Flying Columns as they passed through his area. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War, he had no fighting with National Army forces but assisted Anti-Treaty forces in the Wexford area.


Redmond Laurence, Volunteer, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers, Born on the 25th of July 1885 died on the 23rd of May 1969, aged 20 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at The Shannon and Market Square, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence. He was arrested under the Defence of the Realm Act on the 16th of March 1920 and served three months in Waterford Jail, he was released on the 1st of July 1920. He was involved in raids on the mails and raids for arms and was also helped to destroy Kilmuckridge R.I.C. Barracks. He also  took part in an attack on Morriscastle Coastguard Station in July 1921. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was injured by an explosion while handling homemade explosives on the 8th of July 1922.


Redmond Owen Nicholas. Volunteer,  Ferns Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 13th of December 1924, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy Town and Ferns Village. He was arrested after the Rising and deported, he was released from Frongoch August 1916. He served as Lieutenant, Company Commanding Officer and member of the Brigade Active Service Unit (Flying Column) during the War of Independence. He took part in an attack on Clonroche RIC Barracks and an ambush of RIC at Inch, Gorey, County Wexford. He joined the National Army in April 1922 and assisted in takeover of Ferns RIC Barracks by that force. In July and August of that year he took part in fighting against the IRA in Ferns and Enniscorthy. He resigned from the Defence Forces in March 1924 and died the following December.


Roban Myles. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1890 died on the 5th of December 1957, aged about 26 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Athenaeum, Castle Hill, St. John's Mill, Market Square and Summerhill, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He evaded arrest or capture after the Rising. During the War of Independence he took part in a number of IRA operations and activities including arms raids, intelligence, scouting, moving arms and sniping attacks on the RIC Barracks in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. Following the outbreak of the Civil War he took part in fighting against National Army forces in Enniscorthy in July 1922. Later that year and in 1923 he took part in IRA attacks in County Wexford at Scarawalsh, Kiltealy, New Ross, Macmine Junction and Kyle as well as the burning of the signal cabin at Enniscorthy Railway Station and attacks on trains at Solsborough and Ballyanne. Myles Roban served as Brigade Intelligence Officer from September 1922, later becoming Divisional Intelligence Officer before being appointed Brigade Officer Commanding on the 11th of February 1923. Arrested in September 1923 he was interned until the 16th of July 1924.


Roche Thomas. Volunteer, Ferns Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 15th of July 1869 died on the 5th of June 1952, aged 46 years old during the Rising. Fought in Ferns and Enniscorthy County Wexford. He was arrested on the 1st of May and sent to Richmond Barracks Dublin, he was then deported to Wandsworth   Prison England and then to Frongoch Wales. He was released on the 23rd of December 1916. After release he served as Parish Justice for a time. On the 5th of July 1922 he took part in the defence of Ferns when the town was attacked by a force of about 300 Anti-Treaty forces. 


Ronan Patrick. Volunteer, Ferns Company, Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford brigade, Irish Volunteers. 23rd of September 1895 died on the 4th of July 1981, aged 20 years old during the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy Town and at the R.I.C. Barracks in Ferns Village. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was captured after the Rising and deported being released from Frongoch on the 23rd of December 1916.  Prior to Easter Week 1916 Patrick Ronan took part in gun running from Dublin to Clonee, County Wexford and raided railway wagons in Enniscorthy for ammunition in February of that year. He was Vice Commandant of Ferns Battalion Irish Volunteers and IRA from June 1918 to his arrest in November 1920. He was deported to England and interned at various locations. While interned he assisted but did not participate in a successful escape from Kilworth Camp Cork in September 1921, when the prisoners dug a tunnel resulting in the escape of twenty men, he was released from Kilwaorth in December 1921. Due to ill health resulting from imprisonment he took no part in the Civil War.


Sheehan Patrick. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 24th of August 1896 died on the 20th of February 1960, aged 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy County Wexford. He was arrested after the surrender and detained from the 2nd of May to the 6th of June 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and fought throughout the War of independence. He served in the National Army during the Civil War an at demobilisation he was a private with the 50th Battalion Army Transport Corps army number 9599.


Shiel Martin J. Volunteer, A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 20th of December 1880 died in 1957, aged 35 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy County Wexford. Was arrested the day after the surrender and deported, no record of to where and for how long. He served throughout the War of Independence and took the Pro-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Sinnott Patrick. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1871 died on the 27th of August 1943, aged about 45 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum and Enniscorthy Castle. Joined the Volunteers in 1913 he was also a member of the I.R.B. He was arrested after the Rising but only held for about three hours, he went on the run for about a year after being released. He retired from active service in 1920 due to receiving a blow to the back of the neck from a Black and Tan during a search of his house, the blow seriously affected his eyesight. He was a printer by trade and was involved in printing pamphlets for  Larry De Lacey and Liam Mellows prior to the 1916 Easter Rising.


Sinnott Patrick. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in May 1884 died on the 16th of December 1950, aged 32 years old during the Rising.  Fought in the Athenaeum, RIC Barracks, Ferns, Scarraghwalsh Road, Salsboro Road, Drumgoole Cross, Enniscorthy, Wexford Road, and Turret Rocks. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He evaded arrest after the Rising and was on the run for several months. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and served up to the Truce, he disarmed two British soldiers attempting to raid O' Briens public house in Mary Street, Enniscorthy. He moved to Wexford Town at the time of the Truce and took no part in the Civil War.


Sinnott Thomas D. (Tomás D.Ó Sinnód, Thomas D.Synnott,). Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 1st of June 1965, aged about 21 years old during the Rising. He was arrested on the Tuesday after the Surrender and interned until December 1916. After release he re-joined the Volunteers and was Company Officer Commanding, Vice Brigade Adjutant and Vice Brigade Officer Commanding and with the IRA as a Brigade Officer Commanding from 1917 through the War of Independence until 1921. He was demoted to the rank of private from March to May 1920 before being reinstated as Commandant in October that year due to the shooting of an unnamed woman during a raid for arms in his brigade area. He was arrested in November 1920 and interned until December 1921. He was involved in the following activities: election work in Waterford in 1917; presiding at Volunteer (Republican) Courts; the attack on Clonroche RIC Barracks in March 1920; raid for petrol at Enniscorthy railway station; providing transport for attack on Baltinglass RIC Barracks County Wicklow in 1920. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Smith Loftus Herbert. Volunteer, Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade. Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891, aged about 25 years old during the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy Town. evaded arrest or capture following his participation in the 1916 Easter Rising. During the War of Independence he was engaged in the manufacture of munitions as well as serving as the Brigade Police Officer. During the Truce Period Smith assisted in the takeover of the Enniscorthy RIC Barracks by National Army forces and took part in fighting against the anti-Treaty IRA in Enniscorthy in July 1922 following the outbreak of the Civil War. After leaving the National Army in the latter half of 1922 he joined the Gárda Síochána with which he served until 1941 reaching the rank of Superintendent.


Stokes Patrick Francis. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 20th of October 1898 died on the 15th of March 1984, aged 17 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum and Market Square, Enniscorthy. He served as Company Bugler and on the staff of Seamus Rafter. He was arrested after the Rising and detained in Waterford Jain and then transferred to Richmond Barracks Dublin, he was released from Richmond Barracks sometime in May 1916. During the War of Independence he served with the Swords Company in Dublin and also served in County Carlow. No evidence of Civil War Service.



Thomas Stokes
Stokes Thomas. He was born in Enniscorthy and educated at the local Christian Brothers school. He was a member of the Men’s Confraternity Choir of the Holy Family attached to Cathedral and a member of the Enniscorthy Musical Society and of the Gaelic League. After the Rising he was detained in Richmond Barracks and then deported serving time in Stafford Jail. While he was in Stafford his mother became very ill and although he was given temporary release by the time he got home she was dead and buried. He was returned to Richmond Barracks then to Knutsford and then transferred to Frongoch where his health began to fail. He was released from Frongoch in December 1916. He returned to Ireland and resumed work but in July 1917 his health began to fail again and he died on the 29th of September 1917 aged 24 years old. He was laid to rest in the cemetery attached to the Cathedral with full military honours provided by the Volunteers.  


Michael Sutton

Sutton Michael. Volunteer, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 2nd of December 1977, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Linton Road, Castle Hill, Mill Hill Road, Asylum Road, Irish Street, Maudlin's Folly, St. John's Mill, Macmine and Duffrey Hill, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He was arrested and detained for about seven days after the Rising being taken to Richmond Barracks Dublin from where he was released. He served during the War of Independence being involved in a shooting incident with the Black and Tans at O’Neill’s Coal yard and working with the Arbitration Courts. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Sutton Thomas. Bray and Shankill Unit, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1887 died on the 5th of February 1953, aged about 29 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Enniscorthy, County Wexford and Railway Station, Harcourt Street, Dublin. He worked for the Dublin & South Eastern Railway at the time of the Rising. On Tuesday the 25th of April 1916 Thomas Sutton used his position as a fireman on the Dublin and South Eastern Railway line to carry a despatch from Dublin to Enniscorthy, County Wexford. On that morning he fired on a party of British soldiers, including Captain J. C. Bowen Colthurst, accompanying a party of three prisoners, from his position at the end of the platform at the Harcourt Street, Railway Station in Dublin. From 1917 to 1920 he was engaged in the transportation of despatches, mainly for Robert Brennan, Commandant Wexford Battalion, Irish Volunteers and also of arms via the railway. During 1921 he took part in a number of IRA operations including an attack on Bray Barracks on the 18th April. Thomas Sutton was arrested and interned from May to December 1921 at Collinstown and the Curragh. In 1922, during the Civil War, Thomas Sutton took part in a large number of engagements against National Army forces between July and October of that year particularly in County Wicklow including Crooksling, Blessington, Ballinascorney, Enniskerry, Glen of the Downs and Bray. His service largely ceased after October 1922 due to ill health.

Sunderland John. Volunteer, Ferns Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1887 aged about 29 years old during the Rising. Fought at Enniscorthy and Ferns County Wexford. He was arrested on the 8th of May 1916 and after being sent to Richmond Barracks he was deported to Wakefield Prison and then to Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch in July 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and was detained by the British Military from the 18th of March 1921 to the 27th of April 1921. He took the Pro-Treaty side and was involved in the defence of Ferns against Anti-Treaty forces in July 1922.


Thorpe William. Volunteer, Shannon Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 4th of April 1895died on the 4th of August 1953, aged 21 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum,  Salvin Cross, Enniscorthy and Ferns Village R.I.C. Barracks. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested on the 4th of May and deported, he was released from Frongoch in September 1916. He took no further part in Nationalist activities or the Civil War.


Tobin Margaret. (Margaret Howlin).  Enniscorthy Branch, Wexford Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1888 died on the 24th of January 1963, aged about 28 years old at the time of the Rising. Served at the Athenaeum Enniscorthy. She joined Cumann na mBan in 1915. She was at the Athenaeum from the Thursday morning until the surrender on the Sunday evening, she cooked and provided provisions and bedding for the Volunteers stationed at the Athenaeum. She was under the command of Greta Comerford, later Mrs Doyle. She was not arrested after the Rising and continued involvement in Cumann na mBan raising funds for prisoners and their families, she was a pianist and toured the country as part of a concert party raising funds. She continued her fundraising work until 1918 when she moved to Dublin. She had no further involvement after 1918. She had three brothers involved in the Volunteers.


Tobin Patrick. Volunteer, 1st Battalion (Enniscorthy Battalion), A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1866 died on the 11th of March 1940, aged about 50 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Keegan’s on Irish Street, the Athenaeum, New Street, Blackstocks and at Clonhaston Enniscorthy. He joined the I.R.B. in 1884 and the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested five days after the surrender and was deported, he was interned in Lewes, Woking and then Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch on the 24th of December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and as well as making munitions he also took part in seizing council rate books and the Belfast Boycott. He served throughout the War of Independence doing intelligence work and providing materials required for the manufacture of munitions. Although he appears to have joined the National Army at the outbreak of the Civil War he stated that he would prefer not to talk about it as it should not have happened.


Tóibín Pádraic. (Patrick Tobin)  Enniscorthy Sluagh, Wexford Brigade, Fianna Éireann. Born in 1904 aged about 12 years old at the time of the Rising. He joined Na Fianna in 1915. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He re-joined Na Fianna on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence. During the Rising he was involved in delivering dispatches and came under fire when delivering a dispatch to an outpost at Kilagawley. On the Sunday of the surrender he helped to dump arms.  From 1917 on he served as a Battalion Quartermaster and Brigade Vice Officer Commanding Fianna Eireann. He took part in raids for arms and mails, the destruction of Belfast Boycott goods, a raid for petrol on the Enniscorthy Railway Station and a raid on the Income Tax office in Enniscorthy. In 1920 and 1921 he travelled to Dublin on a number of occasions carrying despatches and reports and British codes captured by the I.R.A.  in County Wexford which he passed on to Gearoid O' Sullivan, Adjutant General of the I.R.A. In October 1920 he was arrested and detained in Cork and Waterford until released in March 1921. During the Truce Period 12th of  July 1921 to the 30th of June 1922 he continued his Fianna Eireann activities. At the outbreak of the Civil War in June 1922 he served with the Anti-Treaty I.R.A. forces in the fighting against National Army troops in Enniscorthy. After a period on the run he returned to Enniscorthy in November 1922. As a reporter for the "Enniscorthy Echo" newspaper he was able to gather information from a National Army officer named Commandant McCrea stationed in Gorey, County Wexford regarding the movement of Government forces. In March 1923 he was arrested and interned until December 1923, taking part in a 14 day hunger strike during his period of detention.


Tomkins Patrick. Volunteer, A Company, Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1896 died on the 7th of January 1929, aged about 20 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Enniscorthy and Ferns County Wexford. He was deported after the Rising being released from Frongoch on the 31st of July 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and joined the National Army, Private 41st Battalion service number 9333, during the Civil War.


Tompkins John.


Treanor Thomas. (Tomás Ó Tréinfhir). Lieutenant, Wexford Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1881 died on the 29th of March 1963, aged about 35 years old during the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy County Wexford and in the County Wicklow. He joined the Volunteers in 1913 and was involved in establishing the Volunteers in Wexford. He was arrested after the surrender and interned until June 1916. During the War of Independence he was appointed IRA Brigade Adjutant and took part in and assisted in planning a number of actual and aborted IRA attacks at Foulksmills, Oulart and Carrig on Bannow in County Wexford. He claimed to have shot dead an unnamed civilian who was attacking IRA member David Sears and attempting to prevent the attack at Carrig on Bannow, another I.R.A. member David Sears states that it was he shot the civilian. He was arrested in January 1921 and was interned until January 1922. No information on his Civil War activities.


Tumbleton Patrick. (Also known as the  Frongoch Barber). A Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1875 aged about 41 years old during the Rising.  Fought at ‘Antwerp'  Mary Street, Summerhill, Castle Hill, Irish Street, Court Street, Enniscorthy and at Ferns County Wexford. He joined the I.R.B. in 1911 and the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested after the surrender and deported, first to Stafford and then to Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch on the 23rd of December 1916. He appears not to have re-joined the Volunteers at the reorganisation in 1917 and took no part in the War if Independence or Civil War.


Twomey Eileen. (Eileen  Hegarty, Eibhlín Uí Thuama). Enniscorthy Branch, Wexford Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1894 died on the 12th of December 1979, aged about 22 years old during the Rising. Served at Keegan’s Irish Street and the Athenaeum. She was not arrested or detained after the Rising. Prior to the 1916 Easter Rising she carried messages for Robert Brennan to other Irish Volunteer leaders in Wexford and Enniscorthy. During the Rising she assisted with food supplies, first aid and despatch work. She successfully evaded arrest/capture following the Rising but lost her job as a Secondary School teacher as a result of her activities. Her activities in Wexford, Athlone and Cork during the War of Independence included giving false evidence on behalf of captured IRA members at British court-martials in Cork.
 

Tyrell Patrick. Captain, Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in November 1874 died on the 10th of April 1962, aged 41 years old during the Rising. Fought at Horseborne Road, Enniscorthy Railway Station and the Athenaeum. Captured after the Rising he was interned in Stafford and Frongoch, he was released from Wandsworth in late September 1916. He joined the I.R.B. in 1910 and the Irish Volunteers in 1913. Throughout his time with the Irish Volunteers and IRA Patrick Tyrell acted as a Musketry Instructor and was involved in munitions work. He also took part in a raid for petrol at Enniscorthy Railway Station in 1920. He took no part in the Civil War.


Wafer Patrick. (Patrick Weafer). Volunteer,  A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade. Irish Volunteers. Born on the 18th of March 1867 died on the 11th of June 1944, aged 49 years old at the time of the Rising. He joined the Volunteers in 1913 and was a member of the I.R.B. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender. Before the Rising he was involved in collecting gold for arms purchasing at the request of Thomas Clarke, exchanging material with Thomas Hunter of 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade and carrying despatches from Dublin to Sean Etchingham on Sunday the 23rd of April 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence maintaining an arms dump and passing information to the I.R.A. relating to Police and Military movements. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War maintaining an arms dump and looking after men on the run.


Walsh James Joseph. Volunteer, A Company, Enniscorthy Battalion, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 31st of March 1878 died in 1954, aged 38 years old during the Rising. Fought in  Irish Street, the Athenaeum, Market Square, Bennett’s Hotel, Letts Brewery Friary Hill and Red Pats Corner. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. During the 1916 Rising he was one of those who took Wexford County Surveyor and former British Army officer H. Stafford Gaffney prisoner. He was also one of those who fired on RIC Constable Grace when Grace was wounded. Following the Rising he was arrested on a number of occasions in 1916 and 1917 but was not interned. However following one of these arrests he was badly beaten by the R.I.C., certified insane, and sent to Enniscorthy Mental Hospital by a Doctor  Kelly. He was then discharged by the Resident Medical Superintendent Doctor Kennedy who refused to certify him as a lunatic. James Walsh's service/activities then ceased.


Walsh Joseph. A Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1890 died on the 28th of April 1951, aged about 26 years old during the Rising. Fought in Irish Street, the

Athenaeum, Donoghue's, New Street, Blackstooks Enniscorthy, County Wexford and Ferns Village. Following the Easter Rising Walsh was arrested but released the following day because of injuries he sustained in a car accident during Easter Week. During the War of Independence he acted as a scout during an aborted attack at Milehouse. He was arrested in March 1921 and released July 1921. During the Civil War he carried ammunition for Lambert's Active Service Unit (Flying Column). He took the Anti-Treaty side during the Civil War and was in Enniscorthy Courthouse during an attack by National Army forces.


Walsh Margaret (Margaret Doran). Enniscorthy Branch, Wexford Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1894 died on the 12th of October 1953, aged about 22 years old at the time of the Rising. Served at the Athenaeum Enniscorthy County Wexford. She joined Cumann na mBan late in 1915. During Easter Week she prepared bandages, treated two minor injuries, helped in Commandeering food and first aid provisions, cooked and prepared bedding for the Volunteers. She was not arrested or detained after the Rising and assisted in dumping arms after the surrender. She remained active with Cumann na mBan up the Truce collecting funds for prisoner’s aid. Her husband Denis Doran, who she married after 1916, also served in Enniscorthy during the Rising.


Walsh Patrick. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1889 died on the 10th of May 1956, aged about 27 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, the Railway Station, Clonroche, Salvin Cross, Summerhill and Lucas Park, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He joined the I.R.B.in 1912 and the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He re-joined the Volunteers or reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence during which he was interned in Enniscorthy Court House for about two months from March to May 1921. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Walsh Patrick. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 4th of July 1892 died on the 18th of September 1961, aged 23 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Chapel Street and Market Street, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. Joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was accidently shot by Volunteer Philip Murphy at 1am on the Friday of the Rising, he received wounds to the Stomach, Chest and Arm. He spent eleven weeks in hospital recovering. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in1917 but dropped out after two or three months. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Ward Christina. (Chrissie). Enniscorthy Branch, Wexford Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born on the 18th of December 1894 aged 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Served at the Athenaeum. She joined Cumann na mBan just before the Rising in 1916, During the Rising she helped prepare food, prepared first aid dressings and did some secretarial work and assisted in making the Tri-Colour for Headquarters. She served throughout the War of Independence helping with fundraising, delivering dispatches and visiting prisoners in Enniscorthy Court House. She took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War, she helped Volunteers Joseph O’Toole and James Keyes when they were on the run.


Ward Katie. Cumann na mBan, Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade. Although she served in the Athenaeum, Enniscorthy from the Thursday of Easter Week up to the Sunday she was not granted a pension by the Irish Government.  She joined Cumann na mBan early in 1916 before the Rising. She helped with the cooking and in the construction of stretchers as well as acquiring provisions.  She remained a member of Cumann na mBan up to the Truce but did not take an active part, as she lived opposite the Court House in Enniscorthy her main activities were delivering messages sent out by I.R.A. prisoners detained at the Court House.


Webster John. Volunteer,   C Company (Shannon Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1880 died on the 5th of April 1949, aged about 36 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Turret Rocks, Salville Cross, Clonhasten Cross, Edermine and Market Square Enniscorthy. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He evaded arrest after the surrender spending several days moving from house to house to avoid the R.I.C. search parties. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Weafer John.


Weafer Patrick.


Whelan James. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Enniscorthy Battalion, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 31th of July 1897 died on the 13th of March 1983, aged 18 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Irish Street, Castle Hill, The Athenaeum, Turret Rocks Enniscorthy and at Ferns Village R.I.C. Barracks. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising.  In 1920 and 1921 during the War of Independence Whelan took part in a number of IRA operations and incidents including a raid for arms at Carrigbannow Coastguard Station in July 1920, a raid for petrol at Wexford South Railway Station in July 1920, capture and killing of an ex British Army soldier and suspected spy named James Daly in September 1920, the shooting of RIC Constable Jones in Bunclody, County Wexford in December 1920, a fire fight with British military and police at Crannford, County Wexford in March 1921, the capture and killing of three suspected spies two named Skelton and one named Morrissey in 1921 and a number of unsuccessful attempts to ambush and attack RIC and British personnel. During the Truce Period (12 July 1921 - 30 June 1922), as well as taking part in IRA training camps, James Whelan also undertook Republican Police work. In March 1922 Whelan joined the National Army but resigned the following May and joined the anti-Treaty IRA force occupying the courthouse in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He took part in fighting against National Army forces in Enniscorthy in July following the outbreak of the Civil War having been appointed IRA Brigade Adjutant. James Whelan was arrested on the 12th of September 1922 and interned at Gormanstown and Newbridge internment camps until December 1923 having taken part in a hunger strike during his detention.


Whelan John. Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 21st of December 1887 died on the 29th of March 1966, aged 28 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Courthouse, Castle Hill, the Athenaeum Enniscorthy and New Ross. He was arrested after the Rising and deported being released from Stafford Jail in June 1916, he lost his job as a shop assistant due to his involvement in the Rising. He collected rifles from the National Volunteers which were stored at the Courthouse, Enniscorthy and that he carried a dispatch to Captain Philip Lennon in New Ross. In 1917 he moved to Blackwater where he joined and became Adjutant of the local company. He was involved in blocking roads, digging trenches and took part in raids for arms. During the Truce Period (12 July 1921 - 30 June 1922) he attended a training camp in Rathnure.


Whelan John. (Ó'Faoláin, Seán). Enniscorthy Company, Wexford brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 4th of December 1895 died on the 4th of December 1968, aged 20 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Athenaeum and Keegan's, Irish Street, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. Prior to the Easter Rising he was involved in making ammunition. During the War of Independence Whelan purchased arms as Officer Commanding of his Company. He was involved in the shooting of Lee Wilson in June 1920 along with Frank Thornton. He was in the bombing party on Clonroche Barracks he captured James Doyle and took part in the capture of Jeffers of Tinaranny, Kilkenny. He was requested to form an Active Service Unit (Flying Column) in October 1920. Arrested in November 1920 and imprisoned until August 1921. During the Civil War Whelan received a commission from the Free State army and served for 3 weeks before being involved in an aborted plan to capture Kilkenny Barracks, induced 30 men to leave with arms. Whelan was appointed Divisional Quarter-master and was involved in the capture of Enniscorthy Courthouse and formed another Active Service Unit. Whelan was captured in July 1923 and interned until March 1924.


Whelan Kathleen (Moran). Enniscorthy Branch, Wexford Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born on the 26th of January 1897 died on the 13th of May 1960, aged 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Served at the Athenaeum. She went to the Athenaeum Headquarters on Thursday the 27th of April 1916 remaining there until the surrender, she was a typist for Seamus Doyle. She was one of nine members of the Moran family involved in the Nationalist Movement.


Whelan Patrick. Volunteer, Ferns Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1872 died in 1933, aged about 44 years old during the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy and Ferns County Wexford. He was arrested on the 3rd of May and after Richmond Barracks in Dublin he was deported to Wandsworth Prison England, he was released on the 20th of May 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence. He helped defend Enniscorthy against Anti-Treaty Forces in July 1922, he was discharged on compassionate grounds from the National Army in September 1922, he was a Private in the 3rd Battalion North Wexford Brigade army number 67153.


Whelan Thomas. Volunteer, Ferns Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in1891 died on the 1st of March 1963, aged about 25 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Wexford Road Enniscorthy, and at the R.I.C. Barracks in Ferns County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested on the 2nd of May and deported being released from Frongoch in August 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence. He first took the Pro-Treaty side in the Civil War but after a few days with the National Army in Enniscorthy he left and gave some assistance to the Killeen Flying Column.  

White Mary. President, Cumann na mBan, Enniscorthy Branch, Wexford Brigade. Born in 1881, aged about 35 years old during the Rising. Served in the Athenaeum, Enniscorthy, County Wexford.  Joined Cumann na mBan in 1914. She went to the Athenaeum on the Thursday of the Rising she was not arrested after the Rising. She remained in Cumann na mBan until the Autumn of 1918.


Wildes Myles. Volunteer, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 4th of May 1882 died on the 29th of August 1960, aged 33 years old during the Rising. Fought in Enniscorthy, County Wexford.  He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He re-joined on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence during which he in took part in raids for arms, blocked roads and guarded battalion munitions. He joined the National Army in Enniscorthy in March 1922 and served until May 1924, army number 9576.


Willis James. Volunteer, Enniscorthy Company, Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1896 died on the 28th of January 1972, aged about 20 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Gas Works and the Athenaeum Enniscorthy County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was employed as a Signalman at Enniscorthy Railway Station at the time of the Rising. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence, he carried dispatches and that he transferred arms. He took part in a raid for petrol and also in the burning of goods during the Belfast Boycott. He took no part in the Civil War.


Wilson Edward. Volunteer, Wexford Brigade. Born on the 25th of June 1883 died on the 12th of January 1953, aged 32 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Marcy Convent, John Street, Martin’s Square, Duffrey Hill and Boreen Hill Duffrey Enniscorthy County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested on the 2nd of May and deported first to Stafford and then Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch on 28th of August 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 but dropped out about March 1918. He did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War. His brother Robert Wilson was also a member of the Volunteers.


Wilson Joseph. Volunteer,  A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 3rd of June 1938. Fought at John Street and the Athenaeum, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in early 1914. He was arrested on the 4th of May and sent to Richmond Barracks Dublin, he was deported first to Stafford than Frongoch and after spending a week in Wandsworth he was released in August 1916. He did not re-join the Volunteers after release and took no part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Wilson Owen.  Wilson Joseph. Volunteer,  A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 12th of February 1881 died in 1957, aged 35 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Keegan’s on Irish Street, Castle Hill, Market Square, John Street and the Athenaeum, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913 and was a member of the I.R.B. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He had no further activity and did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Wilson Robert. Volunteer, A Company (Enniscorthy Company), Wexford Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 11th of August 1885 died on the 23rd of November 1953, aged 30 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Athenaeum, Davis’s Mills, Mitchel’s Corner Enniscorthy and at Ferns County Wexford. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested on the 2nd of May and deported to Stafford Jail, he was released from Stafford after about four weeks. He did not re-join the Volunteers and took no part in the War of Independence or Civil War. His brother Edward was also a member of the Volunteers.