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Allum Annie.  Athenry Company, Galway Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born on the 29th of December 1894 died on the 8th of December 1977, aged 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Served at the Agricultural Station, Athenry, and Moyode, County Galway.


Armstrong Kate. (Catherine Glynn).  Branch President, Killeeneen Branch, Galway Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born on the 1st of March 1885 died on the 15th of November 1977, aged 21 years old at the time of the Rising. She joined Cumann na mBan in 1915 and was elected Branch President, she held this position until July 1921 when she ceased activities due to getting married. During the War of Independence she delivered dispatches and cared for Volunteers on the run. After July 1921 she took no further part and did not take part in the Civil War.


Athy Michael. Captain, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 15th of August 1892 died on the 17th April 1970, aged 23 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks at Oranmore, the Agricultural Station, Moyode Castle and Limepark, County Galway.  He went on the run after the Rising and was captured on the 16th of September 1916, he spent 6 weeks in Galway Jail and was then transferred to Richmond Barracks in Dublin and then deported to Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch on the 23rd of December 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and although he joined the National Army at the start of the Civil War he stated that his conscience would not allow him to fight against the Anti-Treaty I.R.A.  His brother Joseph Athy was killed in action by the R.I.C. in September 1920.


Bane John. Volunteer,  Cussane Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers.  Born in 1888died on the 19th of October 1973, aged about 28 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station Athenry and Moyode Castle, County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising and went on the run until about June 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganization in August 1917. He served up to the end of the Truce taking part in election work, blocking roads and an attack on Moyville Barracks.  He took the Anti-Treaty side during the Civil War.


Barrett Christopher. Athenry Company, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 14th of April 1891 died on the 29th of November 1976, aged 25 years old during the Rising. Joined the Volunteers in Athenry in 1913. Fought at the Town Hall Athenry, Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark County Galway. He was captured after the Rising, he was held in Galway Jail before being transferred to Arbour Hill and then deported first to Stafford Jail then to Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch in October 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and was appointed Company Captain when his brother Thomas was arrested. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was arrested in October 1922 by National Army forces and interned until December 1923 during which time he took part in a hunger strike.


Barrett James. Volunteer, Athenry Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1882 died on the 12th of March 1973, aged about 34 years old during the Rising. Fought at Mullagh, Ballinasloe, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode, Rahard and Limepark County Galway. He went on the run after the surrender but was arrested about 3 weeks later, he was deported to Knutsford Prison, he was released in August 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and was Brigade Quartermaster. He was arrested interned from November 1920 to December 1921 serving time in Galway for 14 weeks then to Ballykinlar Camp in County Down. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and although he did not take an active part in the fighting he was on the run for several months. His two brothers Christopher and Thomas Barrett also served in the Rising.


Barrett Michael.  Volunteer, Athenry Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 23rd of September 1884 died on the 29th of August 1968, aged 31 years old during the Rising. Fought at Athenry, the Agricultural Station and Moyode County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested on the 2nd of May and taken to Galway Jail and then transferred to Arbour Hill then to Richmond and Kilmainham, he was deported first to Knutsford and then on to Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch on the 24th of December 1916. During the War of Independence he took part in Republican Police and Court work as well as assisting with and taking part in IRA raids operations and attacks at Athenry Railway Station and Bookeen RIC Barracks.


Barrett Michael. Volunteer, Rockfield Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1899 died on the 24th of November 1970, aged about 17 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark County Galway. He joined the Volunteers at Rockfield in 1915. He was on the run for about a week after the Rising but was arrested when a neighbour informed on him, he was deported first to Wandsworth and then Frongoch, he was released about the 3rd week in September 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 in Tuam. He got employment with the railway as a fireman and used his position to carry dispatches. He was seriously injured on the 29th of October 1919 when a train ran over him causing him to lose his leg below the knee, he was a year and a half recovering. After he recovered he was reemployed by the railway as a pump man and resumed his Volunteers activities delivering and receiving dispatches. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Barrett Patrick. Volunteer,  Rockfield Company, 3rd Battalion, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1902 died on the 22nd of November 1971, aged about 14 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode Castle and Limepark, County Galway.  He joined the Volunteers in Spring 1915. He took part in the Galway Saint Patrick’s Day parade with the rest of his Company, he was armed with a single barrel shotgun while taking part in the parade.  He was arrested after the Rising and brought to Galway Jail, from there he was taken to Arbour Hill and then Kilmainham in Dublin and then deported first to Woking and then Frongoch. He was released from Frongoch on the 24th of December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganization in August 1917 and served with the Craughwell Company up to the end of the Treaty. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Barrett Thomas. Volunteer, Athenry Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1888 died on the 3rd of April 1965, aged about 28 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested on the Monday after the surrender by the R.I.C. and after being transferred from Galway to Richmond Barracks he was Court Martialled and sentenced to twelve months. He was deported and served time in Wormwood Scrubs and Lewis Jail, he was released on the 16th of March 1917. He re-joined the Volunteers on release from prison. He was appointed Captain of the Company in 1919 and Company Officer Commanding in April 1920. He was arrested in November 1920 and released about December 1921, he was detained first in Galway and then Ballykinlar. He did not take part in the Civil War. His two brother Christopher and James Barrett also served during the Rising.


Bindon John. Volunteer, Clarinbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1897 died on the 23rd of January 1973, aged about 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks at Clarinbridge and Oranmore, the Agricultural Station Athenry. Moyode and Limepark County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was deported after the surrender first in Wandsworth and then Frongoch, he was released at the end of July 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Bindon Thomas. Volunteer, Clarinbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 5th of May 1898 died on the 7th of November 1953, aged 17 years old at the time of the Rising. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested at this home on the Monday after the surrender and deported to Frongoch, he was released in the last week of July 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.    


Blake Michael. Volunteer, Castlegar Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 1st of October 1887 died on the 8th of June 1972, aged 28 years old during the Rising. Fought at Carnmore, the Agricultural Station, Moyode and Limepark, County Galway. Joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrester after the Rising and after spending some time at Richmond Barracks in Dublin he was deported to Frongoch on the 19th of May, he was released from Frongoch in December 1916. He took no further part in Volunteer or I.R.A. activities due to ill health. He took no side in the Civil War.


Brennan Thomas. Volunteer,  Clarenbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 5th of April 1878 died on the 26th of September 194, aged 38 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks at Clarinbridge and Oranmore, the Agricultural Station Athenry and at Moyode County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. Although he attempted to avoid arrest after the surrender he was captured by police about two weeks later. He was detained in Galway and then taken to Richmond Barracks in Dublin from where he was deported to Stafford and then to Frongoch, he was released on the 24th of December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers after release but did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Brannelly Michael. Volunteer, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 1st of June 1976, aged about 25 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Maree, Oranmore, the R.I.C. Barracks Athenry, Moyode and Limepark County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender but was on the run for about three months. He served throughout the War of Independence delivering dispatches and took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War when he took part in an ambush of National Army solders which resulted in the death of a Land Inspector named Edmonds. He was on the run for a number of months after this ambush. He also fired a number of shots at National Forces during the attempted rescue of an I.R.A. Volunteer named Duggan.


Brannelly Thomas. Volunteer, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 26th of June 1979, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks at Oranmore, Moyode and Limepark County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender but spent about six months on the run. He served throughout the War of Independence taking part in the destruction of bridges, blocking road and delivering dispatches. He did not take part in the Civil War.  


Broderick Seán. First Lieutenant, Athenry Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1889 died on the 20th of August 1953, aged about 27 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Agricultural Station Athenry, Oranmore, Moyode and Limepark County Galway. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender and was on the run until about June 1917. During the War of Independence he was involved in attacks on British forces at Bookeen Barracks, Loughrea, County Galway and Monivea. He was arrested in November 1920 and interned until 24 October 1921. He joined the National Army in June 1922 serving until resigning on foot of his nomination to stand for election to Dáil Éireann in the general election of August 1923.


Burke John. Company Officer Commanding, Kinvara Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1890 died on the 1st of February 1959, aged about 26 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in Kinvara County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1915. He was arrested about the 3rd of May and deported being released in December 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Burke John. (Seán De Burca). Volunteer, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in May 1891 died on the 1st of February 1972, aged 24 years old during the Rising. Fought at the RIC Barracks Oranmore, Railway Station Oranmore, Frenchfort, the Agricultural Station and Moyode, County Galway.  He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising but spent six weeks on the run. He took no further part in Volunteer or I.R.A. activities and took no part in the Civil War.


Burke Joseph. (Seosaimh De Burca). Volunteer, Oranmore Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1894 died on the 29th of August 1948, aged about 22 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks at Oranmore and Clarinbridge, at the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested after the surrender and sentenced to five years penal servitude, he was deported and released from Pentonville on the 17th of June 1917. He re-joined the Volunteers immediately after release, in 1918 he disarmed two Air Forces officers at gun point. He fought throughout the War of Independence blocking roads, raiding for arms and was involved in a Flying Column. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War taking part in several attacks on National Army soldiers.


Burke Martin. Volunteer, Oranmore Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 3rd of June 1981, aged about 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks at Oranmore and Clarinbridge, at the Agricultural Station Athenry and Moyode Castle. He was arrested after the surrender and after Galway Jail he was taken to Richmond Barracks Dublin and then deported to Lewes, Wandsworth and then Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch about Christmas Eve 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers and served up to early 1921, during the War of Independence while he was on the run a house at Glennascaul, Oranmore was raided by the Black and Tans and he was severely beaten. He emigrated to the U.S.A. early in 1921. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Burke Michael. (Miceál De Búrca).  First Lieutenant, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 27th of April 1895 died on the 4th of December 1966, aged 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks in Oranmore, Oranmore Railway Station, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not captured after the surrender and had to go on the run until July or August 1916. He fought throughout the War of Independence and was arrested in November 1921, during the Truce Period, by British forces for his Republican Police activity, sentenced to six months hard labour but released after 4 to 6 weeks after protests from Republican leadership to the British Government. He did not take part in the Civil War. After the Civil War he served with the Gárda Síochána, number 334.


Burke Michael. Volunteer, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1899 died on the 27th of November 1986, aged about 17 years old during the Rising. Fought at the RIC Barracks, Oranmore, County Galway. Joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising and spent several months hiding on Eddy Island. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and served through the War of Independence being involved in guarding prisoners and carrying dispatches. He took no part in the Civil War.


Burke Michael. Volunteer, Castlegar Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 1st of April 1958, aged about 25 years old during the Rising. Fought at Kiltulla, Carnmore, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers about 1914. He went on the run after the surrender but was arrested on the 12th of May in Cartroe. He was taken to Galway Jail and then to Richmond Barracks and then deported to Stafford Jail and then Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch on the 1st of August 1916. He did not re-join the Volunteers after release and did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Burke Patrick. Volunteer, Kinvara Company, South Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 22nd of April 1893 died on the 17th of October 1972, aged 23 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Kinvara, Athenry and Limepark, County Galway. He was arrested after the Rising and deported being released from Frongoch September 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and joined the National Army during the Civil War, army service number 57022.


Burke Patrick. Volunteer, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 22nd of October 1896 died on the 31st of July 1961. Aged 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Rockhill, the R.I.C. Barracks Oranmore, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising and went on the run for two months. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation. On the 16th of September 1920 he was shot and wounded by the Black and Tans when he and three other men on the run where just outside Oranmore when they met with a Black and Tan patrol. He received a bullet wound to the knee, Volunteer Joseph Athy was killed in the same incident. Due to his injuries he was unable to take an active part in the Volunteers. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Burke Peter. First Lieutenant, Kinvara Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1892 died on the 13th of May 1973, aged about 24 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks in Kinvara County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested about the 3rd of May and deported, he was released from Frongoch in August 1916. He re-joined the company on release and assisted Eamonn Corbett and a man named Canlan escape to America. During the War of Independence he took part in I.R.A. raids for mail as well as mobilising for a number of aborted and unsuccessful IRA ambushes. In February 1921 he managed to escape under fire from British forces which had surrounded an I.R.A. Battalion Council meeting near Caheravoneen, County Galway and captured the participants. During the Truce Period he took part in IRA training camps. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and carried despatches and blocked roads for as well as taking part in an attack on National Army forces at Ardrahan, County Galway in 1922.


Burke Thomas. Volunteer, Castlegar Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in March 1894 died on the 23rd of June 1950, aged 22 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Carnmore, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark County Galway. He was arrested a few days after the surrender and deported first to Stafford and then Frongoch, he was released in August 1916. He resumed service with the Company after release and took part in raising funds for Prisoners Dependants Fund. He served throughout the War of Independence mainly delivering dispatches. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Burns James. Volunteer, Clarenbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1898 died on the 12th of July 1989, aged about 18 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks at Clarinbridge, Oranmore, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested after the surrender and spent two or three months on the run. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and served up to about 1920 when his company appears to have dispersed. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Burns John. Volunteer, Clarinbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 1st of October 1898 died on the 24th of February 1965, aged 17 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks at Clarinbridge and Oranmore, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender. During the War of Independence he took part in a number of IRA operations in County Galway including attacks on RIC Barracks at Bookeen and Claregalway. Subject joined the National Army in April 1922 and continued to serve with the Defence Forces until 20 December 1923. After leaving the National Army he served with An Gárda Síochána, service numbers 112E and 12111.


Burns John. Volunteer, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 28th of January 1894 died on the 21st of August 1949, aged 22 years old during the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks at Clarinbridge and Oranmore, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He went on the run after the surrender but was arrested in County Clare and deported, he was released from Frongoch in August 1916. During the War of Independence he acted as bodyguard to Michael Joseph Howley and in 1921 took part in an I.R.A. attack on a party of R.I.C. at Maghera, County Galway. During the Civil War he joined the National Army serving from April 1922 to April 1923 serving at the rank of Sergeant with the 34th Infantry Battalion, service number 11446. He moved to America in 1927.


Burns Michael. Volunteer (Lieutenant), Newcastle Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in December 1892 died on the 6th of October 1971, aged 23 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry and at Moyode. He was deported after the surrender, he was released in December 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and joined the National Army during the Civil War serving at the rank of Lieutenant with the 34th Battalion Claremorris Command, army number SDR221, he resigned from the National Army on the 20th of December 1923.


Burns William. Fianna Eireann attached Clarinbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 14th of July 1902 died on the 23rd of March 1982, aged 13 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Kilcolgan Road Clarinbridge, Oranmore and the Agricultural Station, Athenry, County Galway. He joined Na Fianna in 1915. He mobilised on Easter Monday evening and served until the Wednesday evening. Armed with a shotgun he was stationed at a barricade between Clarenbridge RIC Barracks and the RIC Barracks at Kilcolgan, the barricade was erected to stop reinforcement coming from Kilcolgan Barracks during the attack by the Volunteers on Clarenbridge Barracks. He was not arrested after the surrender. In 1918 he joined the Volunteers, during 1918 and 1919 he was involved in delivering dispatches from Clarenbridge to Galway. In 1920 he moved to Longford Town and joined the Volunteers there and served throughout the War of Independence. He served up to the end of the Truce period, he did not take part in the Civil War.


Burns William. Volunteer, Oranmore Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1894, aged about 22 years old during the Rising. Fought at the RIC Barracks, Oranmore, County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested on the 3rd of May and was deported being released from Frongoch on the 24th of December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and took part in the usual activities until the Truce. He took no part in the Civil War.


Byrnes Michael. Volunteer, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 15th of March 1894 died on the 5th of April 1971, aged 22 years old during the Rising. Fought at the RIC Barracks and Oranmore Railway Station. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He received bullet wound to the leg during the attack on Oranmore R.I.C. Barracks. He was arrested on the 8th of May and detained in Galway Jail and then taken to Richmond Barrack Dublin. He was deported to Barlinnie Prison Scotland and then to Frongoch being released in August 1916. He got married shortly after release and although he remained a member of the Volunteers throughout the War of Independence he did not play an active role, he took no part in the Civil War.


Byrnes Patrick. Volunteer, Clarinbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 24th of June 1897 died on the 25th of May 1960, aged 18 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks in Clarinbridge and Oranmore, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was on the run until the 9th of May when he was arrested and sent first to Galway Jail then Richmond Barracks in Dublin then deported to Barlinnie in Scotland then transferred to Frongoch, he was released about the first week in August 1916. He re-joined the Company on reorganisation and served throughout the War of Independence. During the Truce he acted as a Republican Policeman and was arrested and detained in Mountjoy for about two months. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Cahill William.  Section Commander, Clarinbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 31st of December 1890 died on the 1st of October 1975, aged 25 years old during the Rising. Fought at Killeeneen, the R.I.C. Barracks in Clarinbridge and Oranmore. The Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode, Craugwell and Limepark County Galway. He joined the Clarinbridge Company in 1913. He was arrested on the 11th of May 1916 and taken to Richmond Barracks Dublin, he was taken ill in detention and brought to King George V Hospital where he remained until the 1st of August 1916. He remained Section Commander up to the reorganisation but due to ill health he resigned as Section Commander and continued as a Volunteer taking part in setting up Republican Courts. During the Civil War he assisted Anti-Treaty I.R.A. on the run by providing food and information on the movement of National Army Troops.


Callanan Michael. Volunteer, Clarinbridge Company, 3rd Battalion, South West Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1885 died on the 1st of May 1973, aged about 31 years old during the Rising. Fought at the RIC Barracks Clarinbridge, the RIC Barracks Oranmore, the Agricultural Station Athenry and Moyode, County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising and went on the run until 1917. He served throughout the War of Independence and although he did not fight during the Civil War he tried to persuade his brother, who was a Free State Officer, to come over to the Anti-Treaty side.  


Callanan Patrick. Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1887 died on the 3rd of March 1970, aged about 29 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Oranmore, Clarinbridge, Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender and went to the United States of America from August 1916 to October 1917. On return from America he resumed service with the I.R.A. In January 1918 he was deported from County Galway to the Portadown area of County Armagh and was imprisoned from April to July 1919. In 1920 he assisted in planning and participated in a number of I.R.A. attacks on British forces and positions including Bookeen Barracks, Moyvilla Barracks and Brierville Barracks. He was arrested and interned from November 1920 to December 1921. He joined the National Army in March 1922. He continued to serve with the National Army until resigning on the 11th of November 1924 while serving as Commandant with the 6th Battalion Western Command.


Callanan Thomas. Volunteer, A Company, 3rd Battalion, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1882 died on the 10 of November 1968, aged about 34 years old at the time of the Rising.  Fought at the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He was detained after the surrender until August 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and took the Pro-Treaty side in the Civil War and served with the National Army until the 28th of January 1924.


Cannon James. Volunteer, Athenry Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1886 died 1960, aged about 30 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry and at Moyode. He was not arrested or captured and took no further part in Volunteer activities after the Rising. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Carr Patrick. Volunteer, Claregalway Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 18th of January 1972, aged about 21 years old during the Rising. Fought at Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested after the surrender and was on the run up to about the second week in August 1916. He re-joined the Company and served throughout the War of Independence, he took part in the attack on Lough George R.I.C. barracks in 1920, raiding for arms and road blocking. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Carrick Patrick. Volunteer, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1892 died on the 11th of August 1960, aged about 24 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Oranmore R.I.C. Barracks and Railway Station, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914 and had been a member of the I.R.B. since 1912. He was involved in breaking up British Army recruiting meeting in 1915. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender and was on the run till August 1916. He had no further service after 1916.He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Casserly Martin Henry. Volunteer, Claregalway Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1898 died on the 28th of July 1978 in New Zealand, aged about 18 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Railway Station in Oranmore, Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Tullira Castle, County Galway. He was arrested on the 11th of May and deported to Barlinnie Prison in Scotland and then transferred to Frongoch. He served with the Volunteers and I.R.A. up to January 1921 when he emigrated to New Zealand.  He did not take part in the Civil War.


Casserly Michael. Volunteer, Claregalway Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 17th of March 1894 died on the 5th of May 1974, aged 22 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Oranmore, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender and went on the run for about three months after the R.I.C. raided his house and arrested his brother. Although he remained a member of the Volunteers he had no active service after the Rising, he did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Casserly Peter.  Volunteer, Claregalway Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 3rd of April 1981, aged about 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Carnmore, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He went on the run after the surrender but was arrested on the 9th of May, he was taken to Galway Jail then to Richmond Barracks in Dublin then deported first to Wandsworth Prison then to Frongoch, he was released about the end of July 1916. He re-joined his company when they reformed in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence mainly involved in intelligence and dispatch work. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Cauldfield Christopher. Volunteer, Athenry Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 28th of April 1972. Fought at the Agricultural Station Athenry and Moyode Castle County Galway. He was deported after the surrender and held in Stafford Jail and Frongoch. He served throughout the War of Independence and was appointed quartermaster of his company. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Cleary James. Fianna Eireann attached Athenry Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1902 died on the 31st of August 1986, aged about 14 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry and at Moyode County Galway. He joined Na Fianna in 1915 at the age of 13. His brother John (Jonny) Cleary was a member of the Volunteers and was in charge of training the Fianna in Athenry Town. The Fianna were not mobilised in Galway for the Rising but several Fianna members turned out. On the Tuesday of the Rising he went with the Volunteers to a farmyard where, under Quartermaster Sean Broderick, he assisted in providing food for the Volunteers, he also delivered dispatches. He returned to Athenry on the Wednesday where he learned of a Troop Train heading for Loughrea, he managed to get through the Police cordon and inform Liam Mellows of the Troops movements. After the Rising he assisted in reorganisation of the Fianna. During 1917 and 1918 he was involved in cutting the telephone wires between Gortnahown Military Camp and Athenry post office on several occasions, on one occasion he was caught and had to appear before the Magistrates Court. He joined the Athenry Company of the Volunteers in 1919 and served throughout the War of Independence delivering dispatches, raiding for arms and relieving Crown Forces of their weapons. Shortly before the Truce both he and his father were severely beaten and subjected to mock executions by the Black and Tans. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was interned from October 1922 to Christmas 1923. His brother John and Father Thomas also served.


Cleary John. Volunteer, Athenry Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1888 died on the 18th of December 1950, aged about 28 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Mullagh, Ballinasloe, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode Castle, the R.I.C. Barracks at New Inn and Limepark County Galway. During the Rising he mobilised Mullagh Irish Volunteer Company, carried despatches to Professor Gaffney in Ballinasloe and made preparations for destruction of rail link between Athlone and Galway. He went on the run after the surrender but was captured soon after and deported, he was released from Frongoch in December 1916. He assisted in reorganising the Volunteers in 1914 and served throughout the War of Independence and took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Cleary Thomas B. Athenry Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1858 died on the 23rd of April 1946, aged about 58 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry and Moyode County Galway. He played a leading role in the setting up of the Irish Volunteers in the County Galway area and had been a member of the I.R.B. from 1881, he was sworn in to the I.R.B. in Mullingar Jail where he was being detained for Land League activities. During the 1916 Easter Rising he assisted in the destruction of rail and communications links in the Athenry area as well as carrying out intelligence work in the town. He was arrested after the surrender and after being detained in Galway Jail he was transferred to Arbour Hill Dublin then deported to Stafford Jail and then to Frongoch, he was released in August 1916. He remained with the Volunteers throughout the War of Independence but due to work commitments was unable to render much active service. He did not take an active part in the Civil War but was an ardent Anti-Treaty supporter.


Cloonan Michael H. (Miceál É Ó Clúnáin). Volunteer, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 24th of January 1973, aged about 21 years old during the Rising. Fought at RIC Barracks Oranmore, Railway Station Oranmore, The Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark, County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganization in August 1914 and took part in the War of Independence. On the 7th of October 1920 he was seriously wounded and left for dead when British Forces raided his Mother’s house, the house was burned to the ground. He took no part in the Civil War. His brother Patrick Cloonan  was killed by British Forces on the 7th of April 1921.


Cloonan Patrick Edward.  Volunteer, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 6th of April 1921, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. He was found shot dead on the 6th of April 1921 having been taken by persons unknown, believed to be members of the British forces, from the house of Lawrence Donohoe the previous day. Patrick Cloonan served with the Irish Volunteers from 1914, including the week of 23 to 29 April 1916, and later with the IRA up to his death.


Cloonan Thomas. Volunteer, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 4th of May 1952. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks and Railway Station in Oranmore the Agricultural Station in Athenry and at Moyode County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914 and had a member of the I.R.B. since 1907. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender but spent the rest of May on the run. He had no further service with the Volunteers after Easter Week, he did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War. His two brothers Michael and Patrick Cloonan and his sister Margaret Fahy nee Cloonan also took part in the Rising.


Cloonan Timothy.  Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 17th of October 1868 died on the 11th of June 1954, aged 47 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks in Oranmore, Clarinbridge, the Agricultural Station in Athenry and Moyode County Galway. He joined the Volunteers about two months before the Rising. Although he had no firearms during the Rising he was armed with a pitch fork and as he said ‘ready to do his bit if it came to bayonet fighting.’ He was not arrested or detained after the surrender. He had no further service with the Volunteers and did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Coady William. Volunteer, Claregalway Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 30th of July 1882 died on the 18th of June 1964, aged 23 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Oranmore, Carnmore, Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. After the surrender he walked the twenty miles from Limepark to his home, he attempted to avoid arrest but was arrested about the 2nd of May and deported first to Stafford then Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch at the end of November 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence taking part in raiding the mails, ambushing Black and Tans and blocking roads. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Coen Martin. Volunteer, Cussane Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 22nd of November 1973, aged about 25 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry and at Moyode County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested after the surrender and went on the run for about six weeks. He re-joined his Company when they reformed in 1917. He served throughout the War of Independence  in July 1920 he was involved in the capture of British forces at Athenry Station, blocked roads for the Headford attack in May 1921. And in June 1921 he was involved in the burning of the Pavilion, Athenry. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Coen Thomas. Volunteer, Cussane Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1889 died on the 3rd of August 1986, aged about 27 years old during the Rising.  Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry and at Moyode County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested about a week after the surrender and held for a few hours before being released. He re-joined the Company and served throughout the War of Independence. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Collins John.  Volunteer, Claregalway Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Fought at Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode Castle and Limepark, County Galway.  He was deported after the Rising and released from Frongoch in August 1916. During the War of Independence he took part in the IRA attack on Loughgeorge RIC Barracks in 1920 and did outpost duty during IRA attacks at Kilroe and Headford in 1921.


Collins John. Volunteer, Claregalway Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 9th of January 1968, aged about 25 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode Castle and Limepark, County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested after the surrender and went on the run for about six weeks. He re-joined the Volunteers on re-organisation in 1917. He served throughout the War of Independence. He did not take part in the Civil War.  

 

Commins Edward. Volunteer, Clarinbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers.  Born in 1896 died on the 31st of May 1982, aged about 20 years old during the Rising. Fought at the RIC Barracks, Clarinbridge, the RIC Barracks Oranmore, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark, County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. During Easter Week he was armed with a shotgun and fired shots at the RIC Barracks in Clarinbridge his Company then went on the RIC Barracks at Oranmore where he again fired shots at the Barracks, he was also guarding a couple of captured RIC men.  Captured after the Rising he was sent first to Richmond Barracks in Dublin then to Stafford England on the 13th of May, he was released from Frongoch at the end of July or beginning of August.  He re-joined the Volunteers at the reorganisation and served through the War of Independence taking part in raids on the mail and assisting in an attack on Moyville Barracks by blocking access roads as well as Scouting and assisting IRA men on the run.  He took the Anti-Treaty side during the Civil War. His brother Thomas Commins also served during the Rising.


Commins Edward. Volunteer, Claregalway Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 13th of December 1878 died on the 27th of April 1962, aged 37 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1915. He was not arrested after the surrender and spent about four weeks on the run. He had no further service and did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Commins Michael. Volunteer, Oranmore Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1899 died on the 15th of April 1972,aged about 17 years old during the Rising. Fought at the RIC Barracks Oranmore, Clarinbridge, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark, County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising and spent about two months on the run. During the War of Independence and Civil War he delivered dispatches for his Company.


Commins Michael. Volunteer, Derrydonnell Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 17th of October 1971, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought at Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers the day before the Rising. He was not arrested after the surrender and spent more than a month on the run. He served throughout the War of Independence raiding for arms and petrol, blocking roads, doing guard duty for ambushes and attacks on R.I.C. Barracks. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Commins Michael. Volunteer, Clarinbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 13th of April 1891 died on the 2nd of November 1979, aged 24 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks in Clarinbridge, the Railway Station at Oranmore, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1913 and had been a member of the I.R.B. since 1911. He was arrested on the 3rd of May and after a short stay in Arbour Hill Dublin he was deported first to Stafford Jail and Frongoch he was released in August or September 1916. He helped with the reorganisation of the Company in 1917. He moved to Maynooth in 1918 and reported to the Volunteer Company Captain there. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Commins Thomas. Volunteer,  Clarinbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1899 died on the 3rd of March 1986, aged about 17 years old during the Rising. Fought at the RIC Barracks Clarinbridge, the RIC Barracks Oranmore, the Agricultural Station  Athenry, Moyode and Limepark, County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914 and took part in the Saint Patrick’s Day parade in Galway. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising and took part in Company activities up to the end of the Truce period.


Commins Patrick. Volunteer, Derrydonnell Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1894 died on the 25th of February 1978, aged about 22 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry and Moyode County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He served throughout the War of Independence and took the Anti-Treaty Side in the Civil War.


Commins William. Volunteer, Clarinbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 22nd of December 1970, aged about 25 years old during the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks in Clarinbridge and Oranmore, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested at this home on the 3rd of May and deported, he was released from Frongoch about the beginning of August 1916. He re-joined the Company when it reformed in 1917 and was involved in the Republican Courts guarding prisoners, attacks on R.I.C. barracks and late in 1920 had to go on the run as the Black and Tans were after his brother.  He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was involved in blowing up bridges, blocking road and guarding National Army prisoners. He was captured on the 25th of September and detained for fifteen months being released in December 1923.


Concannon John. Volunteer, Claregalway Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1897 died on the 24th of May 1974, aged about 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Carnmore, Oranmore, Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. On the Wednesday he was involved in an exchange of fire when a large force of R.I.C. arrived where the Volunteers had camped at Carnmore, six car loads of Police arrived and started firing at the Volunteers. He was not arrested after the surrender but had to go on the run for three months as he was being actively sought by the R.I.C. who raided his house on several occasions. He served throughout the War of Independence and on one occasion the Black and Tans raided his house and beat him and his father and stole eggs. He took part in an attack on Loughgeorge Barracks in May 1920 and was also involved in the Republican Courts. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Concannon Michael. Volunteer, Claregalway Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 8th of March 1890 died on the 13th of February 1977, aged about 26 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Carnmore, Oranmore, Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He was described as an Irish speaker with difficulty in speaking English. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested after the surrender. He was involved in an exchange of fire with the R.I.C. on the Wednesday at Carnmore. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence taking part in blocking roads, the attack on Loughgeorge Barracks and Republican Police duties. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Concannon Patrick. Volunteer, Claregalway Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteer. Born in 1895 died on the 24th of March 1934, aged about 21 years old during the Rising. Fought at Carnmore, Oranmore, Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was involved in an exchange of fire with the R.I.C. on the Wednesday at Carnmore. He was arrested after the surrender and deported, he was released from Frongoch about the first week in August 1916. Her re-joined the Company on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Connell John (John O' Connell). Volunteer,   C Company (Clarinbridge Company), 3rd Battalion, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers.  Born on the 14th of June 1894 died on the 6th of December 1976, aged 21 years old during the Rising. Fought at the RIC Barracks Clarinbridge, Oranmore, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark, County Galway. He fought throughout the War of Independence and joined the National Army during the Civil War, army service number 35364.


Conniffe Thomas Pat. Volunteer, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1889 died on the 11th of December 1966, aged about 27 years old during the Rising. Fought at the RIC Barracks Oranmore, Railway Station Oranmore, Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark, County Galway.  Joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested on the 8th of May, he was taken to Dublin and detained in Richmond Barracks and then deported to Barlinnie, Glasgow. He was released from Barlinnie in June 1916. He took part in the War of Independence doing the usual activities. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Connolly John. (Coneely, Conneely). Volunteer, Claregalway Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1889 died on the 9th of June 1968, aged about 27 years old during the Rising. Fought at Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was involved in an exchange of fire with the R.I.C. on the Wednesday morning at Carnmore. He was not arrested after the surrender and spent about three weeks on the run. He re-joined the Company in 1917 and served up to about 1919. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War. On some records his name is recorded as Coneely or Conneely but anywhere he wrote it himself it is Connolly.


Connolly John. Derrydonnell Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1892 died on the 24th of September 1955, aged about 24 years old during the Rising. Fought at Derrydonnell, Athenry, the Agricultural Station in Athenry and at Moyode County Galway. He joined the I.R.B.in 1909 and the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested on the 9th of May and brought to Galway Jail then to Dublin then deported to Barlinnie Prison in Scotland and then to Frongoch then Wormwood Scrubs, he was released from Wormwood Scrubs in August 1916. He re-joined the Company on reorganisation in 1917. He served throughout the War of Independence taking part in movement of arms, blocking roads, the attack on Loughgeorge Barracks, the burning of Moyville Barracks and Castlelambert House. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Connolly John. Volunteer, Castlegar Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 12th of July 1959, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought at Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was involved in an exchange of fire with the R.I.C. at Carnmore Cross on the Wednesday morning. He was arrested on the 9th of May and deported, he was released from Frongoch about the end of December 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and as the owner of one of the few sidecars he was called on for transporting arms and Volunteers around the area. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Connolly Martin. Volunteer, Clarinbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 29th of January 1887 died on the 22nd of January 1977, aged 29 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Clarinbridge R.I.C. Barracks, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode Castle, Craugwell and Rockfield Athenry County Galway. He was involved in an exchange of fire with the R.I.C. in Clarinbridge Barracks on the Tuesday and then was a driver for Liam Mellows in a commandeered car. He joined the Volunteers about a month before the Rising. He was captured in Galway soon after the surrender and detained in Galway Jail for about three months. In 1917 he joined the Ballyhaunis Volunteers, he served up to 1919. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Connolly Patrick. Volunteer, Newcastle Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1889 died on the 24th of January 1978, aged about 27 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry and Moyode, County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested about a week after the surrender and deported, he was released from Frongoch in August 1916. He had no further activity after he returned to Ireland. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Connolly Robert. Volunteer, Newcastle Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Fought at Newcastle, Athenry and the Agricultural Station in Athenry. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested about a week after the surrender and deported, he was released from Frongoch at the beginning of August 1916. He re-joined the Company on reorganisation in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence and was involved in raiding for arms, taking two bicycles from R.I.C. and blocking roads. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was a member of a flying Column under the command of Patrick Dunleavey.


Connolly Terence. Volunteer, Oranmore Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 7th of May 1899 died on the 8th of January 1981, aged 26 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks in Oranmore, the Railway Bridge in Oranmore, the Presentation Convent, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was involved in an exchange of fire with the R.I.C. in Oranmore Barracks and the disarming of an ex-British officer. He was arrested at home on the 3rd of May, he was released from Frongoch about the second week in December 1916. He re-joined the Company sometime in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence taking part in raids for arms. His house was raided in August 1920 and he went on the run up to the time of the Truce. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Connor Joseph. Volunteer, Newcastle Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1892 died on the 24th of November 1971, aged about 24 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry and at Moyode County Galway. He joined the I.R.B. in 1913 and the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested on the 20th of May and after being detained in Galway for one week he was taken to Richmond Barrack in Dublin then deported first to Knutsford then Frongoch, he was released about the first week in August. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917. He served throughout the War of Independence blocking roads and had to go on the run for about three months in 1921. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Connor Mary Kate.  Athenry Branch, Galway Branch, Cumann na mBan. Born on the 10th of May 1896 died on the 1st of January 1962, aged 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Served at Athenry Town Hall, the Agricultural Station in Athenry and at Moyode County Galway. She joined Cumann na mBan in 1915. She was involved in cooking, delivering a revolver and ammunition belonging to Mellows to Moyode, assisted in cooking and also stored a rifle after the surrender. She served throughout the War of Independence and was involved in delivering dispatches, helping men on the run and fundraising. She took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War delivering dispatches and aiding men on the run.


Connors Jack. Volunteer, Clarinbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born 1901 died in December 1966, aged about 16 at the time of the Rising. Fought at The R.I.C. Barracks in Clarinbridge and Oranmore and at the Agricultural Station in Athenry. He was involved in delivering dispatches immediately before the Rising and during the Rising took part in an exchange of fire with the R.I.C. and also took several R.I.C. men prisoner. He was ordered by Liam Mellows to deliver a dispatch from the Agricultural Station in Athenry to Clarenbridge on the Wednesday and ordered not to return due to his young age. He was on the run for about a week after the surrender then arrested and detained for three days, he was released due to his age. 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 was detained from July 1922 to December 1922, after release he aided men on the run and carried dispatches.


Connors William. Volunteer, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 27th of October 1978, aged about 25 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks in Oranmore, Clarinbridge, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested after the surrender and spent about two months on the run. He did not re-join the Volunteers and took no further part, he did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Conway Michael. Cregmore Company, Athenry Battalion, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 23rd of February 1896 died on the 4th of October 1968, aged 20 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising. He served throughout the War of Independence taking part in attacks on Loughgeorge and Bookeen R.I.C. barracks and on unidentified British forces at Kilroe, County Galway. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and took part in fighting against the National Army in counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. In late 1922 he was arrested and interned until December 1923.



Cooley Patrick. Volunteer, Clarinbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1888 died on the 1st of August 1968, aged about 28 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks in Clarinbridge and Oranmore, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was involved in an exchange of fire with the R.I.C. at Clarinbridge and Oranmore Barracks. He was arrested at home on the 2nd of May and deported, he was released from Frongoch in December 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence taking part in raids on the mail, blocking roads and guarding Republican Court prisoners. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Corbett Dominick. Volunteer, Clarinbridge Company, 3rd Battalion, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 24th of May 1895 died on the 28th of March 1962, aged 20 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Clarinbridge R.I.C. Barracks, Kilcornan, Oranmore R.I.C. Barracks, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in Clarinbridge in 1914. He went on the run after the surrender and was arrested on the 18th of May at Killeeneen near his home. He was deported first to Stafford Jail then Frongoch, he was released about the beginning of August 1916. He resumed Volunteers activities after release. He was arrested and imprisoned in Galway Jail for two months in May 1918 for assisting his brother Eamon Corbett to resist arrest by the RIC. He served throughout the War of Independence and took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War, he was involved in fighting up to about September. His two brothers were also involved.


Corbett Eamon. Brigade Adjutant, Clarinbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1890 died on the 21st of August 1945, aged about 26 years old during the Rising. Fought at Clarinbridge and Oranmore R.I.C. Barracks, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising, in September 1916 he went to America where he remained until November 1917, while in San Francisco and the California area he worked for the I.R.B. as well as taking part in efforts to land arms in Ireland. On his return he undertook organisational work in County Galway for the Irish Volunteers. He was imprisoned in Maryboro and Mountjoy Prison from September 1918 to September 1919 having exchanged fire with an RIC party attempting to arrest him in April 1918. On his release he resumed his activities and moved to County Mayo in 1920 where, until the end of the War of Independence in July 1921 he participated in a number of attacks on British forces including one at Ballyvary RIC Barracks in August 1920. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War during which he was imprisoned in Limerick Prison and Newbridge Camp from July 1922. His two brothers were also involved.


Corbett John. Brigade Transport Officer, Clarinbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 9th of January 1950, aged about 23 years old at the time of the Rising. Killeeneen, Clarinbridge including the R.I.C. Barracks, Oranmore, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He went on the run after the surrender but was arrested about ten days later and deported, he was released from Frongoch just before Christmas 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War. He continued to serve up to the 11th of October 1922 when he lost his left arm in an accident on a threshing machine. His two brothers were also involved.


Corbett Joseph. Volunteer, Newcastle Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1897 died on the 26th of January 1982, aged about 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Newcastle, Athenry and Agricultural Station in Athenry. He served on the 25th and 26th and took not further part after, he did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Corcoran Edward. Volunteer, Oranmore Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1896 died on the 4th of February 1967, aged about 20 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Rock Hill and the R.IC. Barracks in Oranmore, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested about a week after the surrender and sentenced to five years Penal Servitude with 2 years remitted. He was released from Pentonville in June 1917. He re-joined the Volunteers on release and served throughout the War of Independence. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Corcoran Patrick. Volunteer, Oranmore Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 20th of December 1899 died on the 24th of June 1986, aged 16 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the RIC Barracks Oranmore, the Railway Station Oranmore, the RIC Barracks Clarinbridge, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark, County Galway. Joined the Volunteers in 1915. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising and went on the run for a period of about six months. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and served through the War of Independence. He took no part in the Civil War.


Corcoran Thomas. Volunteer, Clarinbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1882 died on the 13th of March 1964, aged about 34 years old during the Rising. Fought at Killeeneen, Clarinbridge, Oranmore, Moyode and Limepark County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested the week after the surrender and after being detained in Galway Jail for about a week he was transferred to Richmond Barracks Dublin, he was released from Richmond after about ten days. He served throughout the War of Independence He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Corcoran William. Volunteer, Oranmore Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 3rd of May 1898 died on the 22nd of September 1977, aged 17 years old during the Rising. Fought at the RIC Barracks Oranmore, the RIC Barracks Clarinbridge, the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark, County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested on the Tuesday after the Rising and taken to Dublin where he was sentenced to five years and deported to the UK, he was released from Pentonville in June. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and served through the War of Independence, he took no part in the Civil War.


Corcoran William. Volunteer, Claregalway Company, always Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1889 died on the 5th of June 1959, aged about 27 years old during the Rising. Fought at Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode Castle and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising and spent about two months on the run. He had no further activity with the Volunteers or the I.R.A. and did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.  


Cormican Edward. Volunteer, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 6th of February 1898 died on the 1st of March 1982, aged 18 years old during the Rising. Fought at the RIC Barracks Oranmore, Railway Station Oranmore, the Agricultural Station Athenry and Moyode County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising going on the run for five or six weeks. He did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.


Corket Thady. (Corkett). Volunteer, Claregalway Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 15th of July 1893 died on the 3rd of May 1966, aged 22 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Carnmore, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. On the Wednesday of the Rising he was involved in an exchange of fire with the R.I.C. at Carnmore. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender and was on the run for about three months. He re-joined the Company on reorganisation in 1917. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War. He was a native Irish speaker.


Costello Martin. Company Officer Commanding, Oranmore Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 5th of November 1894 died on the 11th of January 1968, aged 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks in Oranmore, Clarinbridge, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested after the surrender but while on the run he was captured on the 6th of June 1916. He was first taken to Richmond Barracks in Dublin then deported, he was released from Frongoch on the 24th of December 1916. He resumed his Volunteer activities immediately after release and served until August 1920 when he had to cease activities due to ill health. Before he dropped out he took part in reorganising the Company in 1917, raiding for arms and disarming British officers and getting arms and ammunition form British Army camps, he was also involved in attacks on R.I.C. Barracks. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Costello Martin. Volunteer, Derrydonnell Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1892 died on the 15th of May 1971, aged about 24 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry and Moyode, County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested on the 2nd of May and taken first to Galway Jail then Arbour Hill Dublin then deported to Stafford Jail then Frongoch, he was released on the 24th of December 1916. He re-joined the Company on release and served throughout the War of Independence. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Costello Michael. Volunteer, Oranmore Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 30th of June 1893 died on the 22nd of January 1959, aged 22years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Oranmore, Rockhill, the R.I.C. Barracks in Oranmore, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode, Athenry and Limepark, County Galway. He was arrested two months after the Rising and was interned until December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers after release and served throughout the War of Independence during which he blocked roads for the attack on Loughgeorge Barracks and guided those who burned Moyville Barracks to Jim Ruane's house. He took part in a raid for arms in Galway City and disarmed a member of the British forces. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Costello Michael. Volunteer, Derrydonnell Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 16th of October 1971, aged about 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Derrydonnell. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested after the surrender and deported first to Stafford then Frongoch, he was released in August 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers after release and served throughout the War of Independence during which he was involved in raiding for petrol at Athenry Railway Station in June 1920 and was also involved in the burning of vacated R.I.C. Barracks. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War, he was injured by a falling tree while blocking a road in July 1922 and had no further service after his injury.


Costello Patrick. Volunteer, Oranmore Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1889 died on the 28th of August 1956, aged about 27 years old during the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks at Oranmore, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested at home on the Sunday and deported first to Stafford then Frongoch, he was released on the 24th of December 1916. He re-joined on release and fought throughout the War of Independence during which, along with M. Costello and Joseph Burke, he disarmed three British officers near Oranmore, he was also involved in road blocking. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Coyne Michael. Volunteer, Castlegar Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1896 died on the 29th of May 193, aged about 20 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Briar Hill, Carnmore Cross, Oranmore, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914 and was a member of the I.R.B. He was involved in an exchange of fire with the R.I.C. at Oranmore Crossroads on the Wednesday of Easter week. He was arrested at his place of work early in May and after being detained at Richmond Barracks in Dublin he was deported to Lewis Prison, he was released about the end of August 1916. He had no further activity with the Volunteers as he joined a Religious Order after release. In 1922 he was arrested by the black and Tans for providing clothes for Eamonn Corbett who was involved in an attempted escape for custody. He took no part in the Civil War.


Cullinan Patrick. Volunteer, Cussane Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 17th of March 1888 died on the 24th of March 1955, aged 28 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry and at Moyode County Galway. He was no arrested or captured after the surrender. He re-joined his Company when it was reorganised in the summer of 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence during which he took part in an attack on an RIC patrol at Kiltyclogher, County Galway in June 1920, a raid for petrol at Athenry Railway Station, the burning of the Athenry Tennis Club Pavilion as well as blocking roads under arms for attacks on Loughgeorge, Headford, Bookeen and Moyville R.I.C. barracks. He took the Pro-Treaty side in the Civil War joining the National army on the 20th July 1922, he was discharged on the 23rd of December 1922.


Cunniff Thomas. Volunteer, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 17th of December 1973. Fought at Maree, the R.I.C. Barracks in Oranmore, Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He was not arrested or deported after the Rising. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.  


Cunniffe Michael. Volunteer, Athenry Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 22nd of December 1896 died on the 5th of May 1955, aged 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Athenry, Tuam, the Agricultural Station in Athenry and at Moyode County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was arrested on the Sunday morning about 6am at home. He was deported and sent first to Stafford then Wormwood Scrubs then Frongoch, he was released about the end of July 1916. He re-joined the Company when they reorganised and served throughout the War of Independence. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War but did not take part in any fighting.


Curran Francis. Volunteer, Rockfield Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1898 died on the 17th of September 1980, aged about 18 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry, the R.I.C. Barracks in Clarinbridge, Moyode and Limepark County Galway. He was deported first to Wakefield Prison. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He joined the Athenry Company and served throughout the War of Independence. He took the Pro-Treaty side in the Civil War joining the National Army in April 1922, he remained in the Defence Forces until April 1928.


Daly John. Volunteer, Newcastle Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1879 died on the 28th of February 1973, aged about 37 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Newcastle, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender. He had no further service and did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Daly Patrick John. Volunteer, Athenry Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1900 died on the 12th of January 1961, aged about 16 at the time of the Rising. Fought at Attymon, Moyode, the Agricultural Station in Athenry and Limepark County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was deported after the surrender and detained in Glasgow, probable Barlinnie Prison. He was released about July or August 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was involved in fighting with the National Army. He was arrested in October 1922 and interned until December 1923.


Dempsey Patrick. Volunteer, Kilconieron Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 23rd of March 1894 died on the 18th of July 1971, aged 22 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested on the 3rd of May and imprisoned in Perth Prison Scotland, he was released on the 11th of June 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and served throughout the War of Independence. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Deveney John. Volunteer, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1900 died on the 17th of January 1975, aged about 16 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Maree, the R.I.C. Barracks in Oranmore, Athenry and Moyode. During Easter Week he was involved in an attack on RIC Barracks. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising. He continued to serve with the Company and he assisted in the anti-conscription campaign. During the War of Independence he blocked roads, knocked trees and guarded prisoners. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Divilly Thomas. Volunteer, Newcastle Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 6th of May 1961. Fought at Newcastle, the Agricultural Station in Athenry and at Moyode County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender. He remained with the Company when it reorganised and served throughout the War of Independence during which he sheltered men on the run. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Diviney Thomas. Volunteer, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 12th of January 1895 died on the 19th of October 1975, aged 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. Barracks in Oranmore, the Agricultural Station in Athenry and at Moyode County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914, he was a member of the I.R.B having joined in 1912. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender but had to go on the run for some time. He re-joined the Company when it reformed and served throughout the War of Independence during which he was shot and beaten by the Black and Tans when they raided his home on the 9th of October 1920, he received two pellet wounds to the leg and was left for dead, he was two months in hospital after the attack. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Doherty John Christopher. Volunteer, Athenry Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 11th of November 1900 died on the 17th of December 1962, aged 15 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested on Saturday the 29th of April and first detained in Kilmainham then Arbour Hill prisons, he was deported to Woking and released about the middle of June 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers when they reformed early in 1917 and served throughout the War of Independence. He moved to Dublin in January 1923. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Donelan Patrick. Volunteer, Newcastle Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 14th of February 1889 died on the 15th of December 1968, aged 27 years old at the time of the Rising, Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry and at Moyode County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He returned to his home after the surrender and was arrested on the 6th of 7th of May, he was detained at Galway then sent to Richmond Barracks Dublin and deported from there first to Perth Scotland and then sent to Wormwood Scrubs and finally to Frongoch, he was released about the end of July 1916. He re-joined the Company on release and served throughout the War of Independence during which he took part in an ambush of four R.I.C. men at Killyclogher. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Donohue Michael. Volunteer, Kilconieron Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 21st of November 1896 died on the 30th of April 1971, aged 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested at home a few days after the surrender. He was charged and convicted with taking up arms against the King and sentenced to a year in prison. He was deported, spending most of his sentence in Lewes Jail, he was released on the 16th of March 1917. He re-joined the Company after release and served up to the Truce, he did not take part in the Civil War.


Dooley Ellen (Kelly). Athenry Branch, Galway Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born on the 7th of February 1887 died on the 9th of November 1979, aged 19 years old during the Rising. Served at Moyode, Athenry and Clarinbridge, County Galway. Two of her brothers took part in the Rising and all four of her brothers were involved in the Nationalist movement. She was mostly involved in first aid care, assisting with the cooking and food collection at various locations (Clarenbridge, Oranmore, Farmyard, and Moyode).


Doyle Patrick. Volunteer, Esker Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1887 died on the 19th of September 1979, aged about 29 years old during the Rising. Fought at Esker, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Attymon County Galway. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested at his home on the Wednesday after the surrender and deported to Woking, he was released about the end of June 1916. He mobilized with the Esker Company on the Tuesday of the Rising but the Company Captain decided not to fight he went along with Frank Lally to Athenry and they joined the Volunteers there. On the Wednesday of the Rising he was involved with others in an exchange of fire with four R.I.C. men. He served throughout the War of Independence and was involved in raids for arms and an attack on Bookeen Barracks during which the Barracks was set on fire. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was interned in September 1922 when he was captured along with seven other during an exchange of fire with National Army at Derreen. He was released on Christmas Eve 1923.


Duggan Daniel. Volunteer, Claregalway Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1890 died on the 3rd of December 1963, aged about 26 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Carnmore, Oranmore, Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode Castle and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914 and spoke Irish as his first language. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender and was on the run for several months. He served throughout the War of Independence, he ceased activities on the cease fire in July 1921. He did not take part in the Civil War.  


Duggan Henry. Volunteer, Claregalway Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 1st of October 1893 died on the 12th of November 1980, aged 22 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Carnmore, Oranmore, Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was involved in an exchange of fire with the R.I.C. at Carnmore Cross on the Wednesday. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender but was on the run for a period of about nine weeks avoiding arrest. He re-joined the Company on reorganisation and served up to 1919 when his activities ceased. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Duggan John. Volunteer, Claregalway Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1896 died on the 19th of December 1985, aged about 20 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and served up to the cease fire in July 1921. During the War of Independence he took part in attack on Loughgeorge RIC Barracks.


Duggan Thady (Timothy). Volunteer, Claregalway Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 2nd of April 1897 died on the 16th of December 1973, aged 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Carnmore, Oranmore, Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode Castle and Limepark. Joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender and spent about six weeks on the run avoiding arrest. He took no further part in Volunteer activities, he did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Duggan Thomas (Baby). Volunteer, Castlegar Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1899 died on the 12th of February 1925 aged about 17 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Kiltulla, Oranmore, Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He was deported after the surrender and released from Frongoch in December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on release and served throughout the War of Independence. During the War of Independence he served as an IRA Brigade Quartermaster as well as taking part in attacks on British forces in County Galway at Merlin Park, Loughgeorge RIC Barracks, Headford Barracks and Kilroe. He was arrested but released following a hunger strike. During the War of Independence property and possessions of the Duggan family were burned and destroyed by British forces, his brother Martin was also taken as a hostage by British forces. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was involved in a number of IRA attacks on and clashes with the National Army in County Galway including at Coshla, Kiltulla, Bohermore Crossroads and Tuam. Captured in late 1922 he was interned until 1924 during which time he took part in a hunger strike. Previous to his capture he was injured by the accidental explosion of a grenade.


Dunleavy Michael. Volunteer, Athenry Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 29th of April 1967, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought at Athenry, Oranmore, the R.I.C. Barracks in Clarinbridge, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was deported after the surrender and interned in Stafford Jail and Frongoch, he was released on the 7th of August 1916. He resumed Volunteer activities after release and served throughout the War of Independence during which he served as Battalion Chief of Scouts and took part in a number of I.R.A. operations in County Galway including the attacks on RIC Barracks at Loughgeorge and Headford. He took the Pro-Treaty side in the Civil War and joined the National Army in April 1922 and resigned in February 1927 serving at the rank of Captain with the 1st Western Division service number SDR805.


Dunleavy Patrick. Tuam Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1897 died on the 20th of January 1982, aged about 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Tuam County Galway.  He was captured by R.I.C. in the early hours of the morning of Wednesday the 25th of April and interned for ten weeks. During the War of Independence from April 1920 to July 1921 he served as an I.R.A. Brigade and Active Service Unit Officer Commanding. He took part in a number of I.R.A. operations in county Galway including attacks on R.I.C. Barracks at Castlegrove, Castlehackett and Loughgeorge and the destruction of Income Tax papers at Milltown. He was also involved in ambushes of the R.I.C. at Milltown, Moylough and Kilconly. During the Period July 1921 to June 1922 he participated in a number of IRA training camps and remained connected with the anti-Treaty I.R.A. until at least July of 1922. He and his brother Thomas Dunleavy were responsible for and participated in a number of unspecified robberies of banks and post offices near Tuam up to July 1922. He took the Pro-Treaty side and joined the National Army in September 1922. During the Civil War he was captured by Anti-Treaty I.R.A. forces and held prisoner until escaping in September 1922. He continued to serve with the Defence Forces until his demobilisation on the 7th of March 1924. Prior to his demobilisation he had been a member of the I.R.A.O. (Irish Republican Army Organisation), and was "...attempting to form an Association of ex-officers and released Internees ... was consorting with the Irregulars (IRA)..." and that both he and his brother "...were actively engaged with the Officers who brought about the Army crisis known as the Army Mutiny of 1924.  


Fahy Margaret. (Margaret Cloonan). Maree Branch, Galway Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1890 died on the 16th of March 1967, aged about 26 years old at the time of the Rising. She joined Cumann na mBan in 1915. During Easter Week she carried dispatches, tobacco and cigarettes and first aid supplies and also transported ammunition. She was not arrested after the surrender. During the War of Independence she assisted the Volunteers in any way she could. Three of her brothers Thomas, Michael and Patrick Cloonan also fought during the Rising. He brother Patrick was killed by the Black and Tans and her mother’s house burned.



Michael Fleming

Fleming Michael (Senior). He was born of Dublin parents at Lackagh, County Galway where he worked as a stone mason. He served under Captain Mellows at Clarinbridge along with his four sons Patrick, George, Michael (Junior) and Joseph. He was arrested after the Rising and tried by court martial and sentenced to five years penal servitude two years remitted, he served some of his time with his son Michael in Lewes Prison. His prison number, as can be seen on his prison issue forage cap in the above image, was q.214. He was released on the 17th of June 1917. After the release he returned to Galway and re-joined the Volunteers. Between September 1920 and July 1921 he served with an I.R.A. Flying Column and spent over a year on the run. He died from heart failure on the 5th of January 1931


Fleming Michael. (Junior) Clarinbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 20th of April 1946, aged about 21 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Killeeneen RIC Barracks, Clarinbridge RIC Barracks, Oranmore, Moyode and Limepark, County Galway areas. Following the Easter Rising he was interned until 1917. He took part in raids for mail and the anti-conscription campaign. During the War of Independence he blocked roads, cut enemy communications and assisted in preparations for attacks on RIC Barracks. He was arrested and interned in Curragh Camp where he assisted in digging and construction of a tunnel to escape. He assisted in the takeover of Renmore Barracks. During the Civil War Fleming and he was involved in the burning of Renmore Barracks and in an armed attack on National Forces at Kiltulla where he was wounded and brought to a hospital. At the hospital was surrounded by National Forces and he escaped and moved to South Mayo where he served with the local Active Service Unit (Flying Column) until the Cease Fire. His father also took part in the Easter Rising.


Freaney Michael. (Freney) Volunteer, Derrydonnell Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 8th of October 1888 died on the 21st of January 1970, aged 27 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Athenry,  the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode, Oranmore and Limepark. He joined the I.R.B. in 1907 and the Volunteers, Derrydonnell Company, in 1914. He was arrested on the 2nd of May and after being detained in Galway was taken to Arbour Hill Dublin then deported to Stafford Jail then Frongoch, he was released in August 1916. He re-joined the Company and served throughout the War of Independence. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War taking part in the Killeen and Kiltulla ambushes and was imprisoned in Galway Jail for three months.


Freaney Michael T. (Freeney) Derrydonnell Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 14th of March 1897 died on the 17th of February 1970. Fought at Athenry,  the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Derrydonnell. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender and continued to serve throughout the War of Independence during which he blocked roads and was present at the burning of Castlelambert House and was involved in transporting arms. He took part in the burning of Moyvilla Barracks. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was involved in blocking roads and carrying dispatches to Michael Conway. In 1922 he took part in cutting telephone wires for a planned attack in Oranmore when he sustained a head injury and lost sight in his left eye.


Hanley John (Hanly). Volunteer, Castlegar Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 31th of March 1894 died on the 4th of November 1972, aged 22 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He served throughout Easter Week and was involved in the fight with the RIC at Carnmore Cross. He was detained until the August of 1916 and continued service with his Company after release up to February 1920 when he emigrated to the USA.


Hanniffy John J. Volunteer (Captain), Killconceran Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1879 died on the 1st of September 1966, aged about 37 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Limepark and Moyode Castle. He was arrested after the surrender on the 1st of May and sentenced to 12 months hard labour some of which he served in Lewis Jail. He is referred to as Captain in some records but I cannot find when he held this rank. He took the Pro-Treaty side in the Civil War and joined Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces, he was discharged in March 1924.


Hanniffy Michael. Volunteer, Killconceran Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 25th of August 1880 died on the 4th of January 1959, aged 35 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode Castle, The R.I.C. Barracks at Tallyho and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1915. He was arrested on the 3rd of May and interned until the first week in June. He re-joined the Volunteers on release and served to about 1919 when he had to cease activities to look after his father and the farm. He died not take part in the War of Independence. He did not take part in the Civil War. He was a brother of John Hanniffy (see above).


Kearney Thaddeus. (Carney, Timothy). Volunteer, Maree Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 6th of June 1897 died on the 15th of June 1969, aged 18 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Oranmore, Clarinbridge, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Tallyho, Moyode and Limepark. He was arrested after the surrender and held first in Galway Jail then Richmond Barracks in Dublin, he was released in May 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and took the Pro-Treaty side in the Civil War, he joined the National army in February 1922 serving as Brigade Intelligence Officer at the rank of Lieutenant with 2nd Brigade 1st Western Division service number SDR4137 until September 1922 when he left the Army and joined An Gárda Síochána.


King John. Volunteer, Castlegar Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 21st of June 1888 died on the 20th of June 1982, aged 27 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Kiltulla, Carnmore, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested on the 2st of May and deported, he was released about the 1st of August 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


King Patrick. Volunteer, Castlegar Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 7th of March 1895 died on the 6th of March 1984, aged 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Oranmore, Carnmore, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested on the 1st of May and first sent to Arbour Hill Prison in Dublin then deported to Stafford then Frongoch, he was released on the 6th of August 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence spending much of this time on the run. He did not take part in the Civil War.


King Patrick. Volunteer, Castlegar Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1899 died on the 11th of February 1956, aged about 17 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1915. He was arrested on the 9th of May and deported, he was released from Frongoch about the end of August beginning of September 1916. During the War of Independence he served as a Company Captain and participated in an attack on British forces at Merlin Park, Galway and provided the use of his house during an attack on British forces at Kiltulla, County Galway. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War, he was not involved in any fighting but provided food and a safe house for the local Flying Column.


King Peter.  Volunteer, Castlegar Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 29th of June 1970. Fought at Carnmore Cross, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark.


Mahon John. Volunteer, Cussane Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 2nd of June 1897 died on the 17th of June 1961, aged 18 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry and Moyode. He joined the Irish Volunteers Cussane Company in 1914. He was arrested some time after the surrender and interned until June 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and part in the burning of Athenry Tennis Club Pavilion during which he was injured. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Mahon John. Volunteer, Athenry Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1877 died on the 1st of October 1962, aged about 39 years old during the Rising. Fought at Clarinbridge and Oranmore R.I.C. Barracks, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested about a week after the surrender, he was released after a few hours. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


McDermott Frederick. (Fred). Born in Glenarm Avenue, Drumcondra, County Dublin in 1896. He was reared from infancy in Foxford County Mayo and in 1910 at the age 14 he entered Saint Jarlath’s College in Tuam County Galway where he remained for four years. On leaving Saint Jarlath’s he obtained employment with Galway County Council. On hearing rumours of the Rising he headed for Athenry County Galway and when challenged by sentries at the Agricultural Station with who goes there he replied friend, when asked what was his business there he replied to fight for Ireland. He was given a gun and remained with the Rebels encamped in the Agricultural Station for the rest of the week. He managed to avoid arrest after the surrender and returned to Galway. He returned to his job at the County Council and soon after the chief clerk summoned all the clerks and asked anyone who supported the Rising to stand up, several clerks stood and were immediately dismissed from their jobs, the chief clerk offed all the dismissed clerks a reference and suggested they use it to joined the British Army and fight for the freedom of small nations. Fred obtained a pass to leave Galway on which he was described as a man of Sinn Fein opinions, and after a brief stay in Longford he went on to Dublin. After a short time in Dublin he decided to go to America. He made two attempts to get to America and on both occasions his ship was torpedoed, on one occasion he got to see the midnight sun in Iceland. In October 1917 he arrived back in Dublin but the effects of having to brave the ice cold waters of the North Atlantic took their toll and he suffered a severe chill. Although very ill he made his was to Galway to attended de Valera’s great meeting on New Year’s Day 1918. On returning to Dublin he took a turn for the worst and had to be admitted to the Mater Hospital where he died on the 20th of January 1918. He was buried in Glasnevin his funeral being attended by a large number of Volunteers who carried his coffin to his grave.  


McGill William Ewart.  Lieutenant, Dunmore Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1889 died on the 25th of February 1919, aged about 26 years old during the Rising. He was on his way from Tuam to Athenry when he was captured, he was armed at the time of his capture. After the Rising he was deported to the UK and interned in Frongoch being released in December 1916. He died on the 25th of February 1919, his widow made a claim to the Irish Army Pensions Board claiming his death was due to ill-treatment by British forces while in captivity, her claim was rejected on the grounds that the medical evidence showed he died from natural causes.


McNamara Mary. (Mary Rooney). 3rd Battalion, Athenry Branch, South West Division, Cumann na mBan.  Born in 1897 died on the 20th of January 1969, aged about 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Served at the Agricultural Station and Moyode County Galway. She provided first air and did cooking as well as delivering dispatches and acquiring provisions. She was not arrested or detained after the Rising. She served up to the end of the Civil War, during the War of Independence she provided for men on the run, collecting funds and provided food parcels for prisoners.


Mullin Owen. Volunteer, Clarinbridge Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 23rd of June 1892 died on the 11th of August 1970, aged 23 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Clarinbridge R.I.C. Barracks, Oranmore, the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was involved in an exchange of fire with the R.I.C. at Clarinbridge Barracks. He was not arrested after the surrender and spent about a month on the run. He had no further service and did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Mullin Thomas. Volunteer, Derrydonnell Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1875 died in 1965, aged about 41 during the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode, Derrydonnell and Limepark. He was arrested at home on the 8th of May and deported, he was released from Frongoch at the end of July 1916. He had no further service and did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Mullins Gretta. (Walsh, Margaret Mullins) Killeeneen Branch, 1st Western Division, 2nd Galway Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1897, aged about 19 years old during the Rising. Served at Clarinbridge, Oranmore, Agricultural Station, Athenry, Moyode and Limepark, County Galway. Joined Cumann na mBan in 1915. Prior to Easter Week Liam Mellows stayed at her house and she carried two despatches for him to Galway and to Ballinasloe. She was mobilised on Easter Sunday and many volunteers stayed at her house. She followed them on Easter Tuesday to Clarinbridge and to Oranmore and was present when the barracks were attacked. She then accompanied them to Athenry (Farmyard) where she did catering for them. She went home on the Saturday.


Murphy Michael. Volunteer,  Athenry Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1898 died on the 6th of May 1931, aged about 18 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He was arrested about five weeks after the surrender and detained for about three weeks. He served throughout the War of Independence he took the Pro-Treaty side and joined Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces at Craughwell in March 1922 and was discharged time expired on the 23rd of March 1924.


Nolan Bartley. Volunteer, Castlegar Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers.  Born in 1896 died on the 29th of August 1956, aged about 20 years old during the Rising. Fought at Carnmore Cross, Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark County Galway.  He went on the run after the Rising and was captured on the 9th of May, he was deported and detained in the UK being released from Frongoch at the beginning of August 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and took part in the War of Independence, he was detained for four weeks around October 1920. He took no part in the Civil War.


Roche Julia. Killeeneen Branch, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1888 died on the 16th of August 1958, aged about 28 years old during the Rising. Served at Clarinbridge and Moyode County Galway. She joined Cumann na mBan in October 1915. During the Rising she helped with cooking and collecting food. After the Rising she collected funds for the prisoners and took part in routine activities of the branch in 1917. She took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War taking care of men on the run during the Civil War.


Ruane Martin. Volunteer, Derrydonnell Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 21st of October 1891 died on the 6th of March 1952, aged 24 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He went on the run after the surrender but was arrested after about ten days. He was deported and detained in Wandsworth, Wormwood Scrubs and Frongoch, he was released about the end of July 1916. He re-joined the Company on release and served throughout the War of Independence during which he took part in a number of I.R.A. operations including the burning of R.I.C. Barracks at Moyville, the burning of Castlelambert House, the wounding and capturing of a British military despatch rider and his despatches sometime in 1921, a raid on the Agricultural station at Athenry and subsequent gun-battle with members of the RIC in 1921 and the burning of the Athenry Tennis Club Pavilion in June 1921. He was appointed Commanding Officer of Derrydonnell following the death of William Freaney during the attack on the Athenry Tennis Club. Martin He was captured and badly beaten by the Black and Tans and R.I.C. in February 1921. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War during which he took part in I.R.A. operations in County Galway including attacks on National Army forces at Cashla at a funeral and Derrydonnell, blocking roads and capturing arms and supplies.


Ruane Michael. Volunteer, Oranmore Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1883 died on the 8th of May 1945, aged about 33 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the R.I.C. barracks in Oranmore, The Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He went on the run after the surrender and was arrested about the 11th of May and deported, he was released from Frongoch on the 23rd of December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on release and served throughout the War of Independence.  He did not take part in the Civil War.


Ruane Thomas. Lieutenant, Claregalway Company, Galway Brigade. Born in 1891 died on the 31st of August 1937, aged about 35 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Carnmore, Carnmore Cross. The Agricultural Station in Athenry, Moyode and Limepark. He had been a member of the I.R.B. since 1908. He was arrested after the surrender and sent to Richmond Barracks in Dublin then to Kilmainham, while in Kilmainham he was taken ill and transferred to King George’s Hospital for two weeks then deported to Wormwood Scrubs, he was released about the beginning of August 1916. After release he assisted in reorganising the Company. He served as a Company Lieutenant with the Irish Volunteers and as a Brigade Vice Officer Commanding with the I.R.A. and also as a Judge and later as President in the South Galway District Republican courts. During the War of Independence he was involved in the attack on the Lough George and Headford R.I.C. Barracks and had his home and farm burned by British forces in November 1920, he and others fired on the British forces involved after coming on the scene when the property was already on fire. He did not take part in the Civil War due to ill health.


Treacy Michael. Volunteer, Athenry Company, Galway Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1883 died on the 4th of October 1967, aged about 33 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Agricultural Station Athenry, Moyode and Limepark County Galway.  He was arrested after the Rising and deported being released in December 1916. He fought during the War of Independence and participated in raids for supplies at Athenry Railway Station in 1920 and blocked roads during attacks on RIC barracks at Moyvilla and Bookeen. He served with the National Army during the Civil War in 1922 and 1923 in counties Galway and Cork. He left the Defence Forces in March 1924 having served at the rank of Private, Army Service Number 35156.