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Arnold James. Volunteer, D Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 11th of February 1882 died on the 18th of March 1963, aged 34 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the South Dublin Union James’s Street Dublin.  He joined the Volunteers at their inception in 1913. He was deported after the surrender and after spending time in Wakefield he was sent to Frongoch, he was released at the end of July 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917 and although he remained a member of the Volunteers he was excused duty due to his wife being ill and he had to look after his family. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Blinco Alfred. Volunteer, C Company, 4th battalion, Dublin brigade, Irish Volunteers.  Born in 1894 died on the 10th of April 1924, aged about 22 years old at the time of the Rising. He arrived at the South Dublin Union on Monday the 24th but as a result of a fall he received a serious injury to the stomach lower abdomen and was sent home by the officer in charge Eamonn Ceannt. At the time of the Rising he was employed at Waytes Brothers on Lemon Street off Grafton Street. On the Easter Friday he was one of several Volunteers under Captain Thomas MacCarthy who took Liam Mellows who was dressed as a clergyman to Athenry in Galway by motorcycle side car. Blinco returned to Dublin on the Saturday night. We could find no record of his service during the War of Independence. He joined Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces in November 1922 and was discharged on the 2nd of January 1924. He died in Saint Vincent’s Hospital Dublin on the 10th of April from Tubercular Pearlites of the stomach. His death was not attributed to the wounds he received during Easter Week.


Boylan Thomas J. Volunteer, B Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 14th of May 1981, aged about 25 years old during the Rising. Fought at the South Dublin Union James’s Street Dublin. He was deported after the surrender and served time in Knutsford Prison and then Frongoch, he was released at the end of July 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation but did not take an active part in the War of Independence due to illness. He joined the National Army June 1922 and served until the 26th of October 1923 at the rank of Captain with the Dublin Brigade, army number SD100.


Brady Michael. Volunteer, B Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1869 died on the 6th of February 1952, aged about 47 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the South Dublin Union James's Street. He was at the South Dublin Union from Monday morning until Monday evening when he got what he describes and an attack of Haemorrhage and was removed to the Meath Hospital, he had no further fighting. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender. He remained with his Company and served up to 1921. He was arrested on the Wednesday after Bloody Sunday and detained at Arbour Hill and then Ballykinlar, he was released on the 30th of September 1921, he took no further part after his release. He did not take part in the War of Independence.


Brugha Cathal Vice-Commandant 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers , Charles William St. John Burgess 18 July 1874 – 7 July 1922 died in the Four Courts while fighting on the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War. Was severely wounded in the Rising when wounded by a hand-grenade and several bullet wounds, he survived his wounds which left him with a permanent limp.


Burke William Francis. (Frank). Section Commander, C Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1897 died on the 25th of April 1916. Aged about 19 years old at the time of the Rising. He was Killed in Action at the South Dublin Union.


Burke James Joseph. A Company 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers. Joined the Irish Volunteers at the inaugural meeting at the Rotunda in 1913. In 1906 at the age of 16 he contributed his first article to Sinn Fein and went on to edit the papers ‘Nationality’ and ‘Young Ireland’ when Arthur Griffith was in prison in 1918 and 1919. He joined the I.R.B. in 1914. Early in 1915 he was dismissed from his employment to join the British Army but immediately reported to Volunteers headquarters where he was appointed Quartermaster of three Volunteer training camp, Wicklow Camp, Galtee Camp and Western Camp in Athenry. He took part in the Howth Gun Running receiving a serious bayonet wound to the chest, just below the heart.

On Easter Monday he received his mobilisations orders and eventually, with two other Volunteers, James and Paddy Morrissey, they managed to enter the South Dublin Union which had already been occupied by the Volunteers. With a small group of Volunteers he occupied a small hut at the back of the Union and at about 12 noon a large body of British troops approached coming down Mountshannon road, fire was opened on the troops and they retreated in all directions. Because the group of Volunteers were in a disadvantageous position they sent Paddy Morrissey back to the main body of the Volunteers orders as to what to do. No sooner had Paddy left when they heard a volley of shots and Paddy crawled back injured, the group of Volunteers were surrounded. The small group moved to the back of the building and attempted to barricade the windows, it was during this operation that Volunteer John Traynor was shot dead, heavy fire was opened by the British troops on the hut and soon after there was a cry of ‘put your hands up’ and before the Volunteers could react the troops had entered the hut. The group of Volunteers were taken prisoner and their fight was over. Of the six Volunteers taken prisoner in the hut five were sentenced to death and one, the wounded Paddy Morrissey, managed to escape. Paddy Morrissey was taken to hospital and the other five taken to Kilmainham Police station where they were held for a few hours, occasionally being questioned by D.M.P. “G” men and Military Intelligence officers. That evening they were taken to Richmond Barracks where they remained until the Saturday. On the Saturday they were brought to Kilmainham Jail where they were attacked by soldiers of the Dublin Fusiliers who beat them and stabbed them with bayonets, with clothing ripped and saturated with blood they were put in the condemned cells where the miss-treatment continued. He was court martialled and on the 7th of May told he had been sentenced to death, the sentence was commuted to 3 years penal servitude.


Byrne Charles. (Ó Broin, Cathal). C Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1886 died on the 25th of January 1939, aged about 30 years old during the Rising. Fought in the South Dublin Union. Detained until August 1916 after the Rising. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Byrne Joseph. Volunteer, C Company, Dublin brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 11th of February 1895 died on the 25th of March 1974, aged 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in the South Dublin Union. He joined the Volunteers at their inception in 1913. He was deported after the surrender and released in August 1916. He took part in a number of operations and attacks against British forces including on the Crumlin Road and at St. Catherine's Church in 1920, the guarding of British soldiers captured during the operation to rescue Francis Teeling from Kilmainham Jail in 1921 and the killing of two captured Auxiliaries in Crane Street, Dublin in early 1921. During this period he was also responsible for the building and maintaining of an arms dump. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and took part in fighting against National Army force in Dublin. He was captured in July 1922 and interned until March 1924.


Byrne Joseph P.


Byrne Liam


Carroll Bartholomew Leo. Volunteer, C Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1888 died on the 31st of July 1960, aged about 28 years old during the Rising. Fought at South Dublin Union James's Street. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was deported after the surrender first to Knutsford then Frongoch, he was released at the end of July 1916. Although he re-joined the Company after release he did not take an active part due to work commitments as a plumber with Dockrell's of Dublin;. He was arrested in December 1920 and interned until the 8th of December 1921. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Carroll James. Volunteer, B Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1879 died on the 3th of January 1938, aged about 37 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the South Dublin Union. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Ceannt Éamonn (Edward Thomas Kent) Commandant 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers. Born 21st of September 1881 executed for his part in the Rising on the 8th of May 1916. A native of Ballymoe County Galway. He was the son of a Royal Irish Constabulary officer and was educated in Dublin’s North Richmond Street Christian Brothers School.


Coady William. C Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1892 died on the 3rd of August 1966, aged about 24 years old during the Rising. Fought in the South Dublin Union and James’s Street areas. He took part in the Howth Gun-Running in 1914 and was detained in Knutsford after the Rising.


Condron William. Volunteer, C Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 23th of June 1937, aged about 21 years old during the Rising. Fought at Emerald Square in Dolphins Barn and South Dublin Union on James's Street. He was a Silk Weaver by trade at the time of the Rising. He was part of an out-post which was captured on the first day of the Rising. He was detained at the Guardroom in Richmond Barracks where they remained until the Friday, he was then deported first to Wakefield then Frongoch he was released in the first week in August 1916. He had no further service after Easter Week. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Cosgrave W.T. William Thomas (Liam). Lieutenant B Company 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers. Born In 1880 James’s Street Dublin, educated by the Christian Brothers at Malahide School Marion, Dublin. Died 16th of November 1965. Famous Irish politician, google him for lots more information.


Coughlan James John. C Company, 4th battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 28th of February 1897 died on the 1st of July 1974, aged 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the South Dublin Union on James's Street. He was arrested on the 29th of April at the surrender and deported to Knutsford Jail and then Frongoch, he was released on the 15th of July 1916. He joined the Volunteers in 1915. He served throughout the War of Independence serving as Company Officer Commanding I.R.A. as well as being involved in the manufacture of munitions in the Munitions Department General Headquarters. He took the Pro-Treaty side in the Civil War joining the National Army, he left the National Army on the 14th of July 1924 at the rank of Commandant, army service number SDR504.


Cullen Thomas.  Second Lieutenant, B Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 16th of January 1879 died on the 14th of March 1940, aged 37 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Rialto Entrance to the South Dublin Union on James's Street. He was capture by British Forces on the Monday the 24th of April. He was deported, he was released from Frongoch about the end of July 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and was involved in storing and repairing arms. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Curran William. Volunteer, C Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 15th of June 1879 died on the 6th of May 1942, aged 36 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the South Dublin Union on James's Street. He joined the Volunteers at their inception in 1913. He was deported after the surrender and detained first in Knutsford Jail then Frongoch, he was released about the end of August 1916. After release he made several attempts with other to reorganise the Company which eventually restarted about December 1916. He became Musketry Instructor with the Company and the Battalion on reorganisation. He served throughout the War of Independence and Musketry Instructor and raiding for arms and taking part in ambushes of Crown Forces. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Doherty John Joseph. Volunteer (Musketry Instructor). D Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 12th of November 1878 died on the 8th of May 1937, aged 37 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the South Dublin Union, James's Street. After the surrender he was convicted by Court martial and sentenced to death, commuted by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief to 10 years penal servitude. He was released about the middle of July 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Donelan Brendan, Killed in Action.


Doolan Joseph. Volunteer (Red Cross, First Aid), A Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 14th of March 1883 died on the 25th of December 1974, aged 33 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the South Dublin Union on James's Street. He was deported after the surrender and was detained in Knutsford, Wormwood Scrubs and Frongoch, release date not recorded. He re-joined the Company on release and served up to 1920 when he joined the Citizen Army. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and remained with the Citizen Army up to the end of the Civil War.


Downey John. Volunteer, B Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1884 died on the 11th of December 1941, aged about 32 years old at the time of the Rising. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was captured on the Monday when a small hut he was occupying with five others was taken by British Troops. He was convicted by Court Martial on the 8th of May and sentenced to death, commuted by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief to 3 years penal servitude. He was deported first to Portland and the Lewes Jail, prison number q166, he was released on the 6th of June 1917. He re-joined the Company on release but was unable to continue to serve due to ill health. He joined the National Army on the 23rd of April 1923 at Brunswick Street, Dublin, army service number 25563 and left on the 17th of May 1923 at the rank of Second Lieutenant.


Doyle Gerald. Volunteer, B Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 17th of September 1896 died on the 11th May 1979, aged 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the South Dublin Union, James's Street. He joined the Volunteers in 1915. Convicted by Court Martial on the 8th of May and sentenced to death, commuted by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief to 3 years penal servitude. He was deported and detained in Lewis Prison and Portland from where he was released in June 1917. He was occupying a hut at the back of the Union and forces to surrender on Easter Monday when the hut was captured by British Troops. After release he joined F Company in Inchicore. He served throughout the War of Independence and took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.



Doyle Peadar Seán (Peter Doyle). Quartermaster, F Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 11th of August 1876 died on the 4th of August 1956, aged 39 years old during the Rising. Fought in the South Dublin Union James’s Street. A Native of Inchicore he was an engine fitter by trade and a charge hand at the Inchicore Works where he was prominent in all organisations working to further worker’s rights. He joined the Volunteers at their inception at Earlsfort Terrace in 1913. After the surrender he was sentenced to ten years Penal Servitude, Prisoner Number q145, he was released in the general release in June 1917. After release he went to Wexford where he assisted in reorganising the Volunteers. He served on Dublin Corporation in 1918. He did not take part in the Civil War.  


Evans Robert. Volunteer. A Company, 4th battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 aged about 25 years old during the Rising. Fought at the South Dublin Union. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was wounded by a grenade on the Thursday evening and taken to hospital where he remained for about a week he was then taken to Richmond Barracks where he remained for about a week before being deported to Wandsworth. He was detained at Wandsworth until June 1916. He remained active with the Volunteers until March 1919 when he was forced to retire from active service due to ill health.


Farrell Michael. Volunteer, C Company, 4th battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 6th of February 1883 died on the 8th of January 1958, aged 33 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the South Dublin Union on James's Street. He was deported after the surrender and released about the end of August 1916. He re-joined his Company on reorganisation and served throughout the War of Independence. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Ffrench Mullen Douglas. Captain, “D” Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1892, aged about 24 years old during the Rising. Fought in the South Dublin Union, James's Street.  He joined the Irish Volunteers in 1913 and became Captain after the split in 1914. He was wounded receiving a bullet wound to the leg during the fighting and after the surrender he was taken to Ship Street Barracks where he was held for 24 hours, he was then taken to Richmond Barracks where he was held for a month receiving treatment. He was deported and held first in Woking Barracks and then Frongoch. He was released sometime around the end of August of the middle of September. He re-joined the Volunteers on his return to Ireland assisting in reorganising the 4th Battalion. He remained with the Volunteers up to about 1917 or early 1918 and then took no further part in activities.


Foran James. A Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 2nd of August 1870 died on the 27th of December 1961, aged 45 years old during the Rising. Fought in the South Dublin Union, James's Street area. Employed as Building Contractor. He was an ex-British Army soldier. Interned until August 1916. From 1917 to late 1920 he served as a Lieutenant with the Irish Volunteers IRA Dublin Brigade 4th Battalion Engineers Company. Following a period of imprisonment during late 1920 and early 1921, He moved into munitions work with the IRA building and maintaining furnaces at a munitions factory in Crown Alley. He continued at this work until March 1922 and had no Civil War service.


Gibson Edward. C Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 3rd of March 1955, aged about 21 years old during the Rising. He was posted to an out-post building and was captured sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday, British Troops broke into the building he was occupying with five other Volunteers, in the ensuing fight he was struck on the head with the butt of a rifle. He was taken to Richmond Barracks. He was interned in Frongoch being released around the end of July. He names the other five men in the out-post with him as Daniel Mahon, W Condron, M Sweeney, S O'Brien, M Gibson. He took not part in the War of Independence or Civil War due to ill health.


Gibson Michael. C Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1871 died in Harolds Cross Hospice, Dublin on the 24th of February 1937, aged about 45 years old during the Rising. Fought in the South Dublin Union, James's Street. On Easter Monday he was wounded and taken to the Military Hospital where he was arrested. Following the Easter Rising he was interned until December 1916. He re-joined the Irish Volunteers upon release and took part in the usual activities. Enlisted in the National Army on 13 March 1922 at Portobello Barracks. Was discharged from the Defence Forces as time expired on the 28th of April 1924 at the rank of Private.


Glynn James. B Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 25th of January 1893 died on the 3rd of April 1964, aged 23 years old at the time of the Rising. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. Fought in the South Dublin Union, James's Street, Roe's Distillery, Mount Brown in Dunlop's Laundry. He received a bullet wound to the hand during the Rising. He was interned until August 1916 from Frongoch, he contracted tuberculosis during his internment. He re-joined the Volunteers on release and took part in the usual activities. He joined the National Forces on 6 April 1922 and was discharged on 28 January 1924 as medically unfit at the rank of Sergeant.


George Irvine

Irvine George. Captain B Company 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers. Part of a small group of Volunteers who occupied a small outbuilding at the back of the South Dublin Union on Easter Monday. This small group opened fire on a large body of British troops coming down Mountshannon road, the troops initially retreated but then regrouped and attacked the hut. The hut was soon taken by the British troops and the six Volunteers in it arrested. The injured Patrick Morrissey was removed to hospital and the other Volunteers including Irvine were first taken to Kilmainham Police station where they were held for a few hours, occasionally being questioned by D.M.P. “G” men and Military Intelligence officers. That evening they were taken to Richmond Barracks where they remained until the Saturday. On the Saturday they were brought to Kilmainham Jail where they were attacked by soldiers of the Dublin Fusiliers who beat them and stabbed them with bayonets, with clothing ripped and saturated with blood they were put in the condemned cells where the miss-treatment continued. He was sentenced to death the sentence then being commuted to 10 years Penal Servitude.


Joyce John Vincent. Lieutenant/Section Commander, “C” Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 13th of March 1964, aged about 21 during the Rising. Was a medical student at the time of the Rising. John Vincent Joyce served as a Company Officer Commanding with the Irish Volunteers and IRA until his arrest and internment in January 1921. He also assisted Richard Mulcahy in organisation work in Tyrone and in setting up of University College Irish Volunteer Company in 1918. He served as officer in charge of Interior Guard first meeting of Dáil Eireann in 1919, took part in abortive raid on Custom House, Dublin in 1920, acted on IRA court-martial in Clinton case in August 1920 and served on the staff of the Director of Organisation in October 1920. He mobilised for action on 21 November 1920 Bloody Sunday but that the particular action cancelled. Joined the National Army in January 1922 and served throughout the subsequent Civil War.



Keegan Edward Laurence. Volunteer C Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1879 died on the 20th of September 1938, aged about 37 years old during the Rising. Fought at the South Dublin Union. He was wounded on the first day of the Rising receiving a wound to the right lung and was hospitalised in the South Dublin Union. He remained in hospital for the rest of Easter Week and up until the 25th of August 1916. He was not arrested but was visited every day to ensure he remained in the hospital he was not arrested or detained after his release from hospital. He joined the Volunteers at their inception at the Rotunda. He did not take any further part in the Volunteers due to his wounds.  


Joseph Kelly on his wedding day, 31/12/32 to Elizabeth

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Kelly Joseph Francis. (Frank) D Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 9th of September 1971, aged about 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the  South Dublin Union on James's Street. He joined the Volunteers in February 1915. He arrived at the South Dublin Union about noon on Easter Monday and was stationed by Captain French-Mullen at an outpost on his own and was told to retreat to the Old Man’s House (part of the South Dublin Union) should anything happen, his position was attacked and after dark he retreated as instructed only to find the Old Man’s House was occupied by the British and he was captured. The next day he was taken to Richmond Barracks, he was deported after the surrender and released from Frongoch about September 1916. He re-joined the Company when it reformed early in 1917 and served up to about October 1919 when he went to sea. He did not take part in the Civil War.  


Kenny James. Lieutenant 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers.


Kerr  Michael. “B” Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Brno 1887 died on the 18th of June 1959, aged about 29 years old during the Rising. Fought in the South Dublin Union and James’s Street areas. He left his sister’s wedding breakfast to go to the Scout Dublin Union to take part in the fighting.  He was captured after the Rising and interned until August 1916, he re-joined the Volunteers on his release.  In 1920 he was appointed to the rank of Second Lieutenant and in March 1922 he held the rank of Captain. During the War of Independence he provided training in the use of explosives and took part in the destruction of Crumlin Barracks. He was mobilised for a later aborted attack on Tallaght Barracks. In  September 1920 he was ambushed by British forces at Kilmashogue and he prepared land mines for upcoming attacks. He was involved in an armed exchange with an individual named Igoe at Dolphin's Barn and that the two individuals accompanying him were killed. In the Truce Period (12 July 1921 - 30 June 1922) he attended Pine Forest training camp. He took part in a raid on Belfast whiskey in the Customs House. He assisted in fortifying the Four Courts. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was sent to Heytesbury Street to fill bombs and later to the Moran garrison. He took part in derailing a steam tram at Templeogue. During an attack on Wellington Barracks in November 1922 he was arrested and interned for eleven months.



MacCarthy Dan. Posted to Number 2 Hospital he was seriously wounded when British forces attacked the Union.


McDowell William, Killed in Action.


McGlynn Sean. Staff Officer 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers.


McKenna John. Volunteer, C Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1892 died on the 22nd of November 1960, aged about 24 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the South Dublin Union on James's Street. He joined the Irish Volunteers on January 1914 and remained a member up to February 1917 when he joined the Irish Citizen Army. He was deported after the surrender first to Barlinnie in Glasgow then to Knutsford and Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch in August 1916. He was involved in the defence of Liberty Hall on Armistice Day 1918. He was involved in obtaining arms and intelligence work for the Citizen Army during the War of Independence, he did not take part in the Civil War.


McMahon Daniel J.


Maguire James


Mervyn Michael. “B” Company 4th battalion Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers. Electrician. Convicted by Court martial and sentenced to death, commuted by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief to 10 years penal servitude.


Moloney Patrick


Morrissey James (Jimmy, brother of Patrick Morrissey below). Part of a small group of Volunteers who occupied a small outbuilding at the back of the South Dublin Union on Easter Monday. This small group opened fire on a large body of British troops coming down Mountshannon road, the troops initially retreated but then regrouped and attacked the hut. The hut was soon taken by the British troops and the six Volunteers in it arrested. The injured Patrick Morrissey was removed to hospital and the other Volunteers including Jimmy Morrissey were first taken to Kilmainham Police station where they were held for a few hours, occasionally being questioned by D.M.P. “G” men and Military Intelligence officers. That evening they were taken to Richmond Barracks where they remained until the Saturday. On the Saturday they were brought to Kilmainham Jail where they were attacked by soldiers of the Dublin Fusiliers who beat them and stabbed them with bayonets, with clothing ripped and saturated with blood they were put in the condemned cells where the miss-treatment continued. He was sentenced to death the sentence then being commuted to 3 years Penal Servitude.


Morrissey Patrick S. (Brother of James Morrissey above) Part of a small group of Volunteers who occupied a small outbuilding at the back of the South Dublin Union on Easter Monday. This small group opened fire on a large body of British troops coming down Mountshannon road, the troops initially retreated but then regrouped and attacked the hut. Patrick Morrissey was sent to the main group of Volunteers occupying the South Dublin Union to get orders as to what they should do. No sooner had Morrissey left the hut he returned having been shot in the leg. The hut was soon taken by the British troops and the six Volunteers in it arrested. Morrissey was taken to hospital, his leg badly shattered by the bullet, he escaped from the hospital a few days later in a milk cart, he was never formally arrested by the British.


Murphy John


O’Brien Denis


O’Brien Liam. 2nd Lieutenant “D” Company Irish Volunteers.


O’Brien Stephen L.


O'Brien T. D. Staff Officer 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers.


O’Corrigan William (Corrigan). 2nd Lieutenant B Company 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers. Born in 1888 died on the 5th of October 1962, aged about 28 years old during the Rising. Part of a small group of Volunteers who occupied a small outbuilding at the back of the South Dublin Union on Easter Monday. This small group opened fire on a large body of British troops coming down Mountshannon road, the troops initially retreated but then regrouped and attacked the hut. The hut was soon taken by the British troops and the six Volunteers in it arrested. While attempting to barricade the hut the Volunteers smashed several windows, while the windows were being smashed O’Corrigan received a severe cut to the eye. The injured Patrick Morrissey was removed to hospital and the other Volunteers including O’Corrigan were first taken to Kilmainham Police station where they were held for a few hours, occasionally being questioned by D.M.P. “G” men and Military Intelligence officers. That evening they were taken to Richmond Barracks where they remained until the Saturday. On the Saturday they were brought to Kilmainham Jail where they were attacked by soldiers of the Dublin Fusiliers who beat them and stabbed them with bayonets, with clothing ripped and saturated with blood they were put in the condemned cells where the miss-treatment continued. Convicted by Court Martial on the 8th of May and sentenced to death, commuted by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief to 5 years penal servitude. He joined the Volunteers in 1913 and was involved in the Howth gun-running. He was deported first to Lewes Prison then to Pentonville, he was released on the 19th of June 1917. He remained a member of the Volunteers up to 1918 when he dropped out to concentrate on political work.


O’Loughlin Patrick


O'Flaithbheartaigh Liam


O'Flaithbheartaigh Seamus


O’Reilly Patrick “C” Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 12th of January 1976. He was a silk weaver by trade. He acted as a dispatch for Eamon Ceannt and fought in the South Dublin Union, James’s Street Area. He was interned after the Rising until July 1916. He took the Anti-Treaty side during the Civil War and was in the Four Courts in June and July of 1922, he was evacuated from the Four Courts to the Mater Hospital suffering shell shock.



O’Reilly Richard, Killed in Action.


O’Shaughnessy Sean


O'Shaughnessy Theobald (Theobald Ó Seachnasaigh). “C” Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1898 died on the 3rd of August 1976, aged about 18 years old at the time of the Rising. Theobald O'Shaughnessy was deaf and as a result served alongside his brother Sean who would interpret for him. He was a member of Fianna Eireann transferring to the Volunteers March 1916. After the surrender he was detained in Wellington Barracks from the 1st to the 16th of May. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation During the War of Independence O'Shaughnessy he stored and cleaned arms, guarded Michael Collins on occasion at 9 Haddon Road, Clontarf. He took part in an attack on British forces at the Half-Way-House. During the Civil War he and Patrick Rigney were involved in moving arms and ammunition for the Anti-Treaty side and he was involved in the fighting in O’Connell Street at the outbreak of the Civil War. After his Brother and Sister were arrested by the National Army in August he moved to Killiney County Dublin and took no further part in the Civil War.



Owens Sean (John). Killed in Action.


Quinn James, Killed in Action.


Rigney Patrick Joseph. (Paddy). B Sluagh, Fianna Eireann. Born in 1900 Died on the 3rd of March 1990, aged about 16 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the South Dublin Union on James’s Street, Jameson Distillery on Marrowbone Lane, Dolphin’s Barn and Cork Street. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender and transferred to the 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade in February 1917. During the Rising he carried a number of dispatches to Eamon Ceannt and O'Flathery and also to Jameson Distillery. He served throughout the War of Independence and was involved in election work and raids for arms including a raid at Cobs Lodge. In November or December 1920 he was appointed to NCO and that he took part in armed patrols. He was appointed Staff Captain by Joseph Griffen. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War, he was captured in November 1922 and interned until December 1923.


Russell James


Sears David


Sweeney Michael. Captured and held in Richmond Barracks on the Easter Monday, he was 16 years old,  he fought throughout the War of Independence and was killed early in the Civil War.


Tracey Sean


Traynor Sean (John), Killed in Action.


Ward Peter. Volunteer, C Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 8th of August 1974. Fought at the South Dublin Union James’s Street. He joined the Volunteers at their inception at the Rotunda Rink in November 1913 and took part in the Howth Gun-Running in 1914. He served throughout the War of Independence and took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War. He was wounded during Rising and transferred to Dublin Castle hospital, then to internment at Frongoch until about September 1916. He was interned during the Civil War being released from the National Army internment at Tintown camp, Curragh, County Kildare in November 1923.


Whelan Richard. “B” Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 7th of December 1895 died on the 9th of May 1955, aged 20 years old during the Rising. He worked as a clerk for the Great Southern Railways at the time of the Rising. He also fought during the War of Independence was imprisoned on several occasions.