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Reilly’s Fort was an abandoned shop on the corner of North King Street and Church Street. Windows were removed from the shop and it was fortified using anything the Volunteers could find. An old shop sign with the name Reilly hung over the door and the building became known as ‘Reilly’s Fort.’ Reilly’s Fort was a major part of the Volunteer’s defences and was manned by Volunteers from the Four Court Garrison. The ‘Fort’ was a major defence against British Troops coming from Royal and Marlborough barracks and from military posts at Broadstone Railway Station and the North Dublin Union.

Allen Mary (nee Devereux). Irish Citizen Army. Born on the 10th of May 1899 died on the 24th of January 1945, aged 16 years old at the time of the Rising. Served at the Royal College of Surgeons and Saint Stephen’s Green. She joined the Citizen Army in 1913. She was sent home on the Wednesday night due to her age. From Monday to Wednesday she was involved in cooking and first aid. She was in Liberty Hall when it was raided on Armistice Night 1918 when it was attacked by Crown Forces. She remained active with the Citizen Army up to the end of the War of Independence. She took no part in the Civil War.


Allen Thomas, Killed in Action.


Archer Liam Aloysius. Joined the Irish Volunteers at their formation in 1913. He was wounded while serving in the Four Courts during the Rising. He escaped capture after the Rising returning to his work as a post office clerk. He served during the War of Independence as Company Commander 1st Battalion Dublin Brigade and as Brigade Signals Officer later Commanding Officer 5th Engineering Battalion Dublin Brigade. He was also closely associated with the Intelligence Department and Michael Collins. He took the Pro-Treaty side in the Civil War and was a senior officer from the inception of the National Army, he served with the Signal Corps until 1931, he served as officer commanding Eastern Command and was also played a major role in organising the first Volunteer Reserve and Officer Training Corps. In 1932 he became Chief Staff Officer Military Intelligence and the following year was appointed Director of Intelligence a post which he held until June 1941 then serving as Assistant Chief of Staff until February 1949 when he succeeded Lieutenant General Daniel McKenna as Chief of Staff. He was the first serving officer of the Defence Forces to receive the 1916 medal from de Valera in 1941. He died aged 77 in July 1969. He was born in Dublin in 1891.


Ashton William Francis. Volunteer, D Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1900 died on the 14th of January 1975, aged about 16 at the time of the Rising. Fought at North King Street, Church Street and the Four Courts. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender. He served throughout the War of Independence during which he took part in raids for arms at King's Inn and King's Bridge in May and June 1920 as well as an attack on an armoured car in Phibsborough in October 1920. He was arrested in December 1920 and held at Ballykinlar Camp until December 1921. He joined the National Army in March 1922 and served throughout the Civil War in Dublin, Wexford and Cork. His services with the Defence Forces were dispensed with on the 23rd of April 1924 following his arrest on the 18th of April 1924 due to suspicion that he was engaged in an Anti-Treaty I.R.A. plan to establish a mutinous organisation within the Defence Forces. He was serving at the rank of Commandant at that time, he was released without charge on the 23rd of April 1924 and never formally dismissed.


Piaras Beaslai

Béaslaí Piaras. (Beasley, born Percy Frederick Beazley). Born in Liverpool on the 15th of February 1881 died on the 22nd of June 1965, aged 35 years old during the Rising. Fought at the G.P.O. and the area of Reilly’s Fort and The Four Courts. He was a contributor to The Nation and other Irish Publications. He was considered one of the leading Irish writers and also translated works from German and other languages. He was complemented by the Archbishop of Dublin for his translation into Irish of “Faust”. He was one of the organisers of “The Aisteoiri” an Irish speaking dramatic corps. He was also founder member of “An Fainne” a society who members pledged only to speak Irish to each other. He was a member of the Coiste Gnotha and the Gaelic League. He was a lecturer in Irish Literature at Ballingeary Collage and was also secretary of the Irish Journalists Association. He held the rank of Vice-Commandant in the I.R.A. Tried on the 2nd of May. Convicted by Court Martial and sentenced to 3 years penal servitude. His prison number while in Lewis and other English Jails was q116.

 

Beatty Katie nee Daly. (AKA Dolly Daly, Catherine Beatty). 1st Battalion, Ard Craobh Branch (Central Branch), Dublin Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born on the 21st of April 1888 died on the 11th of May 1976, aged 28 years old during the Rising. Served in the Four Courts, King's Inns Quay, Church Street, General Post Office and Fleming's Hotel areas. She was not arrested or detained after the Rising.


Barrett Benedict. Volunteer, B Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 23rd of April 1946, aged about 33 years old during the Rising. Fought in the area of Four Courts, King's Inns Quay, Dublin. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising but was on the run for several months. He served throughout the War of Independence with the IRA General Headquarters Active Service Unit (The Squad) from October 1919 to January 1921. From February 1922 he served with the National Army in the Dublin Guards, the Quartermaster General's Department and subsequently with the Intelligence section based in Cork. He was seriously injured in an accident in Cork while travelling in a military tender on the 16th of November 1922. He was demobilised from the Defence Forces in March 1924 at the rank of Captain service number SDR3754.


Beggs Robert. “F” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1881 died on the 25th of April 1970, aged about 35 years old during the Rising. Employed as a Baker before the Rising.  Fought in the North King Street, Four Courts, King's Inns Quay, Broadstone Railway Station, Constitution Hill and Phibsborough areas. He was wounded in the hip on the Saturday of the Rising and was taken to Richmond Hospital. He spent over six month in hospital and another six months in convalescence.  

 

Begley Daniel Joseph. “E” Company, 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1888 died on the 21st of September 1940 , about 28 years old during the Rising. Employed as a Carter & Porter, London & North Western Railway Co., Ltd. Before the Rising. Fought in the Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Four Courts and King's Inns Quay areas. Involved in the attack on the Magazine Fort in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, on Easter Monday morning 24th April 1916, although he did not actively take part as he had been detailed to wait outside. Following this he fought in the Four Courts area for the remainder of the week under Peadar Clancy. After the surrender of the Four Courts, subject was arrested and interned in Knutsford Jail and Frongoch Camp until the end of August 1916. He was suspended from all activities in connection with the Irish Volunteers from May 1919 onwards by Dick McKee, following a special report made to British Intelligence by Det. Sergt. McCabe of the Dublin Metropolitan Police. Daniel Begley continued to serve with the Defence Forces until his retirement at the rank of Captain on 4 November 1938.


Bent John (Senior). Volunteer, B Company, 1st battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1874 died on the 12th of December 1940, aged about 42 years old during the Rising. Fought at  Phibsborough Road, North Circular Road and Cabra Road. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was detained after the Rising and deported to Frongoch, he was released about the end of August 1916.. He re-joined the Volunteers after release but had to cease activities due to ill health in 1920.

 

Bevan Charles Stewart. Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in Dublin in 1893 died on the 25th of December 1969, aged about 23 years old at the time of the Rising. He joined the Volunteers at the Rotunda Rink in 1913. He worked as a printing compositor, his father and two brothers also fought in the Rising. He was tried and 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 to Portland Prison in England were he was held until Christmas of 1916 transferred to Lewes Jail until May 1917 and after the Lewes hunger strike transferred to Parkhurst then released from Pentonville on the 18th of June 1917. He took part in the Howth Gun Running. He resumed service with the Volunteers in February 1918. He served throughout the War of Independence resigning on the 25th of June 1922, he did not take part in the Civil War.


 

Bevan James. Born in Dublin he was 16 years old at the time of the Rising. His father and two brothers also fought in the Rising.

 

Bevan Joseph. Born in Dublin and was 48 years old at the time of the Rising. He had 3 sons and 2 daughters all of whom played an active part in the Nationalists movements. His daughters Catherine aged 18 and Mary 15 were members of Cumann Na mBan. He was employed as a printing compositor and was interned in Frongoch after the Rising.

 

Bevan Thomas Joseph. Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in Dublin on the 1st of April 1891. He was 25 years old at the time of the Rising. He joined the Volunteers at the Rotunda Rink in 1913. His father and two brothers also took part in the Rising. Worked in Dublin as a printer, he was convicted by Court Martial and sentenced to death, the sentence was commuted to ten years penal servitude, He was held in Portland, Lewes and Parkhurst Prisons, he was transferred to Pentonville where he was held for one day before being released in June 1917. Prisoner Number q117. Educated by the Christian Brothers, he was a member of the Pro-Cathedral Choir, the Metropolitan Opera Company and the McHale Branch of the Gaelic League. He served with the Volunteers on his return to Ireland while part of a concert party called the Lewis Concert Part which included Gerald Crofts and Seamus Hughes. He was part of the Guard of Honour and firing party at the funeral of Thomas Ashe in September 1917, he resigned soon after and became a full time Opera Singer. During the Rising he was involved in taking Lord Dunsany captive and was in charge of Four Courts library.


Bibby, Fathr Albert OMC

 

Bird James. Volunteer, B Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1888 died on the 5th of November 1967, aged about 28 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Four Courts and in the Church Street area. He joined the Citizen Army in 1914 and transferred to the Volunteers about January 1916. He was deported after the surrender and detained in Stafford and then Frongoch, he was released on the 23rd of December 1916. He re-joined the Citizen Army after his release. He served with the Citizen Army throughout the War of Independence, he did not take part in the Civil War.

 

Blackburn Kathleen nee Kenny. Ard Craobh Branch (Central Branch) Attached to 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1898 died on the 30 of October 1955, aged about 16 years old during the Rising. She served during the War of Independence and in the Civil War took the Anti-Treaty side. She carried arms to and from the attack by the IRA on suspected British Intelligence operatives at Mount Street, Dublin on 21 November 1920, Bloody Sunday, as well as attending to wounded IRA members afterwards.


Brabazon Joseph. Volunteer, “C” Company, 1st battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 9th of July 1929. Fought in the Four Courts and Church Street Bridge areas. Employed as a printer at the time of the Rising. He joined the Volunteers at their inception in 1913. He received a gunshot wound to the chest on the 28th during the fighting on Church Street Bridge, while doing sentry duty on the bridge he was hit by a bullet firsed by a British Army sniper, he was admitted to Richmond Hospital on the Friday of Easter week and spent three month in hospital and one month convalescing in Linden nursing home. He served throughout the War of Independence and was arrested and interned from November 1920 to December 1921.

 

Breslin James. Volunteer, “D” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in July 1890 died on the 4th of August 1979, aged 25 years old during the Rising. Fought in the North King Street, Red Cow Lane and Monk’s Bakery Church Street areas. He was captured after the Rising and deported being released in July 1916. During the War of Independence he served as Company Lieutenant and was resident caretaker of the frequently raided Colmcille Hall, 5 Blackhall Street, Dublin which served as Headquarters, meeting place, arms dump etc., for the 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers and IRA. He was imprisoned from October 1918 to January 1919. In 1920 and 1921 he participated in a raid for arms at Kingsbridge and an attack on British forces on North King Street. He had three brothers active in the IRA: Thomas, Peadar (Quartermaster, Dublin Brigade IRA) and Christopher (Kit/Christy), the latter two were both killed during the Civil War.

 

Breslin Peadar


Thomas Breslin is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery

Breslin Thomas. “D” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1883 died on the 24th of January 1978, aged about 33 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in the North King Street, Red Cow Lane and Monk’s Bakery Church Street areas. He was deported after the Rising being released from Frongoch on the 24th of December 1916. In 1920 and 1921 he participated in ambushes of British forces at North King Street and Frederick Street, Dublin. He fought with the IRA against National Army forces in Dublin at the outbreak of the Civil War at Fowler Hall in Rutland Square and the Technical Schools and Stevens Garage on Lower Kevin Street. He was arrested in November 1922 and interned until August 1923. He had three brothers active in the IRA: James, Peadar (Quartermaster, Dublin Brigade IRA) and Christopher (Kit/Christy), the latter two were both killed during the Civil War.

 

Bridgeman Edward. Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1888 died on the 4th of January 1953, aged about 28 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the   Four Courts King's Inns Quay. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was arrested after the surrender and after being detained at Richmond Barracks he was deported first to Stafford then to Frongoch, he was released in September 1916. He had no further service after his release. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.

 

Burns James. Volunteer “G” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1878 died on the 5th of October 1943, aged about 38 years old during the Rising. Fought at North Brunswick Street and Area of Four Courts, King's Inns Quay, Dublin. He was deported after the Rising ending up in Frongoch, he was released sometime in August 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers but due to work commitments he did not take an active part in the War of Independence, he took no side in the Civil War.

 

Butler George. Volunteer “G” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1899 died on the 5th of December 1945, aged about 16years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at North Brunswick Street, Church Street and Broadstone Railway Station, Constitution Hill, Phibsborough, Dublin. He was detained for about a week after the Surrender being released because he was under age. He moved to Limerick about three months after the Rising and although involved with the Volunteers there he did not take an active part in the War of Independence, he took no part in the Civil War.

 

Byrne Ambrose. Volunteer, “A” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 12th of May 1897 died on the 10th of January 1989. Fought in the Four Courts and Church Street areas. Deported after the Rising he served time in Stafford Jail, Frongoch and Wandsworth being released in December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and served throughout the War of Independence. He was arrested and interned from November 1920 to December 1921 and joined the National Army in August 1922. He continued to serve with the Defence Forces until his resignation on the 21st of March 1924.

 

Byrne Bernard Christopher. Volunteer, D Company, 1st battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in December 1898 died on the 20th of August 1981, aged 17 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in the area of the Four Courts, Church Street, North King Street and Carters Lane. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising.  He served throughout the War of Independence serving with the IRA General Headquarters Active Service Unit known as The Squad until arrested on the 28th of April 1921, he was interned at the Curragh until escaping in September 1921. He took the Pro-Treaty side in the Civil War and joined the National Army early in 1922 serving with the Defence Forces until resigning while holding the rank of Colonel on the 11th of March 1924. He re-joined the Defence Forces during the Emergency serving from 1940 to 1946.


Byrne Charles Bernard. “A” and “D” Companies, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Fought in the North King Street, Church Street and Four Courts areas. Born in 1889 died on the 11th of October 1964, aged about 27 years old at the time of the Rising. He was interned until December 1916. During the War of Independence Charles Bernard Byrne served as an IRA Company Officer Commanding and took part in a number of IRA attacks and raids against British forces and targets. He was captured by British forces in April 1921 and interned until escaping from Rath Internment Camp in September 1921. He joined the National Army in June 1922 and served throughout the Civil War. He retired from the Defence Forces to the Reserve of Officers on 19 January 1929.

 

Byrne Garret. Staff Officer 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers.

 

Byrne John (Sean). “F” Company 1st Battalion Irish Volunteers. Joined the Irish Volunteers at the inaugural meeting at the Rotunda on the 25th of November 1913. Fought at North King’s Street until the surrender. Before joining his Company on Easter Monday he was instructed by Commandant E. Daly to select a point near Liffey Junction and sever the communications by cutting the Western Trunks. With a bridge demolition party they cut down a pole and wires carting the Western Trunks at Broome Bridge Level Crossing. Before the Rising he was part of a group detailed by Tom Clarke to sever the Submarine Cables in the vicinity of Dublin but this plan was abandoned.

 

Byrne John. A Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1880 died on the 4th of May 1952, aged about 36 years old during the Rising. Fought in Brunswick Street and Church Street. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was detained after the surrender and deported first to Stafford Jail then Frongoch, he was released at the end of August 1916.  He helped reorganise the Company immediately after the release and served throughout the War of Independence and served up to the end of the ruce, he did not take part in the Civil War.


Byrne Laurence. (Larry). “A” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 12th of March 1892 died on the 21st of February 1964, aged 23 years old during the Rising. Fought in the North Brunswick Street, Moore's North Brunswick Street, Monk's Bakery and Church Street areas. Was a section mobiliser with the Irish Volunteers during the week of 23 to 29 April 1916 and r serviced  assisting in the conveyance of arms and material to Kimmage and Denis Healy, 40 Ushers Quay on 12th  and 21st  April respectively  in the weeks prior to Easter. Internment until August the 1916.

 

Byrne Mary. Cumann na mBan, Columcille Branch. Born in 1883 died on the 10 of December 1955, aged about 33 years old during the Rising. Served in the Church Street and North Brunswick Street areas. Her husband John Byrne served in the same location. She joined Cumann na mBan in 1915. During Easter Rising she was involved in carrying ammunition daily from her own home and from Michael Staines' home in Murtagh Road to the barricades and was also involved in cooking for the Volunteers principally at Glynn's Builders yard. She states she remained an active member until 1918.

 

Byrne Patrick

 

Byrne Seán. (John Byrne). Volunteer, F Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 13th of January 1976, aged about 33 years old at the time of the Rising. He was deported after the surrender first to Knutsford then Frongoch, he was released in August 1916. During the Rising he, with several other Volunteers, occupied a small group of cottages between Church Street and Beresford Street backing on to Jameson’s Malt House Granary. The main attack on Reilly’s Fort came from this direction and with a small group of Volunteers in the Jameson Malt House these Volunteers came under sustained heavy fire. In 1918 he was detailed to an Engineering unit established for possible action during the Conscription Crisis of that year. He was arrested and imprisoned during both 1920 and 1921 and was also elected as a Sinn Fein member of Dublin Corporation during that time. He had no further service after July 1921 and did not take part in the Civil War.

 

Byrne Seamus. Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 17th of June 1961. Fought at the Four Courts, King's Inns Quay. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was deported after the surrender to Stafford and then Frongoch, he was released on the 24th of July 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers after release. He ceased activity soon after the funeral of Thomas Ashe. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Byrne Teresa nee Healy. Hibernian Rifles. Born 1896 died on the 22nd of December 1986, aged about 20 years old during the Rising. Employed at the Court laundry. Fought in the Saint Stephen's Green, Cabra Road Bridge, Father Matthew Hall, Church Street and North King Street areas. Teresa Byrne joined the Hibernian Rifles based in 28 North Frederick Street in 1914 or 1915. Prior to the Rising she was looking after men coming from Scotland and England at this address. Her father ran a factory of munitions on Phibsborough Road and his daughters Teresa and Mrs Kathleen Kavanagh were actively carrying munitions from place to place. She was mobilised on Easter Week, Sunday she was ordered to St Stephen's Green and reported to Seamus Kavanagh. There, she was mostly engaged in carrying ammunition and messages to various posts. She then reported to Miss Hayes Cumann na mBan and was sent to Father Matthew Hall where she helped with the cooking. Between 1917 and 1919, she participated in collecting money and electioneering activities for the O'Rahilly Sinn Fein Club. At that time, the munition production resumed at her father's factory and she helped conveying munitions and goods by driving a pony and cart from Neary's Hotel to North King Street. She facilitated two visitors to Doherty's home by carrying their revolvers to her own home one of these was Seamus Robinson. She continued to dispatch goods to various places during the War of Independence. She also was working form 1919 in the Court Laundry and these duties were discharged in her spare time. She joined the Central Branch of Cumann na mBan formally in December 1921 or early 1922 only so as not to attract attention to her activities. She continued to dispatch goods and carry weapons and ammunitions throughout 1923, and was very active around the Phibsborough area. She continued her activities until 1926, when her home was raided her father was arrested then. 30,000 rounds of ammunitions were found. Her husband, Thomas Byrne, a riveter in the Dublin shipyard, also lost his employment, they had six children.

 

Byrne William (Wilsey). Staff Officer 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers.

 

Cahill James. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1883 did on the 29th of June 1944, aged about 33 years old during the Rising. Fought in the area of the Four Courts, North Brunswick Street and Linenhall Barracks. He joined the Volunteers in 1915. He took part in the burning of the Linenhall Barracks during Easter Week. He was deported after the surrender and held in Knutsford and Frongoch he was released from Frongoch about the second or third week of July 1916. He re-joined the Company after release and served up to June 1918 when he moved out of Dublin. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.

 

Callender Ignatius. Section Leader “D” Company 1st Battalion Irish Volunteers. Born in 1883 died on the 1st of May 1954, aged about 33 years old during the Rising. Fought at Colmcille Hall Blackhall Street, Rogerson's Quay, Weigh Office Eden Quay, Ellis Quay, Blackhall Street, Phibsborough, Glasnevin, North Brunswick Street, General Post Office, Church Street, Castleknock County Dublin, Father Matthew Hall Church Street, Broadstone Railway Station, Constitution Hill, Phibsborough. Delivered dispatches between the various Volunteer positions and the G.P.O. and also reported on Troops movements and British positions. His mother owned the Lucan Restaurant 2 Sarsfield Quay from which the last meals for Pearse were prepared on the 1st and 2nd of May. The restaurant closed in June 1916 when the personnel from Royal Barracks learned of the Mrs. Callender’s sympathy for the executed Rebel Leaders and stopped eating there, the Restaurant was declared out of bounds for Royal Barracks and as a result of the drop in business it was forced to close. Prior to the Easter Rising he had ammunition stored and his home and work place in Eden Quay. On Easter Monday he received a dispatch from Seán McDermott to deliver to Major McBride which he later passed to his brother with instruction to deliver dispatch to McBride. Seán Heuston ordered him to deliver automatic pistols from Eden Quay to Michael Staines at the Mendicity Institution. On Easter Tuesday he carried dispatches to the GPO (General Post Office) and to James Connolly. He undertook scouting duty in Castleknock and the Four Courts area. On Saturday the 29th of April 1916 he was arrested but was allowed to escape by the British forces. During the War of Independence he was responsible for arms dump at Eden Quay and also undertook armed patrols.

 

Campbell Michael John. Volunteer, “A” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1888 died on the 5th of September 1981, aged about 28 years old during the Rising. Fought in the New Brunswick Street area (Four Courts).  He joined the Volunteers at their inception at the Rotunda Rink in 1913. On the Wednesday during the construction of a barricade a considerable amount of heavy material being used to construct the barricade fell on him knocking him out. He was taken to the Richmond Hospital and treated for an injury to his leg. He returned to duty but due to the severity of the injury he was taken to a safe house run by Mrs. Murphy and after more treatment for his injuries he was smuggled out dressed as a woman on the Friday night. He was not arrested or captured after the Rising. During the War of Independence he took part in organisation and administration of Republican courts in North Dublin area, and presiding at such courts in Parnell Square. He took no part in the Civil War.


Carroll Robert J. (O’Carroll). Volunteer, F Company, 2nd Battalion, Dublin brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 7th of March 1897 died on the 1st of July 1977, aged 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in the area of the Four Courts and on Church Street. He joined the Volunteers in 1914.  He was deported after the surrender first to Stafford then Frongoch, he was released about the end of August 1916. He lost his job as a trainee tailor as a result of his imprisonment, he returned to Dublin after release from Frongoch but unable to find work he had to go to Glasgow working as a labourer for five months, he returned to Dublin in August 1918 and re-joined the Volunteers. He fought throughout the War of Independence, he served as a Company Intelligence Officer and took part in an IRA ambush of British forces on the Malahide Road in November 1920. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and fought against National Army troops in Dublin, he was appointed Battalion Intelligence Officer in November 1922. He was arrested in May 1923 and interned until August 1923.

 

Carron Maire. Attached to B Company, Ard Craobh Branch (Central Branch), Cumann na mBan. Born in 1897 died on the 18 of December 1963, aged about 19 during the Rising. She was employed as a Shorthand typist, Local Government and Public Health. She served in the Four Courts, G.P.O. and Cabra Bridge areas. During Easter Week she was involved in dispatch delivery and attending the wounded. She was arrested at the surrender and was detained in Kilmainham and Richmond Barracks. She reported to Mrs Clarke on her release in May 1916. Following the Rising, she worked with the Dependants' Funds, helped on National Aid and distributed allowances. She also distributed propaganda and collected information for Christopher Farrelly up to the Truce. During the War of Independence she was detailed for duty at the Mater Hospital to assist with dressings, she was Medical Orderly to Dr Geraghty.


Casey Hugh. Volunteer, G Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1896 died on the 13th of October 1957, aged about 20 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at North Brunswick Street, Church Street and Moore's Coach Builders. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He was deported to Stafford and then Frongoch after the surrender, he was released about the beginning of July 1916. He re-joined his Company after release and remained a member for about a year, he did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Cassidy Thomas. Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1879 died on the 31st of January 1943, aged about 37 years old during the Rising. Fought in the area of Church Street. He was deported after the surrender first to Stafford Jail then Frongoch, he was released in July 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers after release and served throughout the War of Independence. He was arrested and interned after Bloody Sunday, he was interned from November 1920 to the 8th of December 1921.  He did not take part in the Civil War.

 

Catlin, John Patrick. Volunteer, “B” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 25th of April 1944, aged about 25 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Four Courts and in the Church Street area. Detained and deported after the Rising he was released from Frongoch in December 1916. He did not take part in the War of Independence. At the outbreak of the Civil War he served with the Anti-Treaty forces in the fighting at Barry’s Hotel and the Minerva Hotel he was not arrested or detained after the fighting and took no further part in the Civil War.

 

Clancy Peadar (Peter). Convicted by Court martial and sentenced to death, commuted by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief to 10 years penal servitude. He was killed, along with Richard McKee and Conor Clune, in Dublin Castle on the 22nd of November 1920 after they were arrested following the Bloody Sunday shooting.

 

Clarke James

 

Cody Sean “G” Company 1st Battalion Dublin Brigade Irish Volunteers. Joined the Irish Volunteers at the Rotunda in November 1913. Drilled at 41 Parnell Square under instructor Sean Colbert and 2 ex-British Army instructors. After moving to the South side of Dublin drill was in Donnybrook under Éamonn de Valera. His first duty during the Rising was on the corner of Church Street and North Brunswick Street and the first action he saw was when he arrested a British Cavalry soldier on his was to Fairyhouse Races, this soldier was detained in the North Dublin Union for the duration of the Rising and was put to work with other prisoners on Fatigue duties. Took part in an attack on Broadstone Railway station which was occupied by a large force of British soldiers. And was heavily involved in the fighting around North King Street and King Street in which the British were supported by a number of armoured cars. After the cease fire he was held at Dublin Castle for several hours before being transferred to South Circular Road. He was 28 years old at the time of the Rising.

 

Coffey Joseph. Volunteer, “F” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 27th of March 1890 died on the 16th of April 1983, aged 26 years old during the Rising. Fought at North King Street, Church Street and the Four Courts. Joined the Volunteers at the first meeting at the Rotunda in 1913. He was detained after the Rising and sent to Stafford Jail and then to Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch in late August 1916. On Friday the 21st of April 1916 Joseph Coffey, with a number of other members of the Irish Volunteers, was detailed to observe movements between the Vice Regal and Chief Secretary's lodges in the Phoenix, Dublin. He re-joined the Volunteers after release from Frongoch but dropped out after a short time due to work commitments, he did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.

 

Coghlan Francis Xavier. Volunteer “F” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1886 died on the 26th of November 1970, aged about 30 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Church Street, North King Street, St. Mary’s Lane and the Four Courts King's Inns Quay. He was deported to Stafford Jail after the Rising being released in June 1916. He served as Company Commanding Officer during the War of Independence with the Irish Volunteers and IRA, including involvement in operations on the 21st of November 1920 (Bloody Sunday), as a Battalion Commanding Officer of the pro Treaty IRA from March 1922 during the Truce Period, and as a Commandant in the National Army to the end of the Civil War. He left the Defence Forces on 21 March 1924 at the rank of Commandant.


Cole Thomas. Was not a member of any organisation before or during the 1916 Easter Rising. Born in 1897 died on the 28th of May 1981, aged about 19 during the Rising. He took part in activities in the Keegan's Gun shop, Chancery Street, Four Courts, King's Inns Quay areas. During the Rising he assisted in the removal of arms and ammunition from Keegan's Gun shop and generally assisted the Four Courts garrison before being advised to leave prior to a major British attack on the post. In 1917 he joined the Irish Volunteers and from then till the end of the War of Independence was primarily engaged in the procuring, mainly from British military sources, movement and storage of arms for the Irish Volunteers and IRA. At the outbreak of the Civil War in Dublin on 28 June 1922 Thomas Cole took part in fighting against National Army forces in the city. In October 1922 he took part in sniping attacks on Mountjoy Prison and in November of that year took part in an attack on the offices of the Irish Independent newspaper.


Coleton Elizabeth. (Murnane Lily Murnane) Cumann na mBan, Colmcille Branch. Born in 1891 aged about 25 years old during the Rising. Served in the 5 Blackall Street, Dublin (Colmcille branch Headquarters) Area of Four Courts, King's Inns Quay, Michael Dwyer Club, Skippers Alley (off Merchants Quay), Father Matthew Hall and Church Street areas. She joined Cumann na mBan n 1915, he main duties during the Rising were mostly helped with food preparation and making bandages.

 

Collins Maurice John. Volunteer, “F” Company, 1stBattalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1883 died on the 6th of May 1974, aged about 33 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Church Street, Constitution Hill and North King Street areas. He joined the Volunteers at the Rotunda at the inaugural meeting in November 1913. He was detained after the surrender, kept at Richmond Barracks for sixteen days then deported first to Wandsworth and then Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch in October 1916. From the evening of Sunday the 23rd of April to Wednesday the 26th of April Maurice Collins served as one of the guard placed on Bulmer Hobson by the Irish Volunteer GHQ at the house of Martin Conlon. During the War of Independence Maurice Collins' tobacconist shop was used as a despatch centre, clearing house and meeting place by Michael Collins and Irish Volunteers and IRA General Headquarters. Collins was arrested and imprisoned from December 1919 to May 1920 - he was released after a 21 day hunger strike. In December 1920 Collins left Ireland for Scotland to evade arrest.

 

Eamon Comber

Comber Eamon. Quartermaster, D Company, 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1883 died on the 26th of January 1922, aged about 33 years old during the Rising. Fought in the area of North King Street. He was wounded in the thigh during the fighting in North King Street, he was imprisoned after the surrender but released due to ill health as a result of the wound he received. He remained a member of the Volunteers up to his death being involved mainly in intelligence work. He was detained in Mountjoy Prison from December 1919 to March 1920. He died from Chronic Interstitial nephritis (Kidney Disease) in Baggot Street Hospital on the 26th of January 1922. His mother made a claim under the Army Pensions Act for a grant but it was deemed that his Kidney Disease was caused by his employment as a Painter at Fletcher and Phillipson, 10 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin.


Condron Luke. D Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. After the Rising he was detained in Richmond Barracks and then sent to Knutsford Detention Barracks England on the 1st of May 1916. He was killed in action on the South Circular Road, Dublin, while serving with the Free State Army during the Civil War, he died on the 2nd of July 1922. During the Rising he fought in the Area of the Four Courts, King's Inns Quay. He was employed in the Goods Store, Kingsbridge Railway Station.

 

Conroy James Patrick. F Company, 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born 1897 died on the 21st of July 1981, aged about 19 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Wharf Road, O'Connell Street, Dublin Bread Company, Westmoreland Street, Hibernian Bank and O'Connell Street areas. Took part in the Howth Gun-Running.  Interned until July of that 1916. James Conroy served as an IRA Company Quartermaster prior to his transfer to the General Headquarters Active Service Unit (the Squad) in 1920 during the War of Independence. From 1920, up to his arrest during the attack on the Custom House on 25 May 1921, Conroy took part in a number of Squad and IRA operations including attacks on British forces and personnel at Mount Street, Parliament Street, attack on troop train at Newcomen Bridge, capture of an armoured car for use in planned rescue of Sean MacEoin, raid on offices of B & I Steam Packet Company, and raid on King's Inns. Released in December 1921 and joined the National Army on its formation. From 1922 to the end of the Civil War in 1923 James Conroy served as Officer Commanding Castle Barracks, Limerick, Marlboro Hall Barracks, Dublin and Baldonnel Aerodrome as well as serving in counties Cork and Kerry in fighting against anti-Treaty IRA forces. Conroy was present when both Colonel Commandant Thomas Keogh and Michael Collins were killed during the Civil War. James Conroy resigned from the Defence Forces on 29 March 1924 while serving at the rank of Commandant as Officer Commanding, 5 Battalion, Special Infantry Corps.  Was a suspect in the murder of Ernest Kahn at Stamer Street, Dublin on 14 November 1923 (Google it).

 

Conroy James (Senior). Volunteer, F Company, 2nd Battalion, Dublin brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in January 1870 died on the 28th of January 1946, aged 46 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Fairview, the G.P.O., area of the Four Courts, Church Street, Mary’s Lane and Father Matthew Hall on Church Street.  He manned a barricade at the Four Courts which came under heavy attack, he was wounded in the eyes and taken to Father Matthew Hall for treatment on the Friday morning, the bandages were removed on Saturday morning and his sight was unaffected. Later on the Saturday he was posted to guard twenty-five British Soldiers taken prisoner from Linen Hall Barracks. He avoided arrest after the surrender but was arrested at home the following Sunday and detained at Arbour Hill for about six weeks, he was released because he denied taking part in the Rising and the British had no evidence to prove he had. He re-joined the Company or reorganisation and served throughout the War of Independence, he worked for Sean Russell, Director of Munitions. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and took part in fighting against the National Army forces at Barry's Hotel in Dublin. His son James Patrick Conroy also fought at the Four Courts see above.


Coogan Patrick Vincent. Volunteer, A Company, 1st battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1890 died on the 15th of November 1965, aged about 26 years old during the Rising. Fought in Balckhall Place, the North Dublin Union in North Brunswick Street and around the Church Street area. He joined the Volunteers at the inaugural meeting at the Rotunda in 1913. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender and continued to serve with the Volunteers up to 1919 when he went to live in Scotland. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Cooling Joseph. Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 16th of January 1968. Fought at the Four Courts.  He was deported after the surrender and released in August 1916. He served during the War of Independence and took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Copeland Mgt. nee Byrne

 

Cosgrave Michael. Volunteer, A Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1888 died on the 21th of August 1955, aged about 28 years old during the Rising. Fought at Inchicore, Lakeview, the G.P.O., the Four Courts and Church Street.  After the surrender he was brought to Richmond Barracks then deported first to Stafford then Frongoch, he was released about the end of October 1916. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He re-joined the Volunteers after release but due to being unemployed he had to move to Kildare, he had no Volunteers activity in Kildare. He returned to Dublin at the beginning of 1920 and joined the Dundrum Company, he lost his employment as a carpenter due to the R.I.C. raiding his place of work looking for him. He served up to the beginning of the Civil War and took the Anti-Treaty side and was part of the force occupying the Four Courts before it was attacked, he resigned due to domestic reasons before the attack on the Four Courts.

 

Costigan Ellen. (Nellie, Ennis, Ellen). Ard Craobh Branch, Dublin Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1896 died on the 6th of February 1937, aged about 20 years old during the Rising. Served in the New Road Broadstone and Four Courts. During the Easter Rising she undertook despatch and nursing work. Following the surrender she was detained by British forces until the 8th of May 1916.

 

Cox Redmond. Volunteer, “F” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 10th of September 1956, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Convent North King Street, North Dublin Union North Brunswick Street, Father Matthew Hall Church Street, May Lane and the Four Courts areas. He was detained after the Rising being released on the 16th of May 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence taking part in the usual activities, he did not take part in the Civil War. 

 

Coyle William. Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 4th of February 1889 died on the 5th of April 1978, aged 27 years old during the Rising. He joined the Volunteers in August 1915. He was detained after the Rising and deported to Stafford Jail and then to Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch in August 1916. He did not take part in the War of Independence or Civil War.

 

Cullen Joseph.  Fianna Éireann, Dublin Brigade. Fought at the G.P.O., North Brunswick Street, the Four Courts Hotel and in the Four Courts. Born in 1900 died on the 2nd of September 1945, aged about 16 at the time of the Rising. Following the Rising he was interned until August 1916. During the War of Independence he served as a member of the printing staff of the IRA newspaper An t-Óglach from 1920, he was in charge of printing. This service continued during the Truce Period and he became part of the printing Staff for the National Army at Beggars Bush Barracks from early 1922 although he was not formally attested until later. He served throughout the subsequent Civil War and remained in the Defence Forces until his retirement at the rank of Acting Commandant on 26 August 1945.

 

Cullen Thomas. Volunteer, D Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1892 died on the 2nd of October 1956, aged about 24 years old during the Rising. Fought in the area of the Four Courts and Church Street. Joined the Volunteers at the inaugural meeting at the Rotunda in 1913. During the Rising he took part in the attack on Cabra Railway Bridge and also took part in cutting telephone wires in Ashtown. He escaped arrest or capture after the Rising but was arrested five weeks later at his place of work, he was detained at the Bridewell, Dublin Castle and Kilmainham being released after 8 or 9 days detention.  He re-joined the Volunteers or reorganisation in 1917 and took part in acquiring and storing guns and ammunition until early 1920 when he had to discontinue I.R.A. activities due to work commitments, he was working for Guinness on the cross channel boats with long and irregular working hours.  

 

Daly Edward

 

Daly Patrick. F Company, Fianna Éireann. Born in 1902 died on the 1st of December 1982, aged about 14 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at North King Street and Church Street. During the Rising he helped in building barricades, delivering dispatches and providing the Volunteers in King Street with food and other provisions and was also involved in managing the crowds that were collecting bread from Monk’s Bakery on the Tuesday of the Rising. On the Friday of the Rising he was ordered to deliver a dispatch to Cotters and was unable to return to King Street as it was surrounded. He served throughout the War of Independence, he joined D Company in 1920. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was involved in the fighting in Dublin and also in the Night of the Bridges. He was arrested in September 1922 and interned, he was released from Harepark in March 1923, and he had no further service after his release.


Darker William. (Possibly recorded on the Roll of Honour as Michael Darker) Volunteer, G Company, 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 13th of July 1894 died on the 4th of June 1978, aged 21 years old at the time of the Rising. After reporting to the G.P.O. he, with others, was sent to North King Street where he manned to barricades until the Thursday when he was taken ill and was unable to continue with active service. He was hospitalised at the first aid station in the house of Mrs. Merrigan on Church Street where he remained under the care of first aiders and a priest for one week. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He took no part in the War of Independence or Civil War.

 

Darling Luke. Volunteer, B Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 28th of September 1892 died on the 23rd of June 1960, aged 23 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in North King Street.  He joined the Hibernian Rifles in 1914 and transferred to the Volunteers about two months before the Rising. He was injured in the left eye on the Wednesday and was unable to continue fighting. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender but had to receive medical treatment for his injured eye for about 14 weeks. He lost his job as a Sugar Boiler in William and Woods as a result of his Easter Rising activities. He served throughout the War of Independence taking part in attacks on Crown Forces and apprehending spies. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was involved in several operations against the National Army.


Delaney Henry. Volunteer, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 3rd of September 1887 died on the 9th of August 1944, aged 28 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Four Courts. He was a Private in the Dublin Fusiliers stationed at the Curragh and was on leave in Dublin when the fighting broke out he was due to report to Ship Street Barracks but changed part of his uniform and went to the Four Courts when he joined the Volunteers. He was deported after the surrender and spent seven weeks in Knutsford Prison. After release he returned to Dublin where he enlisted in the Leinster Regiment. He was arrested a number of weeks later and was court-martialled in Limerick for fraudulent enlistment. He was sent to London and then Salonica, Greece, where he remained until 1919. He did not take part in the War of Independence but when the Police found out about his 1916 service he was arrested in 1921 and held for 14 days, ten days in Dublin Castle and four days in Arbour Hill. He joined the National Army in March 1923 and served about six months.


Delemere Edward. Volunteer, F Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 4th of July 1888 died on the 9th of December 1955, aged 27 years old during the Rising. Fought at Blackhall Street, the Four Courts and North King Street. He joined the Volunteers shortly before the Rising. He was deported after the Rising, first to Stafford and then Frongoch, he was released in August 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganization but left some time near the end of 1917. He took no part in the War of Independence or Civil War.

 

Dempsey James

 

Derham Michael. Volunteer, C Company, 1st battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 3rd of May 1897 died on the 28th of October 1973, aged 18 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Church Street, Church Street Bridge, Cleary's Public House and Hand's Fruiterers. He joined the Volunteers at the Rotunda Rink in November 1913. He was deported after the Surrender first to Stafford Jail then Frongoch, he was released in late August 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence and was interned from the 2nd of December 1920 to the 21st of February 1921 during which time he was severely beaten while in detention. He did not take part in the Civil War.

 

Dervin Paul. Volunteer, B Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1887, aged about 29 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Brunswick Street and Church Street. He joined the Volunteers in May 1914. After the cancellation of the mobilisation order on the Sunday he went home and did not receive a mobilisation order on the Monday, on the Tuesday he mobilised under his own initiative and reported on the Tuesday.  He was captured on the Sunday also with about sixty other Volunteers and deported immediately to Stafford Jail then transferred to Frongoch, he was released about August 1916. He re-joined after release and served up to November 1917 when he resigned due to ill health. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Doggett Christopher. Volunteer, G Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 25th of December 1885 died on the 28 of January 1950, aged 30 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in the North Brunswick Street, Moore's Coach Builders, North Brunswick Street, Church Street, North King Street areas. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was interned in Frongoch until July 1916. He took no further part in activities after his release due to ill health.


Domican Seán (John). 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Bone on the 11th of February 1888 died on the 2nd of December 1954, aged 28 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in the North Circular Road Bridge, North King Street and Four Courts, King's Inns Quay areas. He was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood joining in 1907. He was interned until November 1916. During the War of Independence he took part in various Irish Volunteer and IRA activities including raids for arms and mails as well as being involved in the manufacture of munitions. He also mobilised on 21 November 1920, Bloody Sunday, as part of IRA attack on suspected British intelligence operatives in Dublin. He joined the National Army in April 1922 and during the Civil War, according to reference from F.X. Coghlan, Sean Domican took part in fighting against anti-Treaty IRA forces in Dublin and counties Wexford and Limerick, taking part in the taking of Kilmallock from the IRA in July 1922. He continued to serve with the Defence Forces until resigning on 5 March 1924. He also served with the Defence Forces during the Emergency (Second World War).


Donohoe Robert. Volunteer, “B” Company, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 10th of October 1886 died on the 10th of January 1938, aged 29 years old during the Rising. Fought in the area of Four Courts, King's Inns Quay, Chancery Street and Greek Street. He was deported after the Rising to Stafford and then Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch in July 1916. During the War of Independence as well as serving as an IRA Company Officer Commanding, Donohoe served on the Labour Board as part of the IRA General Headquarters Intelligence Department's efforts to infiltrate and control the Irish trade union movement. He took no part in the Civil War.


Donohoe Sylvester. “G” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 5th of February 1951, aged about 25 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Blackhall Street, North Brunswick Street and Upper Church Street areas. Following the Rising Sylvester Donohoe was interned until July 1916. During the War of Independence he took part in IRA armed patrols in Dublin as well as mobilising for actual and aborted IRA attacks on British personnel and other targets during 1920 and 1921. He also took part in IRA raids on Kingsbridge Railway Station and the destruction of RIC and British military stores and equipment in 1921. During the Truce Period, 12 July 1921 - 30 June 1922, he took part in IRA training camps and the occupation of the Four Courts during April 1922 by anti-Treaty IRA forces. He took part in fighting against National Army forces in Dublin at the outbreak of the Civil War in June 1922 and was arrested by National Army forces in August 1922 while taking part in an unsuccessful IRA attempt to destroy Finglas Bridge, part of a general IRA operation to destroy bridges in the Dublin area, known as the night of the bridges, and interned for the remainder of the conflict.  


 

Dowling Andrew. F Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1888 died on the 18th of October 1959, aged about 28 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Four Courts and King's Inns Quay areas. He was deported to Frongoch after the Rising being released in November 1916. After the Rising he re-joined and took part in several operations during the War of Independence including the destruction of the abandoned Blanchardstown Police Barracks. He fought on the Anti-Treaty side during the Civil War and was detained in Mountjoy.


Dowling James Thomas. Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1899 died on the 8th of December 1966, aged about 17 years old during the Rising. Fought in the area of Four Courts, King's Inns Quay, Mary’s Lane, Church Street and Bow Lane. He joined the Volunteers in September 1915. He was surrendered with the rest of his Company on the Saturday and was detained in Richmond Barracks for a week before being released on account of his age. He took part in the War of Independence engaging in the usual activities and he did not take part in the Civil War.


Dowling John. F Company, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 18th of March 1936, aged about 21 during the Rising. Fought on Church Street Bridge and in the Four Courts. His two brothers Andrew and Michael also fought in the Rising. Interned in Frongoch after the Rising, released at the end of November 1916. After his release from Frongoch he took part in Policing duties with the I.R.A. and fought for a short while on the Anti-Treaty side during the Civil War.


Doyle John. Volunteer, F Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 30th of May 1921. Fought at North King Street. He died from wounds received in the attack on the Customs House on the 25th of May 1921. He died at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin.


Doyle Thomas. Volunteer, B Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 25th of May 1897 died on the 15th of March 1952, aged 18 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Four Courts, the G.P.O. and Church Street. He joined the Volunteers at the Rotunda in 1913. He was deported after the surrender and interned in Knutsford and Frongoch, he was released on the 24th of December 1916. After release he joined A Company, 3rd Battalion and served throughout the War of Independence mainly as a Sinn Fein Bank guard and on Police duties. He did not take part in the War of Independence.  


Drennan William. Volunteer, G Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 24th of May 1879 died on the 3rd of February 1946, aged 36 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Four Courts and North King Street. He joined the Volunteers in 1914. He surrendered on the Saturday night and after spending the night on the grass outside the Rotunda he was taken to Richmond Barracks, finger printed and deported Sunday night. He was interned at Knutsford Prison and released about the end of July. He lost his employment as a result of his Rising activities. He took no further part after release. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.  


Duffy Christopher. Volunteer, F Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 25th of December 1948. Fought at the G.P.O., area of the Four Courts and Father Matthew Hall. He was deported after the surrender first to Stafford and then Frongoch, he was released in August 1916. He resumed Volunteer activities in 1917 and paraded at the funeral of Thomas Ashe, he had no further activity after this and did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.  


 

Eamon J. Duggan

Duggan Eamon J. (Duggan Edward). Adjutant (Captain), 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1875 died at the Town Hall, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin on the 6th of June 1936, aged about 41 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Four Courts, King's Inns Quay, Church Street, King Street and North Brunswick Street areas. Joined the Volunteers in 1914. He was detained after the Rising and tried on the 2nd of May. Convicted by Court Martial and sentenced to 3 years penal servitude. After serving time in Kilmainham and Mountjoy Prisons in Dublin he was deported and served time in Portland, Lewes and Maidstone Prisons. He was released in June 1917. He served with the Irish Volunteers and IRA to the end of the War of Independence in July 1921. He served as Battalion Adjutant, member of the Executive of the Irish Volunteers, Director of Intelligence Irish Volunteers and member of Intelligence Staff of General Headquarters Irish Volunteers and IRA under Michael Collins. He was Chief Liaison Officer during the Truce Period, Secretary to the Anglo-Irish Treaty Delegation and as Minister for Home Affairs in the Provisional Government.

 

Duggan May nee Kavanagh. Colmcille branch, Cumann na mBan. Born on the 2nd of May 1892 died on the 25 of October 1970, aged 23 years old during the Rising. Employed as Secretary to the Superintendent in the Gas Company. Served in Father Matthew Hall, Church Street. Prior to 1916, she was attending Cumann na mBan meetings. During the Rising she was mostly helping with the cooking and first aid. Following the Rising she was engaged in collecting funds and visiting prisoners. She got married on 20th October 1920, her husband was arrested, he remained in Mountjoy until the Truce. She was granted daily visits, she also took shorthand messages in and out when Mr Griffith was also in Mountjoy.


Dwan John. Killed in Action. ALso recorded as Dunn/Dunne Thomas

 

Edwards Michael. Volunteer, G Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 3rd of December 1889 died on the 7th of February 1972, aged 26 years old during the Rising. Fought in the area of the Four Courts, North King Street and at Moore's Coach Builders North Brunswick Street. After the surrender he was deported to Stafford Jail and then Frongoch being released on the 25th of July 1916. He did not take part in any activities after being released and took no part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.

 


Sean Ellis

Ellis Séan. (John Henry Ellis). “C” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died from pneumonia on the 7th of November 1918, aged about 21 at the time of the Rising. Fought in the Four Courts and surrounding areas. He was born in Dublin and Educated at Saint Patrick’s Schools, Drumcondra. He joined the Volunteers at their inception in 1913 and was a very active member of his Company. During the fighting at a barricade in North King Street he suffered a slight wound to the head. After the Rising he was arrested and after a few days detention at Kilmainham he was deported first to Knutsford then Frongoch, while at Knutsford he met with his brother Samuel who had fought at Saint Stephen’s Green. On his release from Frongoch he returned to his furniture business in Dublin and resumed his Nationalist activities.

 

Fagan John. Volunteer, F Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1900 died on the 8th of August 1966, aged about 16 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in the area of the Four Courts King’s Inns Quay, Church Street and North King Street. He was not a member of the Volunteers on Easter Monday, while at his place of work in the photographers Lafayette he saw the Lancers going down Blessington Street and decided to join the fight. He first went to the Four Courts where he was asked by Lieutenant Joe McGuinness to fetch some equipment from Gardiner Street, on reaching Gardiner Street he was sent to Dorset Street where he picked up the stuff and was accompanied by Mrs. Farrell back to the Four Courts. On his way back to the Four Courts he met with his old school master Fionan Lynch erecting barricades in King Street, after delivering the parcel to the Four Courts he returned to King Street and joined the Volunteers. He remained at the barricades in King Street and Church Street until the surrender. He was not arrested or detained after the Rising. He remained involved in Volunteer activities up to July 1920 when due to illness he was unable to take part, he went to America in December 1920 returning in April 1921. He took no part in the Civil War.

 

Fagan Michael. Volunteer, F Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 5th of November 1965, aged about 21 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Church Street, the G.P.O. Father Matthew Hall, Parnell Street and the area of the Four Courts. He joined the Volunteers about the end of 1915. On the Wednesday of the Rising he was detained by British forces at Barrington's Soap Factory, he was delivering a verbal dispatch to Pearse from Commandant Daly when he was stopped at Kings Inn, initially the British believed his story that he was a civilian and gave him a cup of tea but then realised their mistake and he was detained with others until the Thursday morning when he was released. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender. He re-joined the Company when it reorganised in late summer 1916. Due to failing eye sight he was unable to take part in further Volunteers activities and ceased service soon after the funeral of Thomas Ashe.

 

Fahy Anna.  Ard Craobh (Central Branch), Cumann na mBan. Born in 1885 died on the 25th of September 1974, aged about 31 years old at the time of the Rising. Served at the G.P.O., the Four Courts and Father Matthew Hall. She joined Cumann na mBan in 1915. On the Wednesday before the Rising she was sent to Athenry, County Galway by Eamonn Kent with a message for Laurence Lardner but had to give it to Eamonn Corbett as Lardner was away. Her husband Frank Fahy was mobilised for Easter Week. She went to Blackhall Place on Easter Monday and to the GPO the following day. She was sent to the Four Courts. She joined others at Father Matthew Hall. She stayed in the Four Courts until the surrender. She was mainly involved in tending the wounded including Gilbert Lynch and Liam Clarke. She remained a member of Cumann na mBan throughout the War of Independence but a no activity. She took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.

 

Fahy Frank. (Francis), Captain (Company Officer Commanding), C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers he was employed as a teacher in a Dublin College. He was a native of County Galway. He was convicted and sentenced to ten years penal servitude and released from Lewis Prison in the general amnesty in 1917. Before the Rising he was Secretary to the Dublin City and County Board of the Irish Volunteers as well as acting as Treasurer of Dublin City Irish Volunteers. He was involved in the Howth gun-running on the 26th of July 1914 and the gun-running at Kilcoole, County Wexford on the 1st of August 1914. There is no detail on his War of Independence or Civil War service in his pension application, he went on to serve as a T. D. (Teachta Dála, member of the Irish government). His wife Anna Fahy also served during Easter Week.


Farrell John. Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1901 died on the 2nd of April 1965, aged about 15 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Four Courts and Bridge Street. He was a member of Fianna Éireann until Easter Monday when he joined C Company. He was accidentally wounded on the 29th of April 1916 and was brought to the garrison hospital in the Four Courts and after the surrender he was brought to the hospital in Dublin Castle before being released after three weeks. Between 1917 and 1918 he was employed on a full time basis on munitions work. He was arrested in December 1920 and interned in Ballykinlar until December 1921.

 

Farrell Patrick, Killed in Action.

 

Farrell Thomas

 

Farrelly Christopher

 

Farrelly Sean. (John). Volunteer, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 15th of April 1933. He fought in the area of the Four Courts. He was detained after the surrender and deported to Stafford Jail. He died in 1933, the cause of death was bronchitis and that the conditions of his imprisonment were a major contributing factor to his death. He joined the Volunteers in 1914 and served up to 1919 although during his internment and after release he suffered from poor health. He worked as a Flour blender in Boland's Bakery Dublin. He was married with no children.


Farren Stephen. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1890 died on the 7th of July 1971, aged about 26 years old during the Rising. Fought at North Brunswick Street, Clarke's Dairy on Church Street, Broadstone Railway Station on Constitution Hill in Phibsborough, the Linenhall Barracks on Lisburn Street and North King Street. He joined the Volunteers in 1913. He surrendered at Clarke's Dairy on Church Street on the Sunday morning and was deported first to Knutsford then Frongoch, he was released on the 24th of December 1916. He re-joined the Company on reorganisation and served throughout the War of Independence. He did not take part in the Civil War.

 

Feeney Gerald. B Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1890 died on the 24th of April 1962, aged about 26 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in Church Street and the Four Courts. He joined the Volunteers in 1914 and was also a member of the I.R.B. He was deported after the surrender and detained in Stafford Jail and then Frongoch, he was released about the last week in July 1916. He returned home to Galway after release and returned to Dublin in October 1916. In February 1919 he moved to Tuam County Galway and joined the Volunteers there. He moved to Ballaghadreen in February 1921 where he joined the local company and was appointed Battalion Intelligence Officer by Liam Forde. During the War of Independence he was involved in two sniping attack on Ballaghadreen Barracks and passed information regarding movement of British forces which led to train attack at Ballaghadreen. He also took part in sniping at Kilmovee Barracks. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.

 

Fitzpatrick Denis

 

Flood Sean

 

Fogarty John

 

Fogarty Patrick. 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.

 

Forde Sean

 

Foy Frederick

 

Frawley Denis

 



Matthew Gahan is buried in Deansgrange Cemetery, Dublin.
Gahan Matthew. Volunteer, B Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 20th of January 1897 died on the 4th of December 1974, aged 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in the North King Street, North Brunswick Street, Moore's Coach Builders North Brunswick Street, Linenhall Barracks Lisburn Street and Clarke's Dairy Church Street areas. During the Easter Rising he was involved in the burning of Linenhall Barracks at 6 to 8 Lisburn Street. Following the Easter Rising he was interned being released from Frongoch on the 29th of August 1916. Re-joined the Irish Volunteers upon release and took part in company activities. He moved to England in 1919 in order to obtain employment and remained until July 1921. Prior to the Truce Period he says he instructed members of B Company, East Galway Brigade in the use of signalling. Joined the National Forces on the 28th of August 1922 at Portobello Barracks. Retired from the Defence Forces on the 1st of October 1946 at the rank of Acting Captain, service number 11943.


Arthur Philip Gaynor

Gaynor Arthur Philip. Past sutdent of Blackrock College 1906 1910.   “D” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 and died on the 8th of March 1944 in Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital, Grand Canal Street, Dublin, aged about 21 at the time of the Rising. Took part in the fighting in the North Brunswick Street, North King Street, Father Matthew Hall, Church Street, North Dublin Union, North Brunswick Street, May Lane, Church Street, Four Courts and King's Inns Quay, Dublin. A member of the Irish Volunteers from 1913, took part in the Howth Gun-Running, following his participation in the 1916 Easter Rising Arthur Gaynor was interned in Knutsfort and Frongoch until July of that year. From 1917 Gaynor was involved mostly in political and electioneering work with Sinn Féin. However references state that he also provided money for the purchasing of arms for the Irish Volunteers. Arrested by British forces on 24 November 1920 he was interned until December 1921.


Geraghty Sean


Gilsenan Pat


Gilsenan Patrick. Volunteer, G Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1894 died on the 19th of March 1957, aged about 22 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at  Moore's Coach Builders on North Brunswick Street, the Father Matthew Hall on Church Street, Jameson Distillery on Beresford Street, The Bridewell on Chancery Street and the Four Courts. He escaped capture after the surrender, with Michael Saunders they went in the direction of the Quays, passing Saint Paul’s Church on Arran Quay the Clerk warned them to go any further because of the numbers of Military in the direction they were headed. The Clerk brought them into the Church were they remained overnight, in the morning the Clerk took their Volunteer tunics and hats and provided them with overcoats. They waited till mass was over and left with the crowd to avoid detection.  He served with G Company after the Rising as Section Commander and went on to serve as Section Commander with the 5th Battalion (Engineers Battalion) Dublin Brigade, I.R.A. In March 1919 he was involved in Robert Barton's escape from Mountjoy Prison. In 1921 he took part in the burning of Malahide Coastguard Station, an attack on a British Military lorry on North Frederick Street and the conversion of a captured British Military ambulance for the use of IRA in the Finglas area. He did not take part in the Civil War.

 

Graham James

 

Green Patrick


Griffin Florence (Flossie Meade) Central Branch (Ard Craogh), Cumann na mBan. Born in 1891 died on the 17th of January 1984, aged about 25 years old during the Rising. Served in the Four Court and King’s Inns Quay areas. Her husband Gerald Griffin and her brothers William Christopher Meade and a relative Walter Meade also served during the Rising.


Griffin Gerald. (Ó Gríobhtha, Gearóid) Quartermaster 1st Battalion Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1879 died on the 8th of May 1960, aged about 37years old during the Rising. Fought in the Areas of Four Courts, King's Inns Quay, Church Street, North King Street and the General Post Office. Was dismissed from his post in the Local Auditors Office, Dublin Castle in late 1915 due to his Volunteer activities. Acted as Captain of the Guard for the remains of Jeremiah O' Donovan Rossa in July and August 1915.



Griffith William

 

Grimley Michael

 

Halpin John

 

Halpin Peadar

 

Harding Frank

 

Harnett Alf

 

Hamill Thomas

 

Healy Cathleen. Hibernian Rifles/Cumann na mBan Ard-Craobh Branch. Born in 1891 died on the 13th of May 1952, aged about 25 years old during the Rising. She  joined the Hibernian Rifles early in 1915. She was mobilised on Sunday 23 April at the Hibernian Hall and the following day at St Stephen's Green. She was sent by Tim O'Neill to collect things at St Mary's Road and to Gardiner Street (to Tom Clifford's place). She collected more goods to bring them to Cabra. She carried dispatches and also helped with the cooking and first aid work at Father Matthew Hall. Her brother was killed during the Rising. She was dismissed from her employment on 3 May 1916. Following the Rising, she collected funds for prisoners, carried guns and ammunition. Her father's home was used as a dump and that she accompanied her father every time guns and ammunition had to be removed. She joined Cumann na mBan near the end of 1919. In 1920 her father's house was still used as a dump, but on a larger scale. She continued to move arms and even brought a machine-gun on one occasion. A number of meetings were held in the same house. When the Civil War broke out, she reported at Barry's Hotel. Although she was working, she continued to help doing house to house collections on a large scale. At night she helped in the making of explosives in her father's house, which was turned into an 'ammunition factory'. She was active until the cease-fire.

 

Healey Peadar

 

Henderson Thomas

 

Hendrick Edward. Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on 1887 died on the 20th of May 1948, aged about 29 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Four Courts and Church Street Bridge. Deported after the surrender he was sent first to Knutsford and then Frongoch, he was released about the end of July 1916. He re-joined his Company when the reformed and remained in service up to about March 1920 taking part in armed patrols around Terenure and Crumlin. He took no further part after March 1920 and did not take part in the Civil War.

 

Hendrick James Joseph

 

Heron Aine. A Captain in Cumann na mBan, married in 1912 and had two children and another on the way when the Rising started. She manned a First Aid station in a small shop on Church Street on the Monday of the Rising, on the Tuesday she spent some time in the Hibernian Bank on the corner of Abbey Street and then volunteered to man a First Aid station in the Four Courts. She left the Four Courts on the Wednesday morning to deliver dispatches and was unable to re-enter the Four Courts. After the Rising she worked with the Volunteer Dependants Fund and the campaign for the election of Desmond Fitzgerald in the 1918 election. She was an active in assisting the I.R.A. throughout the War of Independence.

 

Hogan Patrick Joseph. Volunteer, B Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 31st of January 1891 died on the 28th of October 1960, aged 25 years old during the Rising. Fought at Blackhall Street, Church Street and King Street, Dublin. He joined the Volunteers in November 1913 at the Rotunda. He was deported after the Surrender and detained in Wakefield, he was released on the 24th of December 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and that he took part in anti-conscription campaign and election work. During the War of Independence he was mobilised for a raid on a British Army troop train at Ashtown Station. He was involved in a raid on the Irish Independent Newspaper offices and armed street patrols and was involved in the execution of a spy and raids for spies at Dominick Street, Midland Hotel and the Galway Arms. He also took part in ambushes at Ormond Quay, Capel Street, Parnell Street, Berkeley Road, O'Connell Street, Blessington Street and the North Circular Road and was involved in the Belfast Boycott and a raid on the Income Tax Office in Henry Street. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was involved in the defence of Fowler Hall and later Barry's Hotel and the Hammam Hotel. He was wounded in the retreat from the Hammam Hotel suffering a broken arm and dislocated shoulder.

 

Hogan William Conor  (Liam). Volunteer, F Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1898 died on the 16th of November 1995, aged about 18 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Church Street, North King Street and the Four Courts. He joined the Volunteers in 1915. He served throughout the War of Independence serving as Lieutenant with D Company, Dublin Brigade and Captain with 2nd Offaly Brigade. He took the Pro-Treaty sine in the Civil War serving with the Tipperary Brigade, Óglaigh na hÉireann/National Forces.

 

Howard Con

 

Howard Sean (John) Killed in Action.

 

Howlett Michael

 

Hurley Sean, Killed in Action.

 

Hyland Christopher. Fianna Eireann attached F Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. His commanding officer was Fioana Lynch who was his ex-school master. He delivered dispatches and food between Monks Bakery and the Four Courts and the G.P.O. and also delivered food to Father Matthew Hall. He joined E Company in February 1917. He was born on the 27th of December 1898 died on the 27th of October 1969, aged 17 years old at the time of the Rising. He was not arrested or detained after the surrender. During the War of Independence he undertook armed patrols and raids for arms. In April or May 1921 he took part in an ambush at Bolton Street and Capel Street junction. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.


Hyland Thomas

 

Hynes Sean

 

Kavanagh James

 

Kavanagh James

 

Kearns Patrick

 

Keating Mary Pauline. (Morkan).  Ard Craobh Branch, Dublin Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1892 died on the 24th of June 1973, aged about 24 years old during the Rising. Served at Father Matthew Hall on Church Street, Hibernian Bank, O'Connell Street, Abbey Street and the Four Courts. She joined Cumann na mBan in 1915. She was arrested on the Sunday morning of the surrender and taken first to Richmond Barracks then Kilmainham Jail where she was held until the 8th of May 1916. When she was released she went home to find her house occupied by the British military she also lost her job in Brown Thomas department store as a result of her Easter Rising activities. She remained with Cumann na mBan working with the National Aid Fund up to about the summer of 1918.

 

Kelly Joseph. Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1871 died on the 7th of December 1948, aged about 45 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Four Courts and Church Street. He was deported after the surrender, he was released from Frongoch about the 1st of August 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence. He did not take part in the Civil War.  

 

Kelly Michael J. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1896 died on the 2nd of February 1967, aged about 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in the area of the Four Courts, North Brunswick Street, Moore's, Coach Builders on North Brunswick Street and in Church Street. He joined the Volunteers in 1915. He surrendered on the Sunday morning and released on the following Sunday, although 19 years old at the time he looked younger so was released. He continued activities with the Company when they reformed in October 1916 and served throughout the War of Independence. He was involved in a  raid on Collinstown Aerodrome in March 1919, the raid on Kings Inns and attempted rescue of Robert Barton in 1920, attacks on British Army troop and munitions trains. He also assisted Irish Volunteers Quartermaster General Michael Staines in the acquisition, storage and distribution of arms and ammunition in 1918 and 1919. Along with Joseph Dolan he travelled throughout Ireland showing a propaganda film in support of Dáil Éireann in 1919. He was arrested in February 1920 and released two months later following a hunger strike. After his release and until August 1921 he lived in London serving with IRA units there until an explosion at an IRA munitions factory in Greenwich, London forced him to return to Ireland where he joined the IRA General Headquarters Chemicals Department. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.

 

Kelly Patrick. Volunteer, G Company, 1st battalion, Dublin brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 5th of February 1960. Fought at North King Street, Church Street and North Brunswick Street. He was deported after the surrender, released about the end of July 1916. He served throughout the War of Independence. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War.

 

Kennedy Sean

 

Kennedy James J.


Kennedy James P. 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1877 died in Harolds Cross Hospice, Dublin on the 16th of August 1948, aged about 39 years old during the Rising. Church Street, Four Courts Hotel, North Brunswick Street, Linenhall Barracks, Lisburn Street and Farrell's Yard, Brunswick Street areas. He was no arrested or detained after the Rising, he was in Farrell’s Yard on Brunswick Street which had stables, when the British arrived in the yard he pretended to clean out the stables so was not questioned. After the Rising he was involved in purchasing arms and collecting for the Prisoners Dependents Fund.


Kennedy John

 

Kenny John. Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 22nd of May 1893 died on the 9th of May 1960, aged 23 years old during the Rising. Fought at Blackhall Place and the Four Courts. He joined the Volunteers at their inception at the Rotunda in 1913 and was involved in the Howth Gun-Running. He was deported after the surrender first to Knutsford then Frongoch, he was released about the end of August beginning of September 1916. He re-joined the Company after release and served up to 1917 when he had to drop out due to ill health. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.  

 

Kenny John. Volunteer, A Company, 1st battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1881 died on the 11th of January 1940, aged about 35 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at North King Street, Brunswick Street, Church Street, the Linenhall Barracks on Lisburn Street and Monk's Bakery on Church Street. He joined the Volunteers at their inception at the Rotunda in 1913, he was a member of the I.R.B. and the G.A.A. since about 1900. He was part of a group that surrendered at Monk’s Bakery on the Sunday morning and was deported to Stafford Jail he was released on the 10th of June on compassionate grounds due to his mother’s ill health and following the intervention on his behalf of Father O' Flanagan of Arran Quay, Dublin. He was employed as a Coach Body maker with the Great Southern Railway Works in Inchicore, he lost his employment due to his Volunteer activities during Easter Week. He had no further service and did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.  


 

Laffan Nicholas. Commanded “G” Company which held Monk’s Bakery part of which is in Church Street and part in North King’s Street. Comdt. Daly put some Volunteers in charge of compelling the bakers to continue baking bread as long as the supply of flour lasted. Was wounded during the fighting Patrick Holohan took over the command of the Company near the end of the week.

 

Lawlor Mary nee O’Carroll

 

Lawlor Frank

 

Lawlor Larry

 

Lawlor Sean

 

Ledwith Emily nee Elliott

 

Ledwith Peter

 

Leggett Robert

 

Lennon Nicholas


Joseph (Richard) Leonard

Leonard Joseph. (Richard). Volunteer, B Company, 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1896 died on the 14th of October 1961, aged about 20 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in the area of the Four Courts. He was deported to Wakefield Prison after the surrender, he was released in July 1916. He was arrested and imprisoned from January to July 1919. He joined the I.R.A. General Headquarters Active Service Unit (the Squad) from its formation in 1919 and served in it for the duration of the War of Independence. As Lieutenant of this unit he participated in a number of attacks on Crown Forces including the attempted assassination of Lord French at Ashbourne in 1919 and the operations against suspected British Intelligence agents on the 21st of  November 1920. He took the Pro-Treaty side in the Civil War joining the National Army (Dublin Guards) on its formation in January 1922. He was wounded during fighting at the Four Courts against anti-Treaty forces at the outbreak of the Civil War on the 28th of June 1922. Later during the Civil War he served in the Kerry Command and continued to serve with the Defence Forces until discharged medically unfit on the 29th of March 1924, service number SDR1648.


Lowe Arnold



Fionan Lynch buried in Deansgrange Dublin

Lynch Fionán Captain. Born in Cahersiveen, County Kerry in 1889 and educated in Rockwell College and Blackrock College. He qualified as a national school teacher in 1912 and joined the Gaelic League the same year. He was a founder member of the Irish Volunteers in 1913 and was sworn into the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) that same year. He was sentenced to death commuted to 10 years Penal Servitude. He was imprisoned in Kilmainham Gaol and later in Mountjoy. He was later interned in prison in England and Wales until the general amnesty in late 1917. He became a member of the first Dail and went on to become a Barrister and a Judge.

 

Lynch Gilbert

 

Lyons Charles

 

Lyons Edward

 

Lyons John E.

 

Mac an Bhaird, Gilbert

 

McCabe Frank. Fought in the North King Street and Church Street area around Reilly’s Fort. With Volunteer Maurice Collins he occupied a house across from Reilly’s Fort.

 

McCann Thomas J

 

McCormack Christopher J

 

McCormack John

 

McDonnell Thomas

 

McDonough Joseph

 

McEvatt Louis

 

McGill Joseph

 

McGuinness Catherine

 

McGuinness Joseph. Tried on the 2nd of May. Convicted by Court Martial and sentenced to 3 years penal servitude.

His name was put forward by Sinn Fein as a candidate in the 1917 South Longford by-election. McGuinness was in Lewes Jail in England serving three years for his part in the Rising. He won the by-election by less than 40 votes.



McGuinness Rose

 

Macken Patrick

 

McKeon Brigid nee Murnane. Colmcille Branch, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1892 died on the 24th of June 1977, aged about 24 years old during the Rising. Served in Columcille Hall, Michael Dwyer Club, Skippers Alley (off Merchants Quay), North Brunswick Street and Father Matthew Hall, Church Street. Her husband Owen McKeon also fought during the Rising. She joined the Colmcille branch of Cumann na mBan in 1915 and from then, participated to all usual activities drilling, lectures etc. During the Rising, she was mainly active in the 1st Battalion IRA area and she helped by cooking in Fr. Matthew Hall as she didn't know first aid. She did not visit prisoners but sent goods to them. She left the organisation in 1919.


McKeon Owen

 

McKeon William

 

McLoughlin Peter

 

Mac Meachtaigh, M.

 

MacMearmar, Maighnas

 

McMenarigh Joseph

 

McNally Francis

 

MacNamara Patrick

 

MacNamara James

 

McNestry Patrick. Volunteer, “F” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin brigade, Irish Volunteers. Fought in the Four Courts and Church Street areas. He was born in Dublin and employed as a silversmith. He was a well know Association Football player and was a total abstainer from alcohol and a member of the Sacred Heart Sodality in Phibsboro. Arrested after the Rising he was sentenced to Penal Servitude for life serving time in Portland Prison where he received punishment from breaking through cell walls. On Sunday the 17th of June 1917 along with all other male prisoners from the Rising still in custody he was taken from Pentonville Prison London, he was put on a special train to Euston Station and then to Holyhead where they were put on board the Mail Steamer Munster and then to Kingstown where a train took them to Westland Row Station Dublin, they arrived on the morning of Monday the 18th and were greeted by a large cheering crowd. He died from Typhoid Fever on the 16th of October 1920 while living in Cork where he was employed at Egan jewellers Patrick Street. At the time of his death he was Staff Officer with “C” Company, 1st battalion, Cork Brigade I.R.A.

 

McNulty Michael J. Died in 1948. He joined the Volunteers in 1913 serving with A Company 1st Dublin Brigade. He fought in the North King Street area during the Rising and was detained in Stafford Jail after the Rising. He was buried in Glasnevin where a party of I.R.A. Veterans fired a volley over the grave and the last post was sounded, the coffin was draped in the Tricolour. His brother Peadar also took part in the Rising.

 

McNulty Peadar. “A” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1890 died on the 19th of June 1948, aged about 26 years old during the Rising. He fought in the North Brunswick Street. Church Street and King Street areas. Peadar McNulty served as a Volunteer, Section Commander and First Lieutenant with the Irish Volunteers and as a First Lieutenant and Company Commanding Officer with the IRA. He also served as Officer Commanding of Republic Police with the 1st Battalion Dublin Brigade IRA. In the weeks immediately preceding the Easter Rising McNulty assisted Michael Staines in the removal of arms and following the surrender he was interned until August 1916. Following his release he assisted in the reorganisation of his company and in the securing, storage and transportation of arms. In 1919 he took part in the raid on Collinstown Aerodrome and in February 1920 on the raid on British and Irish Shipping's storage depot as well as the burning of an income tax office in Beresford Place, Dublin. Peadar McNulty used his position as an auctioneer working on sales for the British Disposals Board to obtain military stores, equipment and plans for the Irish Volunteers during 1919. Later in 1920 he was mobilised for a cancelled attempt to rescue Kevin Barry. Peadar McNulty also mobilised for an attack on suspected British intelligence operatives on 21 November 1920, Bloody Sunday, at 397 North Circular Road and 6 Marlboro Road. The attacks did not take place as the intended victims were not on site. In July 1921 McNulty also mobilised for an aborted attack on the RIC in Aughrim Street and for a cancelled planned city wide attack on British forces on the 9th of July. During the Truce Period Peadar McNulty resigned as Company Commander and became Officer Commanding of 1 Battalion Dublin Brigade IRA Police. At the outbreak of the Civil War in June 1922 he took part in fighting against National Army forces at Jenkinson's on Capel Street and at 44 Parnell Square. After being briefly arrested at the beginning of August 1922 Peadar McNulty was rearrested on the 27th of that month and interned until November 1923 having undergone a hunger strike while in detention. He was president of the Irish Auctioneers and Estate Agents Association. His brother Michael also took part in the Rising.


McQuaile May nee Moloney

 

Magee Michael

 

Maguire Thomas

 

Manning Peadar (Peter), Killed in Action.

 

Martin Kathleen

 

Mason Frank. “B” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 8th of March 1897 died on the 14th of August 1962, aged 19 years old during the Rising. Work for Dublin & South Eastern Railway. Fought in the Brunswick Street, Church Street Bridge, Four Court and King’s Inns Quay areas. Detained until December 1916. During the War of Independence Frank Mason served as Lieutenant of Signallers 1 Battalion, Dublin Brigade IRA. He also took part in fighting against National Army forces at the outbreak of the Civil War in June 1922 in Dublin at Fowler Hall, Rutland Square and the Hamman Hotel, O'Connell Street.


 

Mason G.

 

Meade Henry

 

Meade Walter

 

Meade William

 

Merrigan Michael

 

Merrigan Thomas

 

Mooney Patrick

 

Morkan Eamon (Eddie). Received a deep cut to the thigh when he cut himself with his sheath knife when jumping over a barricade. The wound was dressed by Cumann na mBan Captain Aine Heron in a First Aid station on Church Street.

 

Morkan Phyllis

 

Mulkearns James J. (James J Mulkerns') He was also known as The Rajah of Frongoch, after the drama company in the prison camp, in which he played a leading role.

 

Mullen Peter

 

Mulligan Margaret. Ard Craobh Branch, Cumann na mBan. Born on the 6th of May 1886 died on the 28th of May 1947, aged 29 years old at the time of the Rising. Served at the Four Courts, King's Inns Quay and Church Street. She joined Cumann na mBan early in 1916. From the Tuesday of the Rising until the surrender she was at Lennon’s on Church Street, her main duties were helping with the cooking. She avoided arrest after the surrender, when she left Lennon’s she took a loaf of bread with her and when stopped by two British Soldiers she produced the brad and told them she was out looking for food for her family. She had no further service and did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Munroe Thomas J.

 

Murnane Liam

 

Murnane Margaret nee Martin.  Colmcille Branch, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1893, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Served in the Father Matthew Hall, Church Street, and Michael Dwyer Club, Skippers Alley (off Merchants Quay). Her husband Liam also served during the Rising. She was mostly engaged in cooking and attended Mrs O'Gorman for first aid work. She remains active in the branch until 1919 attending parades, general election work. She discontinues her activities in 1919, when she got married.


Murphy Bernard. Volunteer, B Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1885 died on the 29th of September 1938, aged about 31 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at the Four Courts and Church Street area. He joined the Volunteers at he inaugural meeting at the Rotunda in 1913. He was not arrested after the surrender and had no further service. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Murphy Eileen nee Walsh

 

Murphy Francis Charles

 

Murphy Hubert J

 

Murphy Martin

 

Murphy Michael. (Miceál Ua Murcada) F Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1891 died on the 16th of February 1953, aged about 25 years old at the time of the Rising. He joined the Volunteers in London in 1914 and came to Ireland in December 1915. .He was taken to Richmond Barracks after the surrender and then deported first to Lewes Prison where he was kept until July, he was then transferred to Woking where he remained for three of four weeks and then to Frongoch, he was released on the 23rd of December. He resumed importing arms and ammunition for the Volunteers soon after release and also assisted in reorganising the Volunteers in 1917. During the War of Independence he was employed in the Hotel Workers' Branch, Transport Union and that he was instructed by Michael Collins to source reliable hotel workers who would provide information regarding the movements of British agents. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War during which he was present at the attempted blowing up of Kilcullen Bridge and that he came under fire from National Army forces. He was arrested in November 1922 and interned until December 1923.

 

Murphy Michael. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 20th of October 1968, aged about 23 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Blackhall Street, North Brunswick Street, Church Street and Church Street Hall. He escaped after the surrender but was arrested about a week after at his place of work in Jacobs’ Factory. He was deported and released from Frongoch about the 24th of December 1916. On Friday the 5th of May he was among those ordered by Commandant Daly to rescue members of the D.M.P. (Dublin Metropolitan Police) from Bridewell and bring them to Church Street Hall. He re-joined the company in January 1917 before going to Liverpool in April 1917. While there he was among those who formed an unaffiliated company in which he was assigned the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He was involved in the capture of 13 rifles, 5000 rounds of ammunition and other equipment from British Army Officers' training Corp at Everton Valley. He then moved to Newcastle where he joined a Nationalists' Club before moving to Glasgow in 1919. He joined the 1st Scottish Company, Irish Volunteers, Glasgow where he was involved in intelligence work. By the outbreak of the Civil War he had returned to Dublin and took the Anti-Treaty side and was involved in the attempted release of men from the Clarence Hotel.


Murphy William

 

Murphy Joseph M.

 

Murtagh Laurence J.

 

Murtagh Patrick

 

Musgrave Denis J.

 

Neary Denis

 

Neilan Arthur James. “D” Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 24th if November 1944, aged about 21 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Four Courts, King's Inns Quay and Church Street Bridge areas. Interned until August of 1916. During the War of Independence he took part in unsuccessful attempt to kill a member of the British Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Brown, on Ailesbury Road on 20 November 1920, Bloody Sunday, and in an ambush of British Forces at Terenure RIC Barracks in January 1921. Civilian employment with the Army Corps of Engineers and service with the Defence Forces as a Private with the 2nd Field Company of the Army Corps of Engineers from 12th of  June 1940 to his death. His Brother Lieutenant Gerald Aloysius Neilan 10th Battalion Dublin Fusiliers was killed during the Rising at Mendicity Institute on Usher Island.


Nevin Patrick. Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 2nd of December 1895 died on the 6th of July 1977, aged 20 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in the area of Church Street and the Four Courts. He was detained after the surrender and deported first to Knutsford and then Frongoch, he was released in August 1916. He re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation and served throughout the War of Independence. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and fought at Fowler Hall and was in the Four Courts when the National Army attacked.

 

Ni Briain Eilis nee Elliot


Noonan Christopher. (Nunan). 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1894 died on the 20th of April 1953, aged about 22 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in the Four Courts, North Brunswick Street and Church Street.


O Braonain Eamonn


O’Brien John. He was born in Saint Michan’s Parish Dublin and a member of the Sacred Heart Sodality in Saint Michan’s Parish and prefect of Saint Dominick’s Boys Temperance Sodality. He was a Brass Finisher by trade and a popular member of the Wolf Tone and O’Flanagan Clubs. He joined the Volunteers at their inception at the Rotunda Rink in 1913. He fought at North King Street and managed to escape arrest or capture after the surrender. He died from Septic Pneumonia on the 5th of July 1918. 


O Briain Sean


O Briain Thomas

 

O’Brien Michael

 

O’Brien Patrick

 

O’Brien Patrick

 

O Canain Tomas

 

O’Carroll Annie nee O’Keeffe. Colmcille Branch, Dublin Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1899 died on the 7th of November 1965, aged about 16 years old during the Rising. Served in Michael Dwyer Club, Skippers Alley, off Merchants Quay, Dublin

 

O’Carroll Mary nee O’Sullivan. Caitlin Ní hUallachain Branch (Fairview Branch), Cumann na mBan. Born in 1882 died on the 19th of January 1960, aged about 34 years old during the Rising. Served in Reis's Building, Hibernian Bank, O' Connell Street, Four Courts, and King’s Inns Quay areas. Was detained until May 10th 1916. Did not serve during the War of Independence or Civil War.


O’Carroll Michael

 

O’Carroll Sean

 

O Ceallachain Donnchadh. (Denny/Denis O’Callaghan) Captain “A” Company, with men from “A” and “C” Companies he captured Linenhall Barracks taking about 20 British Soldiers and some ancillary workers prisoners. The prisoners were held in Father Matthew Hall until the end of the week. Linenhall Barracks were set on fire by the Volunteers, the fire burned for several days. Also took part in the raid on the Magazine Fort in the Phoenix Park. Convicted by Court martial and sentenced to death, commuted by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief to 10 years penal servitude.

 

O Cearbhaill Liam

 

O Cearbhaill Peadar

 

O’Conaill Mort (Mortimer O’Connell) 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 31st of January 1894 died on the 22nd of May 1956, aged 22 at the time of the Rising. Fought in the Four Courts area, Mary’s Lane, Church Street and Father Matthew Hall. He was deported after the surrender first to Stafford then Frongoch. He was one of the men responsible for guarding Bulmer Hobson when he was kidnapped at the outset of the Rising. He became clerk of the Dail in about 1948.


O Conallan M.

 

O’Connor John

 

O’Connor John S. "F" Company 1st Battalion was stationed in North King Street / Jameson's Distillery during Easter week. He was imprisoned in Frongoch with his brother Tommy. Later he qualified as a solicitor, was elected to Dail Eireann as a Fianna Fail T.D for West Dublin 1944 to 1948. He was election agent for President Sean T.O'Kelly and President Eamonn de Valera. He died 3/11/1967.

 

O’Connor Patrick J.

 

O’Connor Thomas D. (Tommy). He was due to go to Germany or the U.S in April 1916 but when he learned the Rising was to take place he remained in Dublin and served with his brother John S. O’Connor in F Company. He joined the Liverpool Circle of the I.R.B. in 1915 being sworn in by the centre Joe Gleeson. Through Sean T. O’Kelly he became acquainted with Tom Clarke and Sean McDermott for whom he carried out special duties the main duty being to maintain communications between Ireland and Clan na Gael in the U.S., his contacts in the U.S. were John Devoy, John T. Ryan and Joe McGarritty, he took any job going on the boats sailing between Liverpool and the U.S. in order to deliver communications.

Communications were made by means of a code made up of numbers representing a letter A=11 B=12 C-13 D=14 E=15 F=21 G=22 and so on, Z was not used and numbers which included 6 7 8 or 9 were not used as code but were included in order to confuse anyone attempting to break the code.


O’ConnorTommy was born on the 31st of January 1885 and died on the 6th of January 1955. He was detained in Frongoch after the Rising.


O’Dea Michael

 

O’Doherty Fionan

 

O’Doherty Liam

 

O Donnabhain Conn (Cornelius O'Donovan).  Volunteer (Captain), F Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1888 died on the 16th of September 1965, aged about 28 years old during the Rising. Fought at Blackhall Street, North King Street and the Four Courts. He was a native of Cashlesky, Clonakilty County Cork. He was President of the Keating Branch of the Gaelic League in Dublin. He joined the Volunteers at the inaugural meeting at the Rotunda. He was deported after the Rising and after Court Martial where he was sentenced to Death commuted to Penal Servitude he was released from Maidstone on the 15th of June 1917. He re-joined the Irish Volunteers on release. He was in charge of a company at the South Armagh election in February 1918. He was arrested in May 1918 and interned until February or March 1919 in connection with the German Plot. In the summer of 1919 he spent two weeks in Glendore training camp. He was arrested in November 1920 before been released in December 1921 from Ballykinlar. He held the rank of Battalion Vice Officer Commanding for Third Battalion, South Dublin Brigade. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was in Crooksling Barracks and was involved in an armed exchange with National Forces prior to escaping. He joined up with members of the Tipperary Flying Column who were in the area.

 

O’Duffy Sean M.

 

O’Flanagan Francis

 

O’Flanagan George

 

O’Flanagan Maurice

 

O’Flanagan Michael

 

O’Flanagan Patrick, Killed in Action.

 

O Foghludha Michael

 

O’Gorman Liam

 

O’Gorman Mary Christina nee Hayes.  Attached to 1st Ard Craobh Branch (Central Branch), Cumann na mBan. Born in 1876, aged about 40 years old during the Rising. Served in the Hibernian Bank and Father Matthew Hall, Church Street. She joined the Cumann na mBan Central Branch in 1913 or 1914 and that she was appointed in charge of the first-aid station at Father Matthew Hall, on Church Street and was still a member of the organisation in the aftermath of the Rising, mainly active in North County Dublin.


O’Hanlon Bernard

 

O’Hanlon Patrick

 

O hEigeartaigh Diarmuid

 

O’Kelly Michael

 

O’Leary Patrick Joseph

 

O Loingsigh Miceal

 

O Loinsigh Fionan

 

Oman Robert

 

O’Moore Sean Died 20th of September 1962, his wife Esther Wisely O’Moore was in the G.P.O. during the Rising.



Image: John O’Grady.

O Murchadha Brian

 

O Murchadha Cristoir

 

O Murchadha Michael

 

O’Neill Joseph

 

O’Neill Michael

 

O’Neill Patrick Francis

 

O’Neill William

 

O Nuallain Tomas

 

O’Reardan Michael

 

O’Reilly Luke J.

 

O’Reilly Peter

 

O’Reilly Thomas 

 

O'Riain Liam (William Ryan). Volunteer, C Company, 1st battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1901 died on the 13th of Amy 1967, aged about 15 years old at the time of the Rising. Served at Blackhall Place, Father Matthew Hall, the Four Courts and Church Street. Due to his young age he was involved in delivering messages between the various barricades and the Four Courts. He was arrested by the Military on the Thursday night of the Rising are released on the Friday morning, he resumed his duties but was arrested again on the Friday and held until the Saturday morning. He went home after being released the second time. Soon after the Rising he went to Mount Saint Joseph’s in Roscrea County Tipperary where he trained to be a teacher. He had no active involvement in the Ear of Independence and took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was attached to the to the Intelligence staff of the Mid Tipperary Brigade delivering messages. He was arrested and detained for about a week.


O Scollaighe Michael

 

O’Sullivan James. Born in Cork he had been a number of years in Dublin where he was an active member of the Irish-Ireland movement. He was a member of the McHale Branch of the Gaelic League and a good friend of Commandant Daly under whom he served as Captain during Easter Week. He was sentenced to death prisoner number q100.

 

Parker Bernard. Volunteer, A Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1885 died on the 19th of May 1950, aged about 31 years old during the Rising. Fought at North Brunswick Street, Church Street and the Four Courts. He joined the Volunteers at their inception in 1913. Although he was in the Four Courts at the surrender he was in civilian clothes and managed to escape by walking out the back door of the Four Courts. Although not involved in the Bloody Sunday attacks on British Agents he was interned on the Wednesday after Bloody Sunday and interned in Ballykinlar until December 1921. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Parker Ellen nee O’Flanagan

 

Plunkett James P. Volunteer (Company Adjutant and Intelligence Officer), C Company, 1st battalion, Dublin brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1898 died on the 7th of June 1970 aged about 18 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Blackhall Place, the Four Courts, Church Street, North King Street and Father Matthew Hall. He joined the Volunteers in 1915. He was injured on the Saturday morning of the Rising sometime between 3am and 4am. He was taken to Father Matthew Hall for treatment then transferred to Richmond Hospital by Doctor Flanagan and a Priest. He was registered at the hospital as a civilian so avoided arrest or capture after the surrender.  He remained in hospital for 3 or 4 weeks and after release went to stay with relatives in Dunshaughlin County Meath. He remained in Meath until about February 1917. He fought in the War of Independence up to October 1921 when work took him to Athenry County Galway. He did not take part in the Civil War.


Pollard Frank D.

 

Pollard Louisa nee O’Sullivan. Central Dublin Branch, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1893 died on the 7th of June 1986, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Served in the Cabra Bridge, Four Court and King’s Inns Quay areas. Imprisoned until May 1916 in Kilmainham gaol following surrender. She was involved in transporting arms and ammunition to Cabra Bridge barricade on Monday of Easter week, following which she volunteered for service at the Four Courts where she carried out first aid until surrender.

 

Pollard Stephen Patrick. Volunteer, “C” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 17th of March 1962, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Four Courts. He joined the Volunteers at the Rotunda at the inaugural meeting in November 1913. He avoided arrest after the Rising but was arrested in November when working under the assumed name of Tom Stephens while working in a munitions factory in Parkgate Street, he was taken to Dublin Castle deported to Red March Camp in Sheffield where he was Court Martialled and charged with taking part in the Rebellion and deserting the British Army, he was sentenced to two years. He was detained in Derby Prison being released in August 1917. He joined the British Army in February 1915 and deserted about the end of 1915 taking his Lee Enfield rifle with him. He was released from prison under open arrest and was under orders to report to Blackpool in order to re-join the British Army and be posted to France, instead of going to Blackpool he returned to Dublin where he re-joined “E” Company, 1st Battalion, Irish Volunteers and acted as musket instructor and engaged in I.R.A. activities including raiding for arms and street patrols. He moved to the UK in December 1920 and took no further part in I.R.A. activities.

 

Prendergast Seán. Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 4th of April 1953, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought at Four Courts, King's Inns Quay. He was deported after the surrender, released from Frongoch about September 1916. He re-joined the Company and assisted in reorganising it. He was appointed Lieutenant in August or September 1917. During the War of Independence, around June 1921, he was involved in a raid for arms at King's Inns and succeeded in obtaining rifles and grenades. He was appointed Captain  in December 1920. He was mobilised for an aborted rescue of Kevin Barry and he was present at the burning of the Customs House on 25 May 1921. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was interned from the 2nd of  July 1922 until December 1923.

 

Rawley Albert Sylvester

 

Regan Laurence

 

John James Reid

Reid John James. (Sean) Company Sergeant Major “C” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1878 died on the 12th of January 1937, aged about 29 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Area of the Four Courts, King's Inns Quay. Imprisoned until June 1917. He was officer in command of the prisoners held at the Four Courts, at the surrender he was instructed by Edward Daly to take charge of the parade of the Four Courts garrison as the men had refused to obey any orders from the British officers present. After release from prison he was mainly involved in political work with Sinn Féin during elections in counties Sligo, Down, Clare and Armagh in 1917 and 1918. The forage cap he is wearing in the above image was worn by Volunteers serving time in civilian prisons. John James Reid served time in Lewis Jail. The cap bears his prison number q128. He was sentenced to death commuted to 10 years in prison.

Released from Pentonville Prison in June 1917, served time in Portland and Lewis Prisons.


Reynolds Joseph Francis. F Sluagh, Dublin Brigade, Fianna Éireann. Born on the 4th of October 1897 died on the 7th of March 1966, aged 18 years old during the Rising. Fought at Marlborough Barracks, North Brunswick Street, the G.P.O., the Four Courts, Church Street and at Father Matthew Hall. On the Saturday and Sunday and the Monday morning of the Rising under orders from Liam Staines to watch Marlboro Barracks and report troop movements, he remained at this post until after noon on the Monday. During the Rising he carried dispatches between several outposts and to headquarters in the G.P.O. and was also involved in moving ammunition from the G.P.O. to Father Matthew Hall. He was injured on the Friday and treated by Father Albert until Monday. He joined Fianna Eireann in 1915. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender and assisted in the reorganisation of Fianna Eireann. From 1917 to 1921 he served as a Fianna Éireann Company Adjutant, a Battalion Adjutant, Battalion Officer Commanding, Brigade Quartermaster and Brigade Adjutant in Dublin as well as serving for a number of months in 1918 in County Galway. He was a member of the co-ordinating council between Fianna Éireann and the IRA set up in 1920 to further cooperation and flow of members between the two organisations. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War. At the outbreak of the Civil War on the 28th of June 1922 he was serving as Quartermaster General of Fianna Éireann and was responsible for the mobilisation of the membership throughout Dublin in the fighting against National Army forces in Dublin. He fought at Hammam Hotel. He was responsible for the setting up of six Fianna Éireann Active Service Units in Dublin before he was captured in Rathmines, Dublin in September 1922. He was subsequently interned until August 1923 when he was released on medical grounds. He became Chief of Staff of Fianna Éireann for an unspecified period following his release.


Richmond John

 

Roache (Roach) Joseph. Tried on the 6th of May, sentenced to 2 years with hard labour.

 

Roche Joseph. F Company, Fianna Eireann. Born on the 15th of August 1900 died on the 28th of December 1943, aged 15 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought at Church Street, Father Matthew Hall, the Mendicity Institute and the Four Courts. He helped distribute arms and rations on Monday, on the Tuesday he assisted in building barricades in Church Street, on the Wednesday he went to the Mendicity Institute to assist in an attempted delivery of supplies but was unable to get in due to the large amount of British soldiers surrounding the building, he made two attempts to get in. He spent Thursday and Friday assisting the Four Courts Garrison and on the Saturday he went to sleep and was awoken about 8pm by a British soldier, he convinced the soldier he lived in the building and was allowed to go free. He remained a member of Na Fianna but did not take an active part in the War of Independence. About April 1922 he joined I Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, I.R.A. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War, he was garrisoned in Fowler Hall and was involved in an armed exchange with National Forces at Hughes Hotel. He took no further part in the Civil War.  

 

Ryan William. Volunteer, B Company, 1st battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Fought at Brunswick Street, Richmond Asylum, Father Matthew Hall, the Four Courts, the G.P.O. and Caple Street. He was not arrested or captured after the Surrender. After the Rising he was involved in running concerts in Parnell Square to raise funds to aid the families of imprisoned Volunteers. He was also involved in organising a football club as a cover for released Volunteers to meet and reorganise. He also took part in the Irish Volunteer Convention, election work and training in the use of arms. During the War of Independence he was on outpost duty during a raid on Independent Newspaper Offices, armed patrols and attacks on British forces in Goldsmith Street and Findlater Place. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War during which he was garrisoned in Fowler Hall and Barry's Hotel and later the Hammam Hotel.

 

Saunders Michael. Volunteer, G Company, 1st Battalion, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 30th of January 1961 at Saint Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, County Dublin. Fought at North Brunswick Street, Church Street, the Four Courts, Blackhall Place and The Bridewell on Chancery Street. It escaped arrest or capture after the Rising. During the War of Independence he served with the Lixlip Company, Kildare Brigade, I.R.A. and was  involved in the burning of the Barracks' at Celbridge and Leixlip in 1920 and the blowing up Bridges on Main Road Leixlip in January and February 1921. He was mobilised for a number of attempted attacks and operations and took part in an attack on British forces at Stacumney, County Kildare on the 4th of July 1921. He took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War and was interned in Mountjoy from July 1922 to the 23rd of January 1923.

 

Scully William

 

Sheely Charles

 

Sheerin Thomas P.

 

Sheridan James. “A” Company, 1storn in 1891 died the 8th of January 1963, aged about 25 years old during the Rising. Fought in Church Street, Area of Four Courts and King's Inns Quay areas.  James Sheridan assisted in the transporting of arms and munitions in the days prior to the outbreak of the Easter Rising and evaded arrest after the surrender. During the War of Independence he served in the transport section of the Irish Volunteers and IRA including assisting in the removal of material captured during the raid on Collinstown Aerodrome in March 1919 until arrested in November 1920. Sheridan was held at Mountjoy Prison and Ballykinlar Internment Camp until his release in May 1921. At the outbreak of the Civil War in June 1922, James Sheridan took part in fighting against National Army forces in Dublin and remained active until 1923. His Brother John also served during the Rising, see below.

 

Sheridan John.  “D” Company, 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Died on the 6th of April 1923 from tuberculosis, reportedly contracted during internment, May to December 1916. Removed from Richmond Barracks on the 30th of April and interned in Stafford Detention Barracks on the 1st of May 1916.  Fought in the Area of Four Courts, King's Inns Quay, Liberty Hall, Beresford Place, and General Post Office, O'Connell Street areas.


Shiels Henry (Harry) (Anrai O Siaghail).Volunteer, F Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1884 died on the 7th of September 1967, aged about 32 years old during the Rising. Fought at North King Street, Church Street, the Linenhall Barracks on Lisburn Street, Mary’s Abbey, Stirrup Lane and Father Matthew Hall. He joined the Volunteers in Belfast in 1913. He served with F Company Belfast Brigade up to April 1915 then came to Dublin and served with F Company Dublin Brigade. He received a bullet wound to the right elbow on Saturday the 29th of April. He was treated first at Father Matthew Hall and then taken to Richmond Hospital where he remained until the 9th of September 1916 and then two weeks at Linden Convalescent Home. After having to stay in hospital several time due to the elbow wound not healing he had his elbow joined removed in the Spring of 1918in the Mater Hospital Belfast. After the cancelled mobilisation order on the Sunday he spent Sunday night guarding Bulmer Hobson who was being held prisoner at Martin Conlon’s house in Phibsboro. He did not take part in the War of Independence or the Civil War.


Shouldice Frank. Commanded a small group of Volunteers who manned Jameson’s Malt House., which was used as a sniping post and Company Headquarters by Captain Lynch.

 

Shouldice Jack (John). Lieutenant F. Company, 1st Battalion, Irish Volunteers. Originally from Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon. Joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood in London in 1901 where he worked as a Civil Servant. Joined the Irish Volunteers at the Rotunda Meeting in November 1913. Sentenced to death for his part in the Rising the sentence was commuted to five years penal servitude by the officer presiding at the court-martial.

 

Siupteal Liam

 

Smart Thomas

 

Stephenson Mary

 

Swan Patrick Joseph. Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 1st of May 1897 died on the 18th of August 1969, aged 19 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in the Four Courts, King Street and Church Street. His brother Anthony Swan fought at the G.P.O. He was detained after the surrender being released in August 1916. On his release he re-joined his IRA unit and then joined the National Army in April 1922 serving with the Army Pay Corps. He continued to serve with the Defence Forces until his retirement at the rank of Commandant in May 1948.

 

Sweeney James Joseph (known as Joseph) Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1893 died on the 2nd of March 1947, aged about 23 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Four Courts, King's Inns Quay. He was deported after the surrender and served time in Knutsford and Frongoch being released in August 1916. During the War of Independence he took part in IRA arson attacks in Liverpool, England and was also involved in organisational work in the Sheffield area. He joined the National Army on 14 April 1922 and served throughout the subsequent Civil War. He was discharged from the Defence Forces time expired on 6 March 1924, service number 51388.

 

Thornton Brigid nee Lyons. (Medical Doctor). Commandant, Galway Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1896 died on the 17th of April 1987, aged about 20 years old during the Rising. She joined Cumann na mBan in 1915 at University College Galway and spent Easter Week in the Four Courts where she got arrested and imprisoned in Kilmainham until 10 May 1916. She continued to assist in the formation of Cumann na mBan branches in Galway, gave 1st aid lectures and from 1917, worked in South Longford and Clare elections. She continued to carry dispatches, collect funds and she purchased arms and ammunition in Dublin from April 1920 to March 1921. She was demobilised from the Army Medical Services on 31 January 1924. She served in the National Forces with the rank of Lieutenant Medical Officer equivalent to a rank of Commandant from the 13th of November 1922 was demobilised from the Army Medical Services on 31 January 1924, women were not permitted to serve in the army, any female medical staff were regarded as attached to the army. He National Army service number was SDR3901.


 

Tierney Michael

 

Liam Tobin

Tobin Liam. (William). Volunteer, “C” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1895 died on the 30th of April 1963, aged about 21 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Four Courts. Captured after the Rising 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 imprisoned in Portland and Lewes Prisons being released in May 1917. He served with the Irish Volunteers and IRA from 1917 to 1922 through the War of Independence and Truce Period and with the National Army. He served as Director of Intelligence from October to December 1922, through the Civil War in 1922 and 1923. He was dismissed from the Defence Forces on 28 March 1924. He also served as Aide de Camp to the Governor General. He was also employed by the Irish Hospital Sweeps and as Superintendent of the Oireachtais at Leinster House.

 

Tobin Michael

 

Travers Edward. Volunteer, F Company, 1st battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1898 died on the 21st of May 1954, aged about 18years old during the Rising. Fought at North King Street, Church Street and the Four Courts. He escaped capture or arrest after the Rising and re-joined the Volunteers on reorganisation in 1917. He served throughout the War of Independence and took the Anti-Treaty side in the Civil War. During the War of Independence he was interned at Ballykinlar, 1920-1921, his activities included destruction of Freeman's Journal offices, Middle Abbey Street, Dublin, on the 30th of March 1922, subsequent occupation of Four Courts and other engagements in central Dublin when captured and interned by National Forces, September 1922 - January 1923.


Ui Chonnallan Martin. Martin Conlon. Lieutenant, “F” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1879 died on the 20th of January 1965, aged about 37 years old during the Rising. Fought in the Four Courts, King's Inns Quay, Church Street, North King Street and Father Matthew Hall areas.  During the latter part of Eater Week 1916 he served as a First Aid officer. From 1919 onwards he served in Irish Volunteers and IRA Intelligence under Michael Collins and was appointed to act as substitute for Collins on the Executive of the Irish Volunteers, he never had to take up this position. At the outbreak of the Civil War he volunteered his services to Diarmuid O' Hegarty who states that he took him onto his staff at the rank of Lieutenant working largely in connection with the recruitment and posting of National Army forces to and from the Curragh until his return to civilian life in September 1922. O' Hegarty states that Conlon was unpaid for his work and, to his knowledge, never gazetted.  His wife Peig Conlon also served during Easter Week.


 

Ui Chonnallan, Peig Bean/ Conlon. Árd Craobh (Central Branch), Dublin Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1885 died on the 5th of May 1963, aged about 31 years old during the Rising. She served in Father Matthew Hall, Church Street. Peig Conlon carried a despatch from Thomas Clarke in Dublin to Mícheál Ó Droighneáin (Michael Thornton) in Spiddal, County Galway on Thursday 20 April 1916, Bulmer Hobson was held prisoner by order of the Irish Volunteers General Headquarters at her home in the days immediately leading up to the Easter Rising. During the War of Independence her home was used as a safe house and drop off point for despatches by senior Irish Volunteers and IRA officers. Her husband Martin Conlon also served in the Rising.


Eilís Bean Uí Conaill (née Ní Riain). (Also recorded as Eilis O'Connell, Ni Conaill Eilis, Ni Riain, Ui Conaill Eilis nee Ni Riain). Ard Craobh Branch (Central Branch), Dublin Brigade, Cumann na mBan. Born in 1894 died on the 23rd of December 1981, aged about 22 years old during the Rising. She was employed as a Shorthand typist, Department of Industry and Commerce.  


Walsh James

 

Walsh Philip, Killed in Action.

 

Ward George. Volunteer, F Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 15th of May 1887 died on the 10th of March 1952, aged 28 years old at the time of the Rising. Fought in the area of Church Street and Bow Lane Distillery, he served at May Lane, off Church Street to Bow Street Distillery (John Jameson's premises, separate from William Jameson's on Marrowbone Lane) and to Four Courts, from which he surrendered. He was deported after the surrender first to Knutsford and then Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch in July 1916. He took no part in the War of Independence or Civil War due to family reasons.

 

Ward Sean. Volunteer, F Company, 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1886 died on the 30th of July 1956, aged about 30 years old during the Rising. Fought at Moore’s Coach Builders North Brunswick Street and the area of North Brunswick Street, North King Street, and the area of Church Street. He was not interned following the Easter Rising, he was one of those that kept the battalion operating until reorganisation. During the War of Independence he took part in the burning of Raheny Barracks. He was wounded and taken prisoner during the burning of the Customs House in May 1921. He was interned until December 1921. He enlisted in the National Forces at Portobello Barracks in August or September 1922 and was demobilised on the 7th of March 1924 at the rank of Captain. Army service number 3204.

 


George Whelan is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery
Whelan George. Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1881 died on the 28th of August 1940, aged about 35 years old during the Rising. Fought at Blackhall Place, Church Street and the Four Courts.  Following his participation in the 1916 Easter Rising George Whelan was interned until August 1916. During the War of Independence he was arrested and interned from December 1920 to November 1921. He took no part in the Civil War.


Williams John Joseph. Section Commander, “F” Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 3rd of May 1889 died on the 3rd of July 1956, aged 35 years old during the Rising. Employed as a book-binder. Fought in the North King Street, Church Street, Four Courts and King's Inns Quay areas. In the weeks preceding the 1916 Rising he served as part of the guard for Irish Volunteers General Headquarters meetings. On Friday 21 April 1916 he was also picked as one of those detailed to watch British military and police installations in Dublin to warn of possible British raids/activities against the Irish Volunteers. Following the surrender Williams was sentenced to death, later commuted to 10 years penal servitude and was released in June 1917. During the War of Independence he served on IRA armed patrols, transported arms and took part in an unsuccessful ambush at Phibsboro Road. At the outbreak of the Civil War in June 1922 he took part in fighting against National Army forces in Dublin at Fowler Hall, Barry's Hotel and Hammond Hotel. In the following weeks and months he took part in a number of IRA operations including attacks on Broadstone Railway Station, destruction of rail and communications systems, raids on post offices, an attack on a bridge at Ballymun in August 1922 he was part of the unsuccessful IRA operation to destroy bridges surrounding Dublin, holding up of members of the C.I.D. outside Mountjoy Jail in October 1922 and the burning of the General Post Office at the Rotunda Rink in November 1922.


Wilson Mark. C Company, 1st battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born in 1892 died on the 22nd of December 1971, aged about 24 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Four Courts. Arrested after the surrender he was taken to Richmond Barracks deported to Stafford Jail and then to Frongoch, he was released from Frongoch in August 1916. He re-joined the Irish Volunteers upon release. He was attached to intelligence work and was arrested on the 2nd of November 1920 and interned until the 8th December 1921. Enlisted in the National Forces on the 13th of December 1922 at Portobello Barracks. Resigned from the Defence Forces on the 20th of February 1929 at the rank of Captain.


Yourell Thomas. Volunteer, C Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers. Born on the 15th of September 1883 died on the 18th of January 1958, aged 32 years old during the Rising. Fought at the Four Courts, Queen Street, Church Street and Hay Market. He was not arrested or captured after the surrender. On the Thursday morning of the Rising he was under heavy fire on the barricades around Hay Markey when a woman took him in and sheltered him for several days. He served throughout the War of Independence. He did not take part in the Civil War.