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  • WS Ref #: 1293 , Witness: John Dwyer, Member IRA, Wexford, 1921

    • ... ROINN COSANTA. BUREAU OF MILITARY HISTORY, 1913-21. STATEMENT BY WITNESS. DOCUMENT NO. W.S. 1.293 Witness John Dwyer, Tomalossitt, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Identity. Member of 'A' Company (later 'C' Company) North Wexford Brigade, 1914-1921. Subject. National activities, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford ...

    • ... STATEMENT BY MR. JOHN DWYER Tomalossitt, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. I joined the Irish Volunteers in Enniscorthy in 1914. The company which I joined was later known as A/Company, North Wexford Brigade. Seámus Rafter was Company Captain. At first there were only about 12 members, but by the time ...

    • ... 3. Co. Wexford, was also present. He was in tears. He did not address us while I was there. He may have addressed the others before I arrived; as I said before, our party was the last to reach the Athenaeum. Commandant Galligan, who had been our 0/C. in Ferns, was not present at this parade. I ...

    • ... . With members of the North Wexford Flying Column, wider Paddy Kenny of Ballycarney, we went to Kelly's ...

  • WS Ref #: 1298 , Witness: Patrick Doyle, Officer IRA, Wexford, 1921

    • ... Witness Patrick Doyle, The Piers, Co olree Ballindaggin, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford Identity. Quartermaster North Wexford Brigade, 1921 - Truce. Subject. Irish Volunteer activities Ballindaggin, Co. Wexford, 1914-1921, Conditions, if any, Stipulated by Witness. Nil File No Form ...

    • ... in County Carlow just across the Wexford border. A label bearing the words, "Spies and Informers beware ... place. Up to this time the Wexford Brigade area included all County Wexford and a small part of County Wicklow. It was now decided to divide the area and form two brigades, namely the North Wexford ...

    • ... was one of the largest ever seen in County Wexford. Most of the Volunteers in North Wexford marched ...

    • ... , and Monageer, all in County Wexford, and the following areas which are in County Wicklow - Carnew ...

    • ... STATEMENT BY PATRICK DOYLE, "The Piers", Coolree, Ballindaggin, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. About May, 1914, my brothers Tom and Jim, Jack Larkin, Dan Kelly and I started a Company of the Irish Volunteers in Ballindaggin area. There were about fifteen men in the Company, and we were drilled ...

    • ... "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Wexford Brigade. Seamus Rafter was Battalion 0/C., T.D. Sinnott, Vice O/C ...

    • ... shotguns. District Inspector Lee Wilson was the first of the enemy to be shot in County Wexford. He ...

    • ... My brother Jim then went to Borris, County Carlow, to a Volunteer named Paddy Hogan who had a car for hire to ask him to come to "The Piers" to take Thornton and Tobin out of County Wexford. When Hogan was coming through the Scullogue Gap he was held up by the R.I.C., one of them told him ...

  • WS Ref #: 1344 , Witness: Maire Fitzpatrick, Officer Cumann na mBan, Wexford, 1921

    • ... Witness Maire, Bean Mhic Giolla Phadraig, 16 St. John's Villas, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Identity. Adjutant, North Wexford Brigade Cumann na mBan, 1920-1923. Subject. Cumann na mBan, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, 1914-1923. Conditions, if any, Stipulated by Witness. Nil File No. S.2653 Form B.S.M.2 ...

    • ... 4. Wexford. The town was packed with his supporters. I never knew what the big noises in de Lacy's ... for Wexford at 6 a.m. on the Sunday of Redmond's big meeting in a rowboat from Enniscorthy to Wexford, Larry de Lacy, Liam Mellows, Frank Green, Mrs. Green and myself. When we arrived in Wexford we met ...

    • ... depot. Members of Cumann na mBan worked hard that week. I was sent to Wexford with an important ... troops landing in Wexford. In fact, they were already in Wexford town and allowing no one out of town ...

    • ... STATEMENT BY MAIRE BEAN MAC GIOLLA PADHAIG (née Moran) 16 St. John's Villas, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. I was born in a house in Church St., Enniscorthy, fourth of a family of six. My father carried on a tailor's business and what a father! When we were kids we used to say of dad - Ireland first ...

    • ... 5. The week previous to Easter Week was a busy one in our house. Guns that were stored there had to be delivered to certain men. On the eve of the Rising I cycled to Wexford with an important dispatch from Seumas Doyle to Bob Brennan. I remember my brother Seàn meeting me on the Enniscorthy Bridge ...

  • WS Ref #: 1345 , Witness: Maire Fitzpatrick, Officer Cumann na mBan, Wexford, 1921

    • ... Witness Maire, Bean Mhic Giolla Phadraig, 16 St. John's Villas, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Identity. Adjutant, North Wexford Brigade, Cumann na mBan, 1920-1923. Subject. Cumann na mBan, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, 1914-1923. Conditions, if any, Stipulated by Witness. Nil File No. S.2653 Form B.S.M.2 ...

    • ... , Co. Wexford. Activities of North Wexford Brigade Cumann na mBan From 191k to 1923. A branch ... and Tuesday of Easter Week, 1916, a member was doing despatch work from Enniscorthy to Wexford, and on Wednesday she brought guns and ammunition from Wexford to Enniscorthy. On Thursday, Cumann na mBan ...

    • ... , every parish in North Wexford was organised, and, by 1919, twenty-seven branches had been established in north Wexford and a small part of south Wicklow. This was the area covered by the North Wexford Brigade, I.R.A. ...

    • ... -7- helping the Active Service Unit. They also knitted and washed for the column. After the Cease Fire in 1923, members were active, helping prisoners, their dependants and collecting for them. The Cumann na mBan in North Wexford, from 1920 to 1923, had a hard and difficult task. They had to put up ...

    • ... -5- The twenty-seven branches in the four battalion areas were working splendidly. North Wexford was being constantly patrolled by soldiers, Black and Tans, R.I.C. and spies. The general activities ... . These activities were by no means easy to carry out. North Wexford is a network of by-roads connecting ...

    • ... in Newtownbarry. As all members helping the active service unit in North Wexford had service during ...

  • WS Ref #: 1373 , Witness: Edward Balfe, OC Wexford Brigade IRA, 1920

    • ... ROINN COSANTA. BUREAU OF MILITARY HISTORY, 1913-21. STATEMENT BY WITNESS. DOCUMENT NO. W.S. 1,373 Witness Edward Balfe, 28 Shannon Hill, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Identity. Acting 0/C. Wexford Brigade, 1920. Subject. Irish Volunteer activities, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, 1913-1921. Conditions ...

    • ... was raided and a quantity of gelignite taken. 1919. I was appointed commandant of 1st Battalion, Wexford ... of March 1920, I was elected brigade commandant, Wexford Brigade, in succession to T.D. O'Sionoid ...

    • ... STATEMENT BY EDWARD BALFE 28 Shannon Hill, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. It was in 1913, when a few of the boys - after attending their Irish language classes in the Gaelic League Rooms - met with a few other lads. There were about twelve in all and they were discussing the arming of Northern Ireland ...

    • ... Quay, the Wexford road an the Turret-Rocks, overlooking the town. From another angle ...

    • ... , I handed over 192 of the above detonators to the National troops stationed in Wexford town who used ...

    • ... got any more. We left by lorries, and a couple of other prisoners were picked up at Wexford Militia ...

    • ... that the Wexford Brigade had been divided into two separate brigades, north and south. The next morning I decided ...

  • WS Ref #: 125 , Witness: Robert Brennan, Publicity Department, Dail Eireann, 1921

    • ... A. PERSONAL FACTORS. 1. The Irish Volunteers. 2. No. 3. Wexford Batt. Wexford Brigade and later ... . Wexford Batt. At that time an order arrived from Comdt. Pearse that I was to take up the position ... . 10. Prior to the Rising Sean Sinnott, Mount John, Grogan's Road, Wexford, was Comdt., Wexford ...

    • ... of Missions, now P.P. of Glynn, Co. Wexford. 8. I believe it was Seumas Doyle, Adjutant ... . We did destroy portion of the main line between Wexford and Enniscorthy, but not before a train had arrived from Wexford. This train was the usual train intended to bring workers from Enniscorthy ...

    • ... p.m. on Newtown Road near Wexford Park. If the purport of the rest of this question is to show ... was the result: If the countermanding order had not been issued we would have had on Sunday the whole Wexford Brigade out. As it was the Wexford Town Battn., with the exception of a few individuals, did not come ...

    • ... 3 aid V.Comdt. Wexford Edo., showed me a communication from Pearse purporting to order a number ... from the Kilkenny Bde. (which was to have acted in concert with Wexford) saying that because ... carbines in Dublin and by making pikes. My wife organised first aid classes in Wexford ...

    • ... forces in Wexford area and I believe this information was forwarded to H.Q. 13-19. I don't have any ... Sinnott, Vice Comdt. of the Brigade, and Comdt. Wexford Battn. The courier travelled by train to Wexford. I think the hearer was Miss Min Ryan (Mrs. Mulcahy), but it may have been Miss K. Brady ...

    • ... 5. 6 my house to await news from Dublin by the night train. The Wexford officers assembled ... expected from England. Myles Redmond was ordered to mobilise the volunteers in South Wexford. At 6 ... to Enniscorthy, Lieut. Redmond arrived from Wexford with an order from Ginger that we were not to proceed ...

    • ... and subsequently other posts in North Wexford. 24. See above. 25. I held that if any considerable action was taken ... (a). Generally, every man in the Wexford Area knew that the mobilisation for Easter Sunday meant a Rising and the same was true for the subsequent mobilisation. (b). I think most of the Wexford units realised ...

    • ... , and individuals from Wexford and Gorey. 8. From Comdt. Paul Galligan who had got a verbal order from James ... scouts to various points to warn of any approach from Wexford town where the British assembled some ... Wexford area. 10-13. I do not know. I. WIRELESS. 1-5. I do not know. ...

    • ... 2. 15. 1906, I think. It might have been earlier or later. Wexford Circle. Met in various houses ... . was responsible for the organisation of the I.V. in Wexford. 2. By insuring that the officers were ... of members of I.R.B. in my house at Somerville, Wexford, and stated that war between Germany and England ...

    • ... couriers were police or military from Wexford. 2. The three R.I.C. men who came to Enniscorthy from Arklow ... . SURRENDER. 1. On Saturday a copy of a special edition of the Wexford Free Press was brought in telling ...

    • ... . DOCUMENT3. 1. The letter from Colonel French offering to conduct two officers from the Co. Wexford Bde ...

  • WS Ref #: 1258 , Witness: John Carroll, Captain IRA, Wexford, 1921

    • ... Witness John Carroll, 26, St. Aidan's Villas, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Identity. O/C. 'A' Company (Enniscorthy) 1st Battalion North Wexford Brigade, 1920 Subject. 'A' Company Irish Volunteers, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, 1914-1923. Conditions, if any, Stipulated by Witness. Nil File No S.2555 Form B.S.M.2 ...

    • ... ORIGINAL BUREAU OF MILITARY HISTORY 1913-21 BURO STAIRE MILEATA1913-21 No. W.S. 1258 STATEMENT BY MR. JOHN CARROLL, 26, St. Aidan’s Villas, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. I joined the Enniscorthy Company of the Irish Volunteers when it was formed early in 1914. There were about sixty men in the company ...

    • ... Battalion, North Wexford Brigade, and served with that unit all through the ensuing. years until my ...

    • ... to the Volunteer movement in Wexford. His funeral from Enniscorthy to Ballindaggin churchyard was one ...

    • ... as to prevent reinforcements reaching the R.I.C. garrison. A party from the Wexford district under Those ...

    • ... got in these raids. Late in l920 the North Wexford Brigade Flying Column was established and I ...

    • ... , North Wexford Brigade, in succession to Thomas Roche who had joined the Flying Column. In February ...

  • WS Ref #: 1040 , Witness: Francis Carty, Officer IRA, Wexford, 1921

    • ... . South Wexford Bgde. 1920-1921; 0.C. 1921-1922; Divisional Training Officer, 3rd Eastern Division, April, 1922. Subject. South Wexford Brigade, 1915-1924. Conditions, if any, Stipulated by Witness. Nil ...

    • ... and he established his offices at the Talbot Hotel in Wexford. O'Sullivan, Brigade O.C., Peter ... or sixty men in Wexford military barracks and we had military police in the barracks at New Ross, Rosslare Harbour and at the two R.I.C. barracks in Wexford town. Dick Sinnott was appointed Brigade Police ...

    • ... STATEMENT BY Mr. FRANCIS CARTY, 35, Sandymount Avenue, Ballsbridge, Dublin. This deals with the 4th Battalion area, South Wexford Brigade, which included the town of Wexford and the country district ... of Wexford a military barracks containing approximately 150 British troops. They were the South Devons ...

    • ... Wexford Brigade area, named Jordan. O'Sullivan was appointed Head Centre and I was appointed Centre for Wexford town area. O'Sullivan said he had been informed by Gearoid O'Sullivan that they were ... to all concerned that we were not entirely futile. I decided that we should destroy the Wexford ...

    • ... that they would,, of course, be coming along to Wexford in a short time. I, therefore, returned to Wexford ... Brigade area and operated as a garrison in the military barracks in Wexford and also, I think ... with our Brigade staff. A meeting was held in Enniscorthy at which officers of North and South Wexford ...

    • ... . and I rang up our Captain, Joyce, who was in charge of the detachment of South Wexford Brigade men ... the men, without exception, refused to do this and they came back to Wexford town by train. We now ... no means of supporting them. Following our break with G.H.Q., Wexford Brigade South, Wexford North ...

    • ... . O'Sullivan called on the Bank of Ireland in Wexford town and, having interviewed the Manager, took from ... in the area. It should be said in regard to the South Wexford Brigade area that our efforts to preserve ... , as far as I can remember, of County Carlow and of North Wexford Brigade area. There was, however, some ...

    • ... personal details regarding my own position. My father had a shop in the main street of Wexford and I ... this very ridiculous. A large number of British troops then arrived, in Wexford town including ... in Wexford town and which I remember as a boy of 16. I remember standing outside the R.I.C. barracks ...

    • ... in Wexford Harbour where he remained for about a fortnight until he was smuggled away to England in, I ... Wexford town but as there were so many it was difficult to isolate the town completely, or for any length ... at Newtown, two miles outside Wexford, and obtained a long plank the width of the road. On this we tied ...

    • ... use of them. He waited his opportunity and one day a large convoy of troops passed out from Wexford ... military reprisal for an ambush which had been carried out by the North Wexford Brigade Flying Column. When they were returning to Wexford town that evening Bob and five other men opened fire on them ...

    • ... no difficulty in slipping back into Wexford town and popping up once more in our shop in the main street. My ... to get into the town by riding my bicycle along the railway line approaching Wexford from the south ... that they would shoot D.I. McGovern of the R.I.C., who was living in Wexford town. I assisted them ...

    • ... arranged to train us as to what we should do in such an emergency. In addition to South Wexford Brigade area I remember that officers of North Wexford were also present at Glenasmole during this week. On returning to Wexford we took over a house at Ballyann outside New Ross where a Brigade training camp ...

    • ... the schoolhouse in Ferns to Enniscorthy Castle and from that to Wexford military barracks where we had some ... from Wexford. I passed out this information to Bob Lambert and I also passed out information asking ... good-bye to our friends and relatives on Wexford railway station my mother passed me one ...

    • ... 4. the cars were driven in to the police barracks a stone was thrown at the occupants. I remember that when public bodies passed resolutions condemning the Rising, the Wexford Corporation ... Arbitration Courts were being set up, I was appointed Registrar of the Court in Wexford. This Court ...

    • ... took place in the morning and I would go out on the 10 o'clock train from Wexford town to censor ... there was considerable military activity at Killurin when my train arrived. A party of troops from Wexford ...

    • ... were put aboard one of Stafford's boats in Newport Docks and Sinnott and Joyce returned to Wexford ... safely afterwards. As well as I remember the girl remained in Wexford for four or five weeks ...

    • ... at Wexford military barracks. There were at this tine two military posts in County Wexford occupied ...

    • ... 33. After the surrender in Enniscorthy, Wexford County was constituted a Commandarea. Tommy O'Sullivan was appointed O.C. of the Commandand I was appointed hi5 Adjutant. The Tipperary men and all ... of County Wexford should be destroyed. They had only been gone a few hours when I received ...

    • ... to meet that night at 5 o'clock in the Wexford Bacon Factory, the caretaker being friendly to us ...

    • ... Campile 3rd Murrintown 4th Wexford town Those present at the Brigade Council meeting were Pat Cleary, 0.C ...

    • ... -Oglach were distributed by the Brigade Adjutant and I brought a supply of these back to Wexford town ...

    • ... fairly frequently on the morning train from Dublin to Wexford. The engine drivers usually stopped ...

    • ... was to attack the police barracks in Georges Street, Wexford town, and Seamus Hughes and Dick Sinnott went ...

    • ... into the month of July and Sean McBride arrived in Wexford town having, I think, fired some shots at a policeman ...

    • ... in quarters there. The undertaking was that when they were equipped they would return to Wexford ...

    • ... in Arklow with a Free State convoy of very large proportions which was now advancing on Wexford. ...

  • WS Ref #: 1041 , Witness: Thomas Doyle, Centre IRB, Enniscorthy, 1912; Officer IV, Wexford, 1916

    • ... ROINN COSANTA. BUREAU OF MILITARY HISTORY, 1913-21 STATEMENT BY WITNESS. DOCUMENT NO. WS. 1,041 Witness Thomas Doyle, Weafer Street, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Identity. Centre I.R.B. Circle ... , Enniscortily, Co. Wexford, 1911-1922. I Conditions, if any, Stipulated by Witness. Nil File No. S.2366 ...

    • ... Toole and Fintan Burke were sent to Wexford on Wednesday evening. I gave Burke my bicycle to go down, as our officers had made arrangements with the officers in Wexford to have some of their men, who ... to set fire to Pierce's. All the loyalists turned out, which was nearly everyone in Wexford, to lynch ...

    • ... for the British army. The following Sunday a meeting was advertised to he held in Wexford, and things began ... and said that they all should go on Sunday to Wexford. On that Sunday morning about 400 of them ... meeting. I'd sooner have A/Company than all the Volunteers that would be in Wexford this day". One of his ...

    • ... to go to Wexford as, by this time, thousands of British soldiers had landed in Wexford under the command ... not arrived back, our officers did not at that time accept the surrender terms. The town of Wexford was packed with soldiers and, when Colonel French arrived in Wexford, he asked for recruits to ...

    • ... and powder dry for another day. On Monday morning an armoured train arrived in Enniscorthy from Wexford. The train was built by some of the foundry workers in Wexford. About 1,000 soldiers with their big guns marched from Wexford. The town was full of troops. The first thing they did was to round up all ...

    • ... Wexford. Our members in Enniscorthy were told that we would have to make arrangements to put him up in town for a couple of nights until Mellows would go to Wexford to try if he could get him away from ... brought him to Wexford, but he did not succeed in getting him away. He had to bring him back ...

    • ... called of all North Wexford Sinn Féin Clubs to take a vote for or against the Treaty. Our Club held ... to accept less. At the meeting in the Poor-house of all the North Wexford Sinn Féin Clubs, I proposed ...

    • ... 15. Wexford, who had only come out of the Asylum (he was a patient there for some time); he had a forge erected for him up in Johnny Reilly's yard in Clonhaston; and Davy Grace, a blacksmith working ... from Co. Wexford in uniform to march through the streets of Dublin. ...

    • ... of Wexford town. He asked Thorpe if there was anyone from Wexford town in the room. The reply ...

    • ... STATE1ENT BY MR. THOMAS DOYLE Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford In 1911 I was serving my time as wood machinist at William Fortune's Steam Saw Hills. There were about 50 men employed in the works. We started work at 6 a.m.; breakfast 8-8-45 a.m.; dinner 1-2 p.m., and finished at 6 p.m. It was the custom ...

    • ... of the Volunteers were ex-British soldiers belonging to the Royal Irish, better known as the Wexford Militia ...

    • ... the Shannon, on to Hurstburne Road, dawn around the Asylum and up the Wexford road. It was about ...

    • ... 36. Willie Toole and Fintan Burke, who were taken prisoners in Wexford town at Pierce's foundry the night before the Rising, and Phil Lennon of. New Ross, who had been brought in. On our way down the Quays, all the old British soldiers' wives in Dublin started shouting to the soldiers, "That's ...

    • ... and the other two men met him in Wexford, he had told them the only terms were to surrender but, when he ...

    • ... 42. when they were sending him off, he got the German measles. That stopped all of us from being sent to the Camp. Some time after, all prisoners were paraded for medical inspection. Dr. Jim Ryan of Tomcoole, afterwards T.D. or Wexford, who also was a prisoner, told some of the boys to rub ...

    • ... arrived about an hour late, owing to the rough crossing but we were just in time to catch the Wexford ...

    • ... Thomas Esmonde represented North Wexford in the British House of Commons up to this. The Sinn Féin Clubs ...

    • ... was to watch any of the boys he knew from Wexford when they came to Dublin. ...

    • ... in Wexford and a couple of days after the petrol was taken, some of them were drafted into town ...

  • WS Ref #: 1157 , Witness: Patrick Ronan, Lieutenant IV, Wexford, 1916; Officer IRA, Wexford, 1917 - 1921

    • ... Ronan, Ferns, Co. Wexford. Identity. Adjutant 3rd Battalion, North weaford Brigade. Subject. National activities, North Wexford, 1916-1921. Conditions, if any, Stipulated by Witness. Nil File No. S ...

    • ... be got in North Wexford to win this constituency? It could only be done by putting somebody against ... an influential family in Co. Wexford, though this member of the family was from Wicklow. Strange ...

    • ... ORIGINAL BUREAU OF MILITARY HISTORY 1913-21 BURO STAIRE MILEATA 1913-21 No. W.S. 1,157 SECOND STATEMENT BY MR PATRICK RONAN, Ferns, Co. Wexford What prisoners remained in Frongoch after the summer releases were released in time to be home for Christmds When we came home we noticed a big change ...

    • ... ? These were the things that faced this new organisation. Could they hope to win? North Wexford had ...

    • ... failed. This their first big engagement, disheartened the North Wexford Brigade. However, the making ...

    • ... first and only secretary of Co. Wexford Board of Health and later became Wexford's first County ...

    • ... of them locals, they were able to guide those from Kilkenny and Wexford to safety. Some of them ...

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