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  • WS Ref #: 536 , Witness: James Harpur, Member ASU, IRA, Dublin, 1921

    • ... Statement of Commandant James Harpur, Derbereth, Swords Road, Dublin. CONTENTS. Page Armistice Parade 1918 1 Raid on Ship, Alexandra Basin 2 The Active Service Unit organisation 3 Active Service Unit operations 5 The Igoe Gang 11 The burning of the Custom House 13 ...

    • ... 4th Battalion 1917; (b) 'F' Company 1st Battalion 1919; (c) A.S.U. Dublin, 1920 Subject. Active Service Unit operations, Dublin, 1920-1921. Conditions, if any, Stipulated by Witness. Nil File No S.1640 ...

    • ... that this was supposed to be the debut of the Active Service unit. It was in the 1st Battalion area, as far as I ... 5. on Active Service work, it was arranged that we would receive a subsistence allowance. Active Service Unit operations: Before embarking on any operations one of our first duties was to familiarise ...

    • ... 3. The Active Service Unit organisation: Late in the year 1920, the Company Commander sent for me ... of the I.R.A. and to counter increased British activities in Dublin, and to this end the Active Service Unit was being formed. He asked me would I leave my job and go with this Unit, at the same time informing ...

    • ... Section to the Active Service Unit. But in addition to that the Unit had its own Intelligence Section ... in the 4th Battalion area. On that night Paddy Flanagan was appointed 0/C of the Unit. He came from the 3rd ... took his place. As far as I remember the Unit worked in this manner the G.H.Q. Intelligence Section ...

    • ... 16. mention that during the time we were on the Quay, which would be a good while, after about 2.30 or 3 O'clock our lads were still sniping from the south side of the river and, indeed, on our departure from the active scene of operations it was good to know that there were still people left ...

    • ... of the Custom House: A few days before the burning of the Custom House, the whole unit was called ...

    • ... Service at the time. Our party got safely away with their 'booty' and in short time afterwards ...

  • WS Ref #: 1127 , Witness: Edward G Glendon, Officer IRA, Tipperary, 1921

    • ... Active Service Unit. Pierce Tobin was appointed 0/C of the Active Service Unit, and I was appointed ... have elapsed, to recall the various activities of the Active Service Unit from the time of its ... remained on the run. About a month or two after the Truce, the Active Service Unit went into camp ...

    • ... ORIGINAL W.S. 1,127. STATEMENT BY MR. EDWARD GLENDON, 30 Gladstone Street, Clonmel. Co. Tipperary. BUREfUOFMILITARY HISTORY 1913-21 BORO STAIRE MILEATA 1913-21 No. W.S. 1.127 Member of No. 1 Flying Column, 3rd Tipperary Brigade. Adjutant of 8th Battalion, 3rd Tipperary Brigade Active Service Unit ...

    • ... four Lee Enfield Service rifles and fifty rounds of. 303 ammunition for each rifle from Michael ...

    • ... -9- loyal service and reprieve Thomas Traynor to secure his own release. However, he was disappointed, for Thomas Traynor was hanged in Moumtjoy and, as the British were informed that, in the event of Traynor's execution Potter would be executed as a reprisal, there was now no hope for him. He ...

  • WS Ref #: 1300 , Witness: Patrick Keane, Member ASU, IRA Tipperary, 1919 -1921

    • ... Patrick Keane, Lower Gate Street, Cashel, Identity. Member of Active Service Unit 2nd Battalion 3rd Tipperary Brigade, 1919-. Subject. The Active Service Unit, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Tipperary Brigade, 1919 ...

    • ... by a friendly R.I.C. man named Cable that I was under observation by the police. The Battalion Active Service Unit had been formed at this time, and on the invitation of Paddy Hogan I left my employment and became a. member. Hogan was 0/C of the Active Service Unit in addition to his other post ...

    • ... 4. My first action with the Active Service Unit was an attack on Ballinure R.I.C. barracks, which took place towards the end of January, 1921. As our strength was only eight men, we had no intention of making a serious attempt to capture the barracks, our object being just to worry and harass ...

    • ... 5. units becoming more active in their own areas. He mentioned that our comrades in Cork were then under very heavy pressure and that it was up to us to relieve that pressure. One way, he said, of doing this was to shoot a Black and Tan or an R.I.C. man in every town or village in our areas. We ...

  • WS Ref #: 1462 , Witness: Sean Moroney, Captain IRA, Clare, 1921

    • ... Brigade Active Service Unit. Captain, Droomindoora Company, 6th Battalion, East Clare Brigade, June 1921-Truce. Subject. Activities of 6th Battalion, East Glare Brigade, and of East Glare Brigade Active Service Unit, 1919-Truce. Conditions, if any, Stipulated by Witness. Nil. File No S.2764. FormB.S.M.2 ...

    • ... was a British army reservist.. When the war broke out in 1914 he was called up for active service ... active in the Land League. days and my grandfather' was in the Fenian movement. In my boyhood days ...

    • ... , such as trench coats, riding breeches, leggings: and boots, and when on active service we were issued daily ...

    • ... ,, while other' Volunteers kept watch for R.I.C. patrols, who were very active at that time. Minogue's ... in organisation, training, procuring arms, raising funds by dances etc. My first active engagement took ...

    • ... during the day. The unit was about sixty strong at this time.. We left our billets at dark and got ...

    • ... with a service rifle and fifty rounds of ammunition. When the roof party, which was under the command ...

    • ... 14. As Capt. Houlihan and I had slept during the day, we decided to go with the section in question. We were armed with service rifles and had about sixty rounds of ammunition each. Two Volunteers (my brother, Denis Moroney, and Volunteer Patrick O'Brien) went in front as scouts, on bicycles. Four ...

  • WS Ref #: 1603 , Witness: Michael J Crowley, Officer IRA, Cork, 1921

    • ... of Cork 111 Bgde. Active Service Unit. Subject. Activities of Cork 111. Bgde., I.R.A., & Active Service Unit 1917-21. Conditions, if any, Stipulated by Witness. Nil. File No S.2919. Form BS.M.2 ...

    • ... to the University College Company and also associated with the I.R.B. unit of Cork I Brigade. In January ... to units of Cork III Brigade on same. In April 1919, I, with the unit of the College Company, took part ...

    • ... us. He had been attached to an engineering unit in the British forces. He shortly joined the brigade ...

    • ... until all members of the unit had arrived, so we were not alarmed to get an order to 'halt' as we ...

    • ... a considerable amount of shotguns, ammunition and miniature rifles. No active opposition was met ...

  • WS Ref #: 1731 , Witness: John C King, Member West Connemara Brigade, 1921

    • ... Batt'n. I.R.A. Member of West Connemara Brigade, Active Service Unit. Subject. Witnesses experience in the fight for Irish Freedom with the West Connewara Bgde., Active, Service Unit. Conditions, if any ...

    • ... of the Leenane Battalion. However, as I was joining the Active Service Unit, 1 did not act much in this capacity ... years which was my age when 1 went on active service. All throughout my career as a soldier, I just ...

    • ... STATELTENT BY JOHN C. KING. 133-01 Sanford Avenue, flushing, New York, U.S.A. STAFF CAPTAIN JOHN C. KING'S EXPERIENCE IN THE FIGHT FOR IRISH FREEDOM WITH THE WEST CONNEMARABRIGADE - ACTIVE SERVICE UNIT. - I was born the 1st of October, 1900, near the town of Westport, Co. Mayo. When I was three ...

    • ... , I might be dismissed from the active service unit; so I did not feel too happy about the matter ...

    • ... member of the unit went by him on the narrow path, he gave a well-directed kick at the eggs (which soon ... become very active in the area at this time, and had concentrated most of their forces in the west. So ...

    • ... 23 Leagh valley at the rear. He asked John Dundas from Roundstone, who was one of the most daring and fearless soldiers in the unit as well as having the agility of a greyhound, to ascertain if it was so. The O.C. instructed him to wait until, the police hail fired a volley, and then to make a dash ...

    • ... , and in 1918 saw Padraic elected to Dáil Éireann. I took a very active part in this election. I ...

    • ... and raiding for him, and as I was also active in the Volunteers, I had to watch that the police would ...

    • ... , home and brought him to Maam barracks. Willie bad been active with the column, but he ...

  • WS Ref #: 621 , Witness: Patrick J Mullen, Member IV, 1914 - 1916; Member ASU IRA, Dublin, 1920 -1921

    • ... CONTENTS. Page. Easter week, 1916 1-3 4th Battalion reorganised raids for arms. 3-4 The Active Service Unit 4 Active Service Unit attack British Intelligence 4(a) Officers, Bishop St. area A.S.U ... Transport destroyed 9 Arrest of Active Service Unit men 9-10 Bloody Sunday 10 The Burning of the Custom ...

    • ... , Dublin Brigade, 1914 Member of Active Service Unit, Dublin, 1920-1921. Subject. (a) National activities 1914-1922; (b) Marrowbone Lane Distillery, Dublin, Easter week, 1916; (c) The Active Service Unit ...

    • ... . On the whole, these raids did not provide much material in the way of equipment. The Active Service Unit ... the Active Service Unit. This unit was being formed to counter the activities of British forces ... addressed there by Oscar Traynor, who told us why the unit was being formed and what our duties would ...

    • ... other members of the Active Service Unit and myself were detailed to assist in the escape ... think, handed over to a Volunteer unit in the South County Dublin. Escape of Prisoners from ...

    • ... . This time the signal to fire was to be given by a member of the Active Service Unit, who evidently could ...

    • ... we had already plenty of experience with the Active Service Unit, we could give him good assistance ...

    • ... the members of the Active Service Unit heard this news,. they became very annoyed and wanted to have ...

    • ... of Active Service Unit men. The British military raided the shop of Nolan's of Cork St. about 5.30 p.m ...

  • WS Ref #: 830 , Witness: Patrick J Cannon, Commandant IRA, Mayo, 1921

    • ... , volunteered our services An Active Service Unit now came into being in the Battalion area. There were about 12 ... of the local British army garrison. This was the 1st Battalion Active Service Unit and later this combined ... . of the Battalion Active Service Unit. The British now found out that there was an Active Service ...

    • ... of the men succeeded in getting through the cordon. Not one of the Active Service Unit was captured ... . All the police had service revolvers. We got a Lewis gun, two grenade rifles and about 20 Lee Enfield Service rifles, about 40 or 50 Mills grenades and a few hundred rounds of service ammunition. We ...

    • ... . He was looking for Volunteers to form an Active Service Unit, or Flying ...

    • ... - 8 - We met the remainder of the Battalion Active Service Columns, less the men who were engaged in the above operations, at the village of Ballinacarriga, Westport, at about one o'clock on the morning of the 19th May. We also found that the Brigade Staff were assembled there. Michael Kilroy, who ...

    • ... , in that we had no proper intelligence service operating and the ambushes which we did carry out were purely ...

  • WS Ref #: 477 , Witness: Edward J Kelliher, Member IRA, Dublin, 1919 - 1921

    • ... CONTENTS Page. 1. G.H.Q. Intelligence Section 1 2. Activities against enemy agents and spies 2 2. Active Service Unit 3 4. The Igoe Gang 5 5. Contacts 6 6. Bloody Sunday 8 ...

    • ... Battalion Dublin Brigade 1919-1921. Subject (a) G.H.Q. Intelligence Section 1920 (b) The Active Service Unit 1921. Conditions, if any, stipulated by Witness Nil File No. Form B.S.M.2 ...

    • ... tables Greer, McDonagh and Hoey. Active Service Unit. The Active Service Unit was formed in January ... /C. of which was Patrick Flanagan. I had nothing to do with the activities of that unit, but I do ...

    • ... 4. G.H.Q. On. one occasion, however, I worked, in close conjunction with this unit. It concerned an operation for the ambushing of Auxiliaries who at that time frequented various cafés ... , they. informed me that there were military patrols very active on the far side of the quays. Myself and my ...

    • ... the active areas in the country were selected to operate in the streets of Dublin, and were formed ...

  • WS Ref #: 569 , Witness: John Anthony Caffrey, Member ASU, Dublin, 1921

    • ... CONTENTS Page 1. Fianna Eireann 1 2 2. The I.R.B. 2 3 3. I.R.A. Street Patrols 3 4 4. Attempted Rescue of seán MacEoin 4 8 5. The Active Service Unit 8 11 6. Auxiliary Fired on in Grafton Street 11 13 ...

    • ... to the Active Service Unit and that I was to report forthwith to Morelands in Abbey Street. I paraded there at 9 o'clock in the morning where I met a number of other members of the Active Service Unit ... by the Active Service Unit were. I was told, however, that I was being posted to No. 2 section ...

    • ... , December 1919; (c) Attempted rescue of Sean McKeon from Mountjoy Prison, May 1921. (d) The Active Service Unit, 1921. Conditions, if any, Stipulated by Witness. Nil File No S.1624 Form B.S.M.2 ...

    • ... of the Active Service Unit. He always came by himself on a bicycle. On tins morning he walked out with Tom ... was present on this morning. He often called to Morelands to see the members of the Unit. He ...

    • ... and joined up with the remainder of the Active Service Unit. The section commander addressed us ... -10- work at least that is the way the two sections worked a when I joined the unit at first. There were times when Nos. 1 and 2 sections went out together and joined Nos. 3 and 4 sections for some ...

    • ... -11-- was courtmartialled and transferred from the unit. Auxiliary fired on in Grafton Street. On an evening in June 1921, the entire Active Service Unit in conjunction with selected members of the Dublin Brigade were detailed to shoot every auxiliary in Grafton Street, and at the same time ore ...

    • ... . The Active Service Unit. A short time following the burning of the custom House (which operation ...

    • ... and myself. I continued on with the Active Service Unit up to the Truce, and one of our last jobs ...

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