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  • WS Ref #: 1252 , Witness: Eamon Fennell, Commandant IRA, Clare, 1921

    • ... ROINN COSANTA. BUREAU OF MILITARY HISTORY, 1913-21. STATEMENT BY WITNESS. DOCUMENT NO. W.S. 1,252 Witness Eamonn Fennell, Carrigaholt, Co. Clare. Identity. O/C. 8th Battalion Clare Brigade, 1916 -. Subject. (a) Carrigaholt Company Irish Volunteers, Co. Clare, 1914-1921; (b) Preparations for landing ...

    • ... STATEMENT OF EAMONN FENNELL, Carrigaholt, Co. Clare. (Formerly O/C, 8th Battalion, Clare Brigade.) I was born on 25th March, 1885, in the village of Carrigaholt. Carrigaholt district was one which ... led to the formation of the Irish Volunteers in Carrigaholt, or as to who were the first officers ...

    • ... was in Carrigaholt in the period I'm describing, he stayed in Miss Molly Behan's hotel. After I had ... -five of the most reliable men in the Carrigaholt company who were familiar with the use of shotguns; (2) To instruct the twenty-five men so selected to parade after nine o'clock Mass in Carrigaholt ...

    • ... were saved by the Chairman and Secretary. The raid and Russell's death put Carrigaholt ... have mentioned earlier that the military came from Kilrush to Carrigaholt by motor launch during the night previous to the raid and hid in Burton's Wood about a quarter of a mile from Carrigaholt ...

    • ... extended over most of the area subsequently covered by the West Clare Brigade. Michael Keane of Carrigaholt ... think it was Holy Thursday) Paddy Brennan (Meelick) came to me in Carrigaholt and told me that he ...

    • ... as, during 1920 and 1921, there was a considerable amount of disputes over land in the Carrigaholt ... . The R.I.C. had left Carrigaholt on 19.8.1920, after which the barracks was promptly destroyed ...

    • ... Volunteers were established at Cross. The Carrigaholt company marched to that village on the occasion ... companies in the Carrigaholt area throughout 1915 and up to the Rising in 1916. Some time in 1915, through. a local I.R.B. man, Tim (Sunny) Hehir, we received in Carrigaholt our first Lee Enfield rifle ...

    • ... with the Volunteer parade and that we would march the company to Moveen, three miles from Carrigaholt, and spend ... insurrection in Kerry on Easter Sunday 1916, the Carrigaholt Irish Volunteers spent the day in peace in their own district. During Easter Week, Paddy Brennan remained in Carrigaholt and then left the area ...

    • ... . The Parish priest of Carrigaholt - Canon McMahon - came to me and asked me to surrender whatever guns ... to the local R.I.C. by the Canon. There were no arrests around Carrigaholt after the 1916 Rising ...

    • ... Talty of Kilkee, and the Carrigaholt area became 5th Battalion, West Clare Brigade ... Clubs were formed in each parish. Public drilling recommenced too. In Carrigaholt the Volunteers were ...

    • ... -9- was a detachment of troops belonging to a Welsh Regiment and these soldiers appeared to have a strong dislike towards the Slim Fein movement. On 24th March 1918, the usual weekly meeting of the Carrigaholt Sinn Fein Club was in progress. I was there and I was standing at the door. About noon ...

  • WS Ref #: 474 , Witness: Liam Haugh, Senior Officer IRA, Clare, 1921

    • ... 2. Mobilisationa took place at three points on Easter Monday Carrigaholt, Cranny and Kildys art ... , Carrigaholt, Loop Head. The eastern boundary of the Brigade area followed a line Quilty, Doolough Lake, Kildysart inclusive. The Carrigaholt area again took the lead in training and organisation. The local ...

    • ... in charge as battalion commandant. Organisation and training was nost intensive in. the Carrigaholt ...

    • ... 4. patrol were rushed and disained outside the village. A boycott on the R.I.O. garrison was strictly enforced, and the post was atacked but not taken. The attackers used the two captured rifles the rifle recovered at Carrigaholt and some shotguns. This resulted in the establishment of an enemy ...

    • ... College, Carrigaholt, the previous September. This left six enemy posts evacuated at the end of 1919 ...

    • ... vehicles and two G.S. wagons were previously attached to the military posts at Kilrush and Carrigaholt ...

    • ... played to extremes. Both military and police evacuated Carrigaholt at the commencement of July ...

    • ... Sinn Fein activity had first originated in Carrigaholt and had had its first casualties there, two ...

  • WS Ref #: 1322 , Witness: Art O'Donnell, Commandant IRA, Clare, 1921; Paymaster Clare County Council, Dail Eireann, 1919 - 1921

    • ... Carrigaholt, Kilrush, Tullycrine Cranny,, Killadysert, with Eamon Fennell, Carrigaholt ... cartridge cases to Limerick at once, and I went to Carrigaholt a dawn on Holy Thursday morning ... and reached Limerick on Good Friday. Eamon Fennell, whom I contacted in Carrigaholt that morning, informed ...

    • ... to be ready in case the can came for action. I then went on to Carrigaholt& contacted Eamon Fennell about 8 a.m. on Easter Sunday, 1916. Seán O'Dwyer (Johnay) of Carrigaholt and Paddy Brennan were ... breakfast that morning, I marched with the Carrigaholt Company, with whom were P. Brennan, Fennell ...

    • ... . Rev. C. Culligan, C.C., Carrigaholt, was elected Chairman; Jereiah O'Brien, Vice Chairman ... , Inch, M. Brennan, Meelick, Rev. C. Culligan, Carrigaholt, and many others were present ...

    • ... 25. with Eamon Fennell from Kilbaha to Carrigaholt, and getting a bicycle from Fennell at Carrigaholt I just caught the morning train to Ennis. On the following night, accompanied by Austin Stack, I got a further 60 gallons from William Studdert at Kilballyowen and Rev. Jas. Clancy, P.P. The date ...

    • ... had been filled in. A rather disturbing affair took place in Carrigaholt early in 1920, about February ... of the men considered the boycott ill-advised. I stayed at Miss Behan's whenever I went to Carrigaholt ...

    • ... the countermanding order to the Carrigaholt men. She proceeded on horseback, dressed as a man. She ...

    • ... at Cranny and Carrigaholt in West dare. Other companies existed at Clooney,, Ennistymon, Corofin, Inch ...

    • ... 16. That Sunday evening turned very wet and I stayed in Carrigaholt that night at Miss Behan's hotel. P. Brennan also stayed there, and, having received no other word to the contrary, I returned home on Monday evening and was shown by a friend, Jack McDonnell at Kilrush, the notice inserted ...

    • ... and Carrigaholt and arranged to have a meeting held in Ennis on Saturday, November 11th. Sean McNamara ...

    • ... , O'Connell St., Ennis, by Paddy Brennan. Those who attended were Eamon Fennell, Carrigaholt, Seamus ...

    • ... . - Kilkee, Doonaha, Carrigaholt, Doonaha - Eamon Fennell. These particulars are entirely from memory ...

    • ... , Carrigaholt, James McInerney, Baltard, (or Killard) Doonbeg, Bartholomew Crowley, Co. C., Tullagower ...

    • ... 51. and so did Comdt. P. Brennan and many others, even from H.Q. Dublin. The affair was reported to me and I went to Carrigaholt to investigate. Having heard the circumstances, I, too, considered the boycott inadvisable and told the local officers so, and told them plainly also that at this stage ...

  • WS Ref #: 4 , Witness: Diarmuid Lynch, Member Supreme Council IRB; Member 1st and 2nd Dail Eireann

    • ... at Crusheen, - with groups at various places: Carrigaholt, Ennis, Kildysart, etc. I have a very happy recollection of thecircumstances under which I swore in a man at Carrigaholt ...

    • ... : 2 to Carrigaholt, 2 to Ennis, and 6 to Crusheen. Next morning, I learned. that old. Tomes on his ...

  • WS Ref #: 809 , Witness: David J Conroy, Battalion Officer IRA, West Clare, 1921

    • ... , attending meetings on Battalion and Brigade level at Kilkee, Kilrush, Cooraclare and Carrigaholt. We ...

    • ... meetings on Battalion and Brigade level at Kilkee, Kilrush, Cooraclare and Carrigaholt. We assisted ...

  • WS Ref #: 939 , Witness: Ernest Blythe, Minister Dail Eireann, 1921

    • ... a Company, a fairly good one, at Carrigaholt, and another, composed mostly of Irish speakers, at Kilbaha ...

  • WS Ref #: 1068 , Witness: Michael Brennan, OC East Clare Brigade IRA, 1921

    • ... and that my brother, Paddy, was being sent to Carrigaholt (in West Clare) to collect boats from both sides ...

    • ... others (including my brother, Paddy, who had been arrested in Carrigaholt) arrived. On May 9th we ...

  • WS Ref #: 1075 , Witness: Thomas Shalloo, Commandant IRA, Clare, 1921

    • ... was made to secure them it was. then learned that they had been transferred to Carrigaholt in West Clare ...

  • WS Ref #: 1184 , Witness: Eileen Costello, Member Gaelic League, London, 1896

    • ... . The Hon. Miss O'Brien represented Carrigaholt Irish College. I think the meeting was purposely convened ...

  • WS Ref #: 1261 , Witness: Sean O'Keeffe, Captain IRA, Clare, 1921

    • ... ,, the year in which I became a member. It was started by a Carrigaholt man, Seamus Mór Ó Griofa, who ...

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