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  • WS Ref #: 988 , Witness: Martin Dunbar, Officer IRA, Wexford, 1921

    • ... Witness Martin Dunbar, Railway Road, Gorey, Co. Wexford. Identity. Member of I.R.B. Ferns, Co. Wexford, Member of Irish Volunteers. Adjutant 3rd Battalion North Wexford Brigade, 1920-1921. Subject. National activities, Ferns, Co. Wexford, 1912-1916. Conditions, if any, Stipulated by Witness. Nil File ...

    • ... at the Asylum gates - about 3/4 of a mile outside Enniscorthy on the Wexford road - and to relieve the pickets ... Wexford to attack Enniscorthy. We relieved the three Enniscorthy men who had been on the post for about ...

    • ... Statement by Mr. Martin Dunbar, Railway Road. Gorey, Co. Wexford. About 1912, at the age of 18 years, I joined the Ferns Circle of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. I was sworn in by Willie Roice of Enniscorthy. Myles Breen was sworn in with me. When we joined there were seven or eight ...

    • ... that the British soldiers were on the march from Wexford and that the advance party would be passing our post ...

  • WS Ref #: 1012 , Witness: James Gleeson, Member Sinn Fein, 1910 - 1914; Member IV, Wexford, 1916

    • ... Witness James Gleeson, 8, Lower Esmond St., Gorey Co. Wexford. Identity. Member of Sinn Fern, Gorey Co. Wexford, 1910 -; Member of Irish Volunteers, Gorey, Co. Wexford, 1914 -. Subject. National Organisations, Gorey, Co. Wexford, 1910-1916. Conditions, if any, Stipulated by Witness. None File No. S ...

    • ... STATEMENT OF JAMES GLEESON, 8 Lower Esmond Street, Gorey, Co. Wexford. I joined the Gorey Branch of Sinn Fin about 1910. Set Etchingham was Chairman. Among the members were John Byrne, Set Kirwan, Eddie McDonagh and Darby O'Neill. Meeting were held frequently and were mainly concerned ...

  • WS Ref #: 1031 , Witness: John J O'Reilly, Member IRB and IV, 1914 - 1918; Captain IRA, Wexford, 1921

    • ... Witness John J. O'Reilly, Rahenagurren, Gorey, Co. Wexford. Identity. Member of Irish Volunteers and of I.R.B., Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, 1914 - ; Adjutant, 3rd Battalion, North Wexford Brigade, 1918-1920. Subject. Irish Volunteers, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, 1914-1916. Conditions, if any, Stipulated ...

    • ... was ordered to contact them and prevent them from attacking the Volunteers from Wexford. I went with my ... to Wexford, and did not contact either R.I.C. or Volunteers. The latter did not leave Wexford ... miktary, accompanied by some of the Wexford (so called) National Volunteers (Redmondites) were arriving ...

    • ... the same time P.H. Pearse held a parade of the whole Wexford Brigade on Vinegar Hill. This was a very large parade and in charge of Brigadier Seán Sinnott, Wexford. On Easter Sunday, 1916, most of the I.R.B ... (representing General Headquarters) of Wexford, Carlow and some other counties. He was present ...

    • ... STATEMENT OF MR. JOHN O'REILLY, Rahenaguren, Gorey, Co. Wexford. I am writing this account of events, which happened in Enniscorthy from 1914 to 1916, in the year 1954 and, of course, dates of events ... of their uniformed church parades in Arklow, Bray, Wexford, etc. I also was a member of the Gaelic League during ...

    • ... from Wexford town. In fact, he was led to believe they were on their way and ...

    • ... -12- National Volunteers. These Volunteers were ironically known as Donovan's Light Brigade; their Captain was a man named Donovan from Wexford. I was at home until Tuesday, May 2nd, when I was arrested by four R.I.C. men from Clonevan barracks and brought by car to Gorey R.I.C. barracks. There I ...

    • ... midnight. The officer asked us where we were from and, when we said, "Wexford", he asked us did we ...

  • WS Ref #: 1294 , Witness: Sean Whelan, Officer, IRA Wexford, 1921

    • ... Witness Sean Whelan, St. Senan's, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Identity. Quartermaster, North Wexford Brigade, 0/C. No. l Flying Column North Wexford Brigade. Subject. Irish Volunteer activities, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, 1914-1921. Conditions, if any, Stipulated by Witness. Nil File No. S.2406 Form ...

    • ... -3- took from anywhere we found it. Jem Cleary made moulds and began to run buckshot. Large quantities of buckshot cartridges were made, and we carried them to many parts of Co. Wexford. On one ... on each carrier, over twenty miles to Captain Kehoe, Skeeter Park, Co. Wexford, away up ...

    • ... SECOND STATEMENT BY SEAN WHELAN, St. Senan's, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. My mother's father, James Tomkins, Tombrick, Ballycarney, was a member of the Fenian Brotherhood, and was waiting, with his Schneider rifle, in 1867 for the call that never came. His sons, Jack and Pat joined the Volunteers ...

    • ... that the Volunteers had surrendered in Dublin and that British troops had landed in Wexford and were ...

    • ... -7- Sunday morning, a deputation of prominent townspeople took it on themselves to interview General French, Officer Commanding t1e British troops in Wexford. Fr. Fitzhenry, Adm., Canon Lister, Pat Shaw, T.C., John Bolger and Pat O'Neill are some of the deputation. They returned to Enniscorthy ...

    • ... Volunteers in the town of Wexford gave every assistance to the British troops from the moment they landed ...

    • ... -up on the Wexford County Council's Engineer's car, about one year previous, and had been hidden ...

    • ... -16- Joe McMahon and I decided to raid the Tower of Hook, a main-land lighthouse at the most southerly point of Wexford, and take away all the tonite and detonators there. Tonite is an explosive used to warn ships in time of fog. It is a white chalklike substance arid is made up in six-inch lengths ...

    • ... -17- their twenties, that one moment of terror had added thirty years to their age. The autumn of 1920 was about a month old when I was promoted Quartermaster, North Wexford Brigade. About this Lime, I intercepted a letter addressed to: Officer Commanding the Troops, Courthouse, Enniscorthy. The 0 ...

    • ... -22- The scene for the third and final act is laid at Knockroe, near Borris, on the Wexford-Carlow border. Doyle's bullet-riddled body is discovered in a field beside the main road. On his breast hangs a card, with the warning:- SPIES AND INFORMERS BEWARE! When I arrived home on the following ...

  • WS Ref #: 1346 , Witness: Robert Kinsella, Member IV, Ferns, 1914 - 1916

    • ... Witness Robert Kinsella (Bob), St. Aidan's, Ferns, Co. Wexford. Identity. Member of Irish Volunteers, Co. Wexford, 1914 - ; Subject. (a) National affairs, Co. Wexford, (Ferns) 1914 -. (b) Ferns Company Irish Volunteers (Co. Wexford) Easter 1916. Conditions, if any, Stipulated by Witness. Nil File ...

    • ... Ferns and back. There were only 83 Volunteers present that day from the whole county of Wexford. Three came from New Ross; they were Phil Lennon, McGrath and Joe McCarthy. Four, came from Wexford town ... idea of the strength of the Irish Volunteers in County Wexford ...

    • ... . Wexford went with Redmond, except in Ferns and Enniscorthy where only about half went with him ... . A special train ran from Wexford town every morning to bring workers to the factory. Men got ...

    • ... STATEMENT BY ROBERT (BOB) KINSELLA, St. Aidan's, Ferns, Co. Wexford. In the year 1830 a tyrant landlord lived in "The Palace", Ferns. His name was Butler O'Brien. There was nothing but evictions in the area. As each family was evicted the house was levelled to the ground. The ditches were pulled ...

    • ... the North Wexford Flying Column was formed I took part in the blocking of roads and cutting ...

  • WS Ref #: 1429 , Witness: Thomas Howlett, Officer IV and IRA, Wexford, 1917 - 1921; OC South Wexford Brigade IRA, 1922

    • ... . Witness Thomas Howlett, Dunbrody, Campile, Co. Wexford. Identity. Vice Commandant, 2nd Battalion South Wexford Brigade, March, 1921. 0/C, 2nd Battalion, South Wexford Brigade, January, 1922. Subject. Activities of Campile Company, 2nd Battalion, South Wexford Brigade, 1918-1921. Conditions, if any ...

    • ... division was formed, I was appointed 0/C, South Wexford brigade, with Pat Carty, Vice 0/C, A. Bailey ...

    • ... STATEMENT BY MR. THOMAS HOWLETT, Dunbrody. Camoile. Co. Wexford. On the formation of a company of the Irish Volunteers in Horeswood parish in the early part of 1918, I joined up with about thirty others. It was called Campile company. Tom Kent, Great Island, was appointed company captain; Patrick ...

    • ... . It was then decided that James Gill, who later became adjutant, South Wexford brigade, and Peter ...

  • WS Ref #: 1430 , Witness: Andrew Bailey, Captain IRA, Wexford, 1921

    • ... Witness Mr. Andrew Bailey, Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford. Identity. Adjutant, 1st Battalion, South Wexford Brigade. Hon. Secretary, South Wexford Brigade Committee Old I.R.A., 1956. Subject. Record of Personnel, South Wexford Brigade, March, 1921 Truce. Conditions, if any, Stipulated by Witness. Nil ...

    • ... STATEMENT BY MR. ANDREW BAILEY, Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford. SOUTH WEXFORD BRIGADE. OLD T. R. A. I ... as I know, there were only two companies of the Irish Volunteers in South Wexford during the 1916 Rising. There was one in Wexford town, and another in New Boss town. Attached to the Wexford town ...

    • ... . On the general reorganisation in 1917, the county of Wexford was one brigade area, divided into four battalions. Two of these battalions were in what was afterwards the South Wexford brigade area. Wexford battalion covered the area from Crossabeg to Kilmore Quay, and from Ballymitty to Rosslare ...

    • ... -7- 3rd Battalion Staff and organisation: This new battalion was formed in 1920. Previously, it had been attached to Wexford battalion. This was a hostile area, and it did happen that new officers ... commandant of this battalion and may have been commandant of the Wexford battalion before that battalion ...

    • ... -3- Robert Moran, Ned Foley, and possibly some others. In October 1920, County Wexford was split ... , and the Wexford battalion into the 3rd and 4th. The south brigade staff appointed then was: Commandant Dr ... Trainor. Staff officer Philip Lennon, who before this had been last 0/C, County Wexford brigade ...

    • ... and replaced by Tom Cullen. Company. Captain1 1st Lieut. 2nd Lieut. A. Wexford town James Noye Jas. Donnelly Aidan T B. Wexford Town Mark Roche John Goodison Rcd. Clancy B. Wexford town Pat O'Connor Jas. Murphy ...

    • ... -4- 1st battalion staff changes when the New Ross battalion was reorganised in 1917, it covered the area which was, in 1920, divided into 1st and 2nd battalions, South Wexford. The first staff ... . Quartermaster John O'Neill. Later Phil. Lennon became Brigadier of County Wexford. He was succeedea as 1st ...

  • WS Ref #: 1470 , Witness: Peter Cummins, Officer IRA, Wexford, 1921

    • ... . Witness Peter Cummins, Mersheen, Arthurstown, Co. Wexford. Identity Battalion Engineer, 2nd Battalion, South Wexford Brigade (1920-1922). Brigade Engineer, South Wexford Brigade (1922-1923). Subject. Activitje5 of 2nd Battalion, Irish Volunteers, South Wexford Brigade, 1917-1922. Conditions, if any ...

    • ... attended lectures twice weekly at Wexford Town Hall. The lectures were conducted by Mick O'Keeffe who ... visited each Company in the Battalion once weekly, giving lectures. The last lecture held in Wexford ...

    • ... STAERMENT BY Mr. PETER CUMMINS, Meisheen, Arthurstown, County Wexford. In October, 1917, I was sworn. in as a member of the Irish Volunteers. There were nine or ten others with me. The Oath was administered by Seamus Rafter of Enniscorthy, who later was killed while making explosives. At that time ...

    • ... Wexford extending from about three miles of New Ross to Hook Head. It was divided into four Companies ...

  • WS Ref #: 1495 , Witness: Martin Walsh, Commandant, IRA Wexford, 1921

    • ... . Witness Martin Walsh, Dunmain, Cassagh, New Ross, Co. Wexford. Identity. Adjutant, 2nd Battalion, South Wexford Brigade. Vice O/C, 2nd Battalion, South Wexford Brigade. Subject. Activities of Gusserane Company, Boss Battalion, South Wexford Brigade, l9l4-Truee. Conditions, if any, Stipulated by Witness ...

    • ... had been seized at Pierce 15 foundry, Wexford. When loaded, they weighed about 17-18 lbs. Land mines ... of the Gusserane Company. About the end of October or early November, 1920, the Wexford Brigade, was divided and two brigades North Wexford Brigade and South Wexford Brigade. Our area was included in the South ...

    • ... STATEMENT BY MARTIN WALSH, Dunmain, Cassagh, New Ross, Co. Wexford. I was born at Dunmain, Co. Wexford, in 1893, and with the rest of my sisters and brothers I attended the local national school ... to the Parliament House in Dublin and contacted a member from Wexford,, who brought back the news ...

    • ... , but Wexford being such a network of roads you would want several co]4mns operating there at the same time ... remarked that Wexford roads were so plentiful that successful ambushes would be very difficult ...

    • ... bring reinforcements from Wexford, while our active service unit would. ambush them on the way ... Verey lights which, we knew, would bring out the military from Wexford. Town. The police ...

    • ... they could, drilling, etc. At this time County Wexford was organised as one brigade, with its headquarters ...

    • ... 11. were expecting a major attack when the mine exploded. In a short time reinforcements were on the way, but unfortunately they came on a different road from the main Taghmon-Wexford road on which the column had taken up positions, and, worse still, they returned by another route the Duncannon ...

  • WS Ref #: 986 , Witness: Sean O'Byrne, Officer IV, Wexford, 1916

    • ... ROINN COSANTA. BUREAU OF MILITARY HISTORY, 1913-21 STATEMENT BY WITNESS. DOCUMENT NO. W.S. 986 Witness Sean O'Byrne, The Avenue, Gorey. Co. Wexford. Identity. Treasurer, Gorey Company Irish Volunteers, Co. Wexford, 1905-1916. Subject. (a) National activities, Gorey, Co. Wexford, 1905-1916. (b) Gun ...

    • ... STATEMENT BY MR. SEÁN O'BYRNE, The Avenue, Gorey, Co. Wexford. I joined the Gorey branch of the Gaelic League in 1905. In 1907 I attended the meeting at which the first branch of Sinn Féin ... it. A football match was being held that Sunday at Croke Park between Wexford and, I think, Kerry ...

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