- Marching for the 50th
Commemoration of the 1916 Rising —
Carlow Old IRA 1966.
- (Not all names known.)
- Front row L to R — Paddy Murphy,
John Swan, Jack Scully, Tom Fitzpatrick;
- 2nd row — Mrs. Kirwan, Martin Hogan,
- 3rd row — Denis Hogan, Evans White;
- 4th row -- Jim Rice, Paddy Hogan.
- At rear, Michael Kirwan. Photo
supplied: Richard Fitzpatrick,
The Nationalist November 11th 1983.
- Part of a
collection of old newspaper cuttings
given to Michael Purcell from Nannie
Nolan's shop on Tullow Street,
Crossing Graiguecullen Bridge at
Easter 1966, to join in the Commemoration Ceremony at the
Croppy Grave. It was one of the biggest parades ever in
- This is a continuation of the 50th
Commemoration of the 1916 Rising parade
- Sent in by Terry Curran and
probably was originally published in
Crossing Graiguecullen Bridge at
His comments are as
In this photo these
names pop up: Tom Timpson, Geraldine
Timpson? , Matt Callinan, Ned Doogue
Vesty McGrath, Ned Doogue.
The second row of men
the second man in from the left is Vesty
McGrath from 55 St.Killians Crest,
(Jobber McGrath). the man in the top
left corner walking with his hands in
his pockets is Tom Timpson with
Geraldine beside him?
Curran Feb 2010
It was the
same all over the country, many joined for the companionship and something
to do during the long evenings but one has to bear in mind that all this
is before the outbreak of The Great War. Many of the "Volunteers"
left the I.N.V. (Irish National Volunteers) following the commencement of
hostilities and also many more later distanced themselves from the
Rebellion of 1916., seeing it as premature and a waste of life, so only a
few of the early I.N.V., members actually took part in the War of
Independence 1918-1921., but still several of those named above served in
the Irish Republican Army whilst other names were members of the Irish
Republican Brotherhood and remained so until their death.
In those days most of these men would have
travelled by bike or horse but some of the lads would stay over for a
night and take part in the local Craic. The I.N.V was a great way of
bringing people together. The lads from Leighlin and Castlecomer
were probably trainers. They were all under the command of
Commander. Tom Seeley (Rags). Some of the Comer (Castlecomer) boys tutored
the Carlow Fianna in the same year. The Carlow Brigade took in the
area around Killeshin/Ballickmoyler/Rossmore.
Source - Laois
death occurred on 13th July 2000 at General Hospital, Tullamore of
Mr Michael Pender, Old Leigh, Ballickmoyler. He was son of the late
Mr Pat and Mrs Jane Pender, a well known Ballickmoyler family.
Michael was very much involved in Parish
affairs, and did all church door collections for past and present
clergy in Arles for a long number of years. The late Eamon de Valera,
in his early years, visited Michael’s home at Old-Leigh. He will be
best remembered for unveiling a plaque in Ballickmoyler village
three years ago to commemorate all the people killed in
Ballickmoyler during 1798.
Fr. O’Shea PP and Fr. Kemmey CC,
received his remains into Arles Church. Fr. O’Shea was celebrant of
his Funeral Mass. In his Homily he paid glowing tribute to Michael
for his loyalty, dedication and assistance to the Church and to the
priests of the Parish over the years. Burial was in adjoining
Cemetery. Sympathy is extended to his relatives and many friends.
Michael also had an uncle
called Michael. -
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