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The West Mayo Flying Column

Documentary on the War of Independence

The Carrowkennedy Song


West Mayo Brigade Active Service Unit

Photographed 21 June 1921 at Derrymartin, Lahardane, Co Mayo

Group (L to R) Back, standing: Michael Kilroy, Tommy Kitterick, Ned Moane, Johnny Gibbons, Joe Walsh, P.J Cannon, Paddy “Butch” Lambert, Jim Kelly, Josie Doherty, James “Broddie” Malone, Jim Rush, Joe Ring. Middle: Martin Naughton, Ned Hogan, Jim Harney, Dan Sammon, John Keane, Jack Connelly, William “Rick” Joyce, Patrick McNamara, Willie Malone. Front: Dan Gavin, Tommy Heavey, Johnny Duffy, John McDonagh, P.J Kelly, Jim Moran, Jimmy Flaherty, Bartley Cryan, Michael Staunton. Lying in front: Doctor John Madden
Corner Pictures: Top Left: Paddy Duffy, Top Right: Joe Baker,
Bottom Left: M Gallagher, Bottom Right: T Ainsworth

This Photograph was taken while the ASU was billeted in Derrymartin. The professional photographer was JJ (Jack) Leonard, a member of the Lahardane company of the IRA, who lived in Bofeenaun. © Printed with permission of the Leonard Collection


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