(L-R) Paddy Duffy, “Butch” Lambert, Willie Malone, Rick Joyce
Commandant James Chambers former O/C Castlebar Battalion 1920-1924. Leading a party of old IRA men at Lecanvey on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of The 1916 Rising.
Tom Derrig, Ned Moane, Joe Ring
Johnnie Duffy and his wife Sarah (nee Moran, Tuam)
Captured R.I.C Car
Brigadier General Joseph Ring with an armoured car in front of Westport Town Hall (Standing beneath the gun)
Photo taken at the re-internment of James Duffy at Westport in February 1922.
Large group of volunteers pictured in Westport Demense following the re-internment of Jim Duffy, from Prospect, who was accidentally shot.
Photo of James “Broddy” Carney, Captain Westport Company at time of the Truce. He was at the attempted ambush at Glosh, Murrisk, 17 March, 1921. He became ill after this and was replaced by Liam Malone. He died at his home from TB. He was also a member of Fianna scouts and is in the group photo taken of the Westport in 1915. He was a brother of Frank Carney the noted playwright
Cover from a book written about RIC District Inspector Francis Maguire, who gave valuable information to Johnny Gibbons of the Westport Company. When his superiors in the RIC became of aware of his “treachery ” he was moved back to the depot in Dublin. The Free State government made him a Superintendent in the new Civic Guard. He was stationed in West Limerick and died c1927.
Poem written by Edward O’Malley, the author of ‘Memories of A Mayoman’
Patrick Tunney’s Cuslough Fife and Drum band
Paddy Gibbons, James Street. One of two Intelligence officers in the Westport Coy. The other Intelligence officer was Petie O’Malley, The Fairgreen.
Christy O’Malley who was in charge of the Free State army that landed at Westport 24 July 1922. He is sitting behind Joe Ring on the armoured car at the Town Hall. They have the same rank marking. Joe Ring had command of the Mayo battalion and Christy O’Malley has command of the Dublin half battalion.
Patrick J. Doherty, Cuilenthra, O.C. after Ned Lyons.
A few Westport volunteers in 1902 when they were younger. The two intelligence officers together, Paddy Gibbons, James Street, Petie O’Malley, Castlebar Street, Ned Sammon, Peter Street and Owen Rielly, Fairgreen.
John Berry of Lanmore, member of Aughahower company. Worked in McGings pub, High Street, Westport
Veterans of War of Independence Reunion in 1966 (Photo from LCL)
Patrick (Butch) Lambert’s West Mayo Active Service Unit. War of Independence medals.
The Michael Kilroy Memorial Windows
Edward Hogan’s War of Independence Medal
Dan, Thomas, Michael Sammin and their mother.
Internees in the Curragh internment camp. Later released December 1921
3 Louisburgh ASU men captured at Ashlene 11 May 1921
Four Westport Volunteers L to R: Joe Baker, John Gibbons, Broddie Malone, Willie Malone
Back L-R Brod Malone, Rick Joyce, front L-R Paddy Duffy, Butch Lambert 1921
Patrick [Butch] Lambert, Quay [IRA]
Patrick (Butch) Lambert, Quay [IRA] 1971s
‘Knave’ O’Toole and Petie O’Malley at a function for the old IRA. C.1966
Joseph MacBride in jail in England 1918
Two Castlebar ASU men, Francie Chambers and Gas Hughes, 1920
Westport Old IRA, 1941
Gravestone of Thomas O’Malley and Thomas Lally Islandeady Cemetery
Tom Derrig, Mark Killilea, Castlebar ASU
Castlebar IRA Flying Column 1921
ASU of The Irish Republican Army
Daillie Chambers & Kath Kelly
Photograph from An Coinneal 2019
Famous Armoured Car for Museum
Sean (Johnny) Gibbons, Quay Road, adjutant of the West Mayo Brigade during the War of Independence