Fianna Éireann

The Irish nationalist youth organisation Fianna Éireann

Left to Right;
Back Row: Willie Malone, High St.; John Tom Walsh (drill instructor), High St.; Tom Derrig (scout master), High St.; Joe Gillivan, James St.; John Malone, High St.; James “Broddie” Malone, The Fairgreen; James “Broddie” Carney, Mill St.; James McKenna, “The Pound”, Carrabawn; Joe Walsh, Mill St.; John Hastings, High St.;Tommie Ketterick (recruiting sergeant), High St.; Charles Hickey, Castlebar St.; William Lyons, Quay Rd.; Dan Gavin, High St.;Michael O’Malley, Carrabawn; Eamonn Gannon, High St.
Second Row: Austin Hoban, Mill St.; Peter Mutch, Castlebar St.; Wille Duffy, The Fairgreen; Martin Duffy, The Fairgreen; Francis Quinn, Lower Peter St.;Peter Kelly (troop bugler), Tubber Hill.; Jack McDonagh, High St.; Wille Joe Ainsworth, Castlebar St.; Tom Sheirdan, Mill St.; David Walsh, High St.; Paddy Haran, Bridge St.; Jack Breheny, Castlebar St.
Front Row: Matt Heraty, Altamont St.; Paddy Blaney, Altamont St.; Teddy Walsh, Bridge St.; Paddy McGreal, Bridge St.; Mick Breheny, Castlebar St.; “Champ” McGreal.

Fianna Éireann members who later joined the West Mayo Active Service Unit

A list of twelve of the Fianna Éireann members who later joined the Active Service Unit (ASU) and are in the famous West Mayo Flying Column photograph (1921)
A total of 27 Fianna Éireann members were in the Westport IRA Company
PADDY DUFFY,               Cloonskill – Reference: In his story in ‘The Men Will Talk to Me’
TOM KITTERICK,              High Street, Westport
JOHNNY GIBBONS,          Quay Street – Reference: As stated in his Witness Statement
JOE WALSH,                      Mill Street, Westport
BRODDIE MALONE,        Fairgreen, Westport – Reference: In his story ‘The Men Will Talk to Me’
RICK JOYCE,                      Castlebar Street, Westport – Reference: From his story in ‘CATHAIR NA MART’
WILLIE MALONE,           High Street, Westport
TOMMIE HEAVEY,           Carrabawn – Note: Did not join until 1919, Not in the na Fianna hÉireann photograph
JACK MC DONAGH,         Monument Street, Westport
MICHAEL STAUNTON,    Mill Street, Westport
TOM AINSWORTH,          Castlebar and Castlebar Street, Westport
DAN GAVAN,                     High Street and Mill Street, Westport