Kilmeena Ambush Participants

From West Mayo Brigade 1921-1971 and other local sources

Michael KilroyRifleCarrabaun Newportwas O/C of the flying column in Kilmeena died in 1965 buried in Burrishoole Newport
Ned MurrayShotgunCullentragh, CuilmoreRosclave died 11th July 1971 Stayed republican all his life. Newport
Paddy O Malley RifleRossanrubble, Newport.wounded and captured He died 25th Feb. 1983 Buried in Burrishoole cemeteryNewport
Jack Connolly RifleDerrycooldrim Tiernaur coylived in Ballinrobe. Married Roseanne Kilroy Belmullet. Died 1985.Tiernaur
Michael Browne ShotgunRoskeen South, Tiernaur coylived in England, Roskeen south and Westmeath buried in Killeen cemetery NewportTiernaur
Paddy Mulloy ShotgunKnockbreaga, Tiernaur coy Wounded and captured released from jail before end of 1921. Buried in EnglandTiernaur
Pat McLoughlin ShotgunKnockmanus, Tiernaur coyKnockmanus died 6th May 1964 buried in Killeen cemetery Newport.Tiernaur
Larry McGovern RifleNewfield, Tiernaur coyNewfield married Paddy Molloys sister Annie. Died 15th Aug 1985Tiernaur
James SwiftShotgunDavitts Terrace CastlebarWounded and escaped; was maintenance man in the Co. hospital. Died 16.11.1968 buried in Republican plot in Castlebar cemetery.Castlebar
Michael HughesrifleGallows Hill, CastlebarWounded and escaped died 30th Sept. 1976 buried in Ballinahaglish cemetery near BallinaCastlebar
John Daly ChambersRifleNew Antrim St. CastlebarHurt his leg in Skerdagh. Died 28.1.1971 buried in Repulican plot in Castlebar cemeteryCastlebar
Dr John MaddenRifleBelderrig, Ballycastle, coyCastlebar coy Later had a practice in Westport and later in Dublin died 1954Castlebar
Thomas NolanRifle Thomas St. CastlebarWounded and captured, married 1939 had family died 1970 buried in Glasnevin. (Another Tom Nolan Milebush also of Castlebar coy joined the national Army) Castlebar
William McCarthy Rifle Lr. Chapel St Castlebar.Emigrated to England adress unknownCastlebar
Paddy AinsworthshotgunThomas St Castlebar.Joined the Canadian mounted PoliceCastlebar
Seamus McEvilly RifleThomas St.CastlebarKilled, in Kilmeena, buried in the Republican plot in CastlebarCastlebar
Tom O Donnell RifleRossinrubble, Castlebar coy.Killed, buried in Republican plot in CastlebarCastlebar
James Hughes (Gas)RifleNew Antrim St. Castlebar Never married, died Aug 1963 buried in Republican plot in Castlebar cemetery.Castlebar
Paddy Boyle RifleLr. Chapel St. Castlebar.Never married. Went to England in 1940's came home about 1970 died in Co Home Castlebar
John CooneyShotgunNew Antrim St.Castlebar New Antrim St was a carpenter with James Chambers, never married.Castlebar
Thomas MaloneyshotgunThomas St. Castlebardied youngCastlebar
Ned MoaneMartini single shot RifleCarrabawn, WestportJoined Fianna Fail was elected TD. Leastown, Oldtown, Co. Dublin.Westport
Michael StauntonRifleMill St. WestportEmigrated to Chicago.Westport
Johnnie (Sean) GibbonsWebley revolver with four bulletsQuay St WestportFather was Richard Gibbons from Louisburgh. Qualified as a solicitor and practiced in Dublin. Westport
Butch Lambertmartini rifleThe Quay Westport Boffin St, married B. Kavannagh from Ballinrobe, buried in Aughavale cemetery WestportWestport
Tommy KitterickPeter the PainterHigh St. WestportWorked for Charles Hughes. Was a very successful Quartemaster for the Westport Battalion. Westport
John Collins Martini Rifle Kerrigans Fairgreen WestportKilled, an orphan from Belfast, was a tailor in Kerrigans, buried by Kerrigans in the Republican plot in Castlebar. Westport
John Pierceshotgunc/o Malones James St. a tailor, native of DublinCaptured, turned informer, was in jail until at least Nov. Joined FSA in april 1922 and was discharged in Feb. 1924. was sentemced to 5 years jail in LiverpoolWestport
Thomas AinsworthRifleCastlebar St. Westport Fr. Angelus Park WestportWestport
Jack McDonaghRifleHigh St.WestportJoined Free state Army. In England in 1935Westport
Batty CryanShotgunOughan , Bunninadden,Co. SligoWestport coy. drapers assistant to Charles Hughes. Moved to Leitrim and had a draper shopWestport
John Richard Gibbons ShotgunMill St.WestportBaker by profession may have worked in Harans bakery had a pub at lower High St.Westport
Joe Baker RilfeNative of Tyrone, Westporthad a jeweller shop in Westport. Buried in Aughavale cemeteryWestport
Pat Staunton shotgunDerrygarve KilmeenaKilled, in Kilmeena 19th May 1921. Buried in the Republican plot in KilmeenaKilmeena
Jim Browne (Red)ShotgunDerrygarve KilmeenaKilled in Skerdagh on 23-24 th of May 1921, buried in the Republican plot in KilmeenaKilmeena
Peter CorcoranShotgunKiltyroe, Kilmeena.Joined free state Army. Went to US after he was dischargedBrockagh
Jim Kellylong MauserBallintleva, Westportmarried in England killed in air raid in world War ll.Wife and daughter went to US.Brockagh
Paddy Cannon mauser RifleCornagushlaun, Islandeadyworked for Mayo Co.Co. Lived at Mountain View CastlebarIslandeady
Paddy Jordan RifleDerrycreeve Islandeady.Killed, buried in the Republican plot in KilmeenaIslandeady
Martin NaughtonRifleBuckwaria Westport, Joined free State army and deserted. Emigrated to US.Derrygorman
John CannonshotgunDrimmindoo WestportWounded and captured, spent time in several jails was released in Feb 1922. died 4th Jan 1932 buried in Aughagower cemetery.Derrygorman