Irish Bureau of Military History – Witness Statements

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Elizabeth Bloxam – WS0632
Daughter of an RIC constable, family lived in Westport Demense, Domestic Science teacher, member of Cumann na mBan.

Jack Feehan – WS1692
John Feehan, better known as Jack from Rossow Kilmeena a carpenter, member of West Connemara brigade, married a sister of Petie Joe McDonnell lived Leenane later.

Michael McHugh – WS1632
From Ballinlough Co. Roscommon, a drapers assistant in Castlebar, early Vice O/C of the Brigade, arrested in early 1921.

Peter McDonnell – WS1612
Better known as Petie Joe a carpenter in Leenane member of West Connemara Brigade. Married Tilly Kilroy a sister on Michael Kilroy.

Edward Moane – WS0896
Better known as Ned, from Carrowbaun Westport, Vice O/C of Brigade, later a TD.

Thomas Hevey – WS1668
More commonly spelled as Heavey a member of West Brigade ASU

Michael Kilroy – WS1162
From Derrylahan Newport, a coachmaker, O/C of the West Mayo Brigade, became a TD later lived in Carrowbaun Newport.

Sean Gibbons – WS972

Thomas Ketterick – WS872
From High St Westport, name spelled Kettrick on statement, was Quartermaster of West mayo Brigade ASU.

PJ Kelly – WS1735
From Slogger Westport a carpenter he operated a workshop for Peter Joe McDonnell in Louisburgh, later a building contractor in Westport.

Patrick Cannon – WS0830
From Islandeady, was member of Brigade ASU, later worked for Mayo Co. Co. and lived in Castlebar.

Liam S O’Rioghbhardain – WS0888 (RIC WITNESS)
A native of Co. Limerick, he was an RIC constable in Murrisk from 1916, he resigned in 1918

Paddy Duffy – Unpublished Statement
A native of Cloonskill Aghagower and a member of the West Mayo Brigade ASU.

Private Statement by Dan Sammin