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Pat Purcell Papers
50th Commemoration Parade
of the 1916 Rising
Carlow Old IRA 1966.
Source: Michael Purcell c2004/05/06 & Carlow Nationalist April 28 2006
William Muldowney and Terry Curran
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Marching for the 50th Commemoration of the 1916 Rising — Carlow Old IRA 1966.
(Not all names known.)
Front row L to R — Paddy Murphy, John Swan, Jack Scully, Tom Fitzpatrick;
2nd row — Mrs. Kirwan, Martin Hogan, Harry Brophy;
3rd row — Denis Hogan, Evans White;
4th row -- Jim Rice, Paddy Hogan.
At rear, Michael Kirwan. Photo supplied: Richard Fitzpatrick, Crossleigh.

Source: The Nationalist November 11th 1983.

Part of a collection of old newspaper cuttings given to Michael Purcell from Nannie Nolan's shop on Tullow Street, Carlow.c2009

His comments are as follows:

In this photo these names pop up: Tom Timpson, Geraldine Timpson? , Matt Callinan, Ned Doogue Vesty McGrath, Ned Doogue.

The second row of men the second man in from the left is Vesty McGrath from 55 St.Killians Crest, (Jobber McGrath). the man in the top left corner walking with his hands in his pockets is Tom Timpson with Geraldine beside him?

T Curran Feb 2010


It was the same all over the country, many joined for the companionship and something to do during the long evenings but one has to bear in mind that all this is before the outbreak of The Great War.  Many of the "Volunteers" left the I.N.V. (Irish National Volunteers) following the commencement of hostilities and also many more later distanced themselves from the Rebellion of 1916., seeing it as premature and a waste of life, so only a few of the early I.N.V., members actually took part in the War of Independence 1918-1921., but still several of those named above served in the Irish Republican Army whilst other names were members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and remained so until their death.

In those days most of these men would have travelled by bike or horse but some of the lads would stay over for a night and take part in the local Craic.  The I.N.V was a great way of bringing people together.  The lads from Leighlin and Castlecomer were probably trainers.  They were all under the command of Commander. Tom Seeley (Rags). Some of the Comer (Castlecomer) boys tutored the Carlow Fianna in the same year.  The Carlow Brigade took in the area around Killeshin/Ballickmoyler/Rossmore.


Source - Laois Nationalist

The death occurred on 13th July 2000 at General Hospital, Tullamore of Mr Michael Pender, Old Leigh, Ballickmoyler. He was son of the late Mr Pat and Mrs Jane Pender, a well known Ballickmoyler family.

Michael was very much involved in Parish affairs, and did all church door collections for past and present clergy in Arles for a long number of years. The late Eamon de Valera, in his early years, visited Michael’s home at Old-Leigh. He will be best remembered for unveiling a plaque in Ballickmoyler village three years ago to commemorate all the people killed in Ballickmoyler during 1798.

Fr. O’Shea PP and Fr. Kemmey CC, received his remains into Arles Church. Fr. O’Shea was celebrant of his Funeral Mass. In his Homily he paid glowing tribute to Michael for his loyalty, dedication and assistance to the Church and to the priests of the Parish over the years. Burial was in adjoining Cemetery. Sympathy is extended to his relatives and many friends.

Michael also had an uncle called Michael. - William Muldowney

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