Historical Documents

Patrick Tunney is the middle row, second from the left and his brother Michael Tunney is the back row, fifth from the left. It is believed this is a photograph of Mayo prisoners in the Curragh internment camp.Patrick Tunney is the middle row, second from the left and his brother Michael Tunney is the back row, fifth from the left.
It is believed this is a photograph of Mayo prisoners in the Curragh internment camp.

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PATRICK TUNNEY 1887 – 1951

Patrick Tunney was a poet and songwriter from Cushlough, Westport. Over his lifetime he penned and published over one hundred and twenty songs and poems which have been recited, recorded and performed many times. He wrote about life at the time in poems such as ‘Drummin long ago’, ‘The Widow from Mayo’, ‘I bought my […]

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An Appreciation – Mr. Thaddeus Walsh

An Appreciation – Mr. Thaddeus Walsh To the ‘Mayo News’ Patrick Tunney. Cushlough, August, 1931. Whenever we reflect on days gone by we always find that some of our best friends and associates have, also, gone to other spheres – one by one they have passed away, therefore, whilst fate bades us to sojourn here and enable […]

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RIC Report on Westport Area 1917

January 1917 RIC Report on Westport Area 1917  (4) Over 70% of the tenants in this county have purchased their holdings and they as a rule have little interest in politics or agitation in consequence. The strong hold of Sinn Feiners in this county is (in) Westport and its neighbourhood where it has been carefully […]

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Interned Rebel Joseph McBride 18.X.16

Interned Rebel  Joseph McBride County of Mayo Westport 18.X.16 I beg to report that if Joseph McBride would keep the undertaking as stated in attached communication. I believe he could safely be released. I believe however, that he would not and could not benefit. He is such an irreconcilable hater of England and the English […]

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Interned Rebel Joseph McBride CI Report

Interned Rebel Joseph McBride  County of Mayo Castlebar 18.X.16 Submitted Please see returns furnished in this case on 16th inst. This man and Charles Hughes are the two chief leaders around Westport, the center of Sinn Feinism and the most notoriously disloyal spot in this county. For this condition of things, the McBride influence is […]

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RIC report of Charles Hughes 19.X.16

Charles Hughes  Bridge Street Westport At present informed for complicity in the rebellion. County of Mayo Westport 19.X.16 (19/OCT/1916) I beg to report that in my opinion the above named could with safety be released only on his entering with or without sureties into a surety bond to perform the undertaking stated on attached communication. […]

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RIC report of Charles Hughes 22.X.16

Charles Hughes Bridge Street Westport At present entered for complicity in the Rebellion County of Mayo Castlebar 22.X.16. I don’t think this man should be released at present. DA Sherman C.I. Independently submitted This man is one of the leaders of Westport and I do not recommend his release. Wad Connell 23.X.16

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Interned Rebel Joseph McBride

          County of Mayo, Westport 18.X.16 I beg to report that if Joseph McBride would keep the undertaking as stated in attached communication. I believe he could safely be released. I believe however, that he would not and could not benefit. He is such an irreconcilable hater of England and the English […]

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The Memories of the Struggle for Freedom by Patrick Tunney as published in the Western People

MEMORIES OF THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM By PATRICK TUNNEY In the throes of fear, terror and anxiety, the year 1920 dawned throughout Ireland, with the death of Terence McSweeney, the burning of the Loughnane Brothers, Galway, the assassination of Mayor O’Callaghan. Limerick; Canon Magner. Cork; Peadar Clancy and Dick McKee at Dublin Castle; Tom Ashe […]

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