Seeking Relations

The committee wishes to contact the families of all 31 men to advise them of the special commemoration in Westport on Sunday 8th May 2016. It is not possible for the committee to make contact with the probable hundreds of descendants. Our aim is to make contact with at least one person in each family and ask them to advise their extended family of the events. However, there are some families which we still have not made contact and the details are as follows;

1916 arrestees yet to trace

  • John Berry, Lanmore / High St. – grocer’s assistant in John McGing’s, High St. Went to Philadelphia in 1925; still alive in 1967; no contact
  • Thomas Derrig High St. / Dublin – teacher, T.D., minister; two unmarried(?) daughters, both died in last two years; no known siblings; no contact
  • Michael Duffy Lanmore / High St. – worked in Charles Hughes’s; probably 1st cousin of John Berry; believed to have died young; no contact
  • John Gavin Murrisk-na-Boll – grocer’s assistant Kelly’s, Octagon; possibly went to Liverpool
  • Charles Hickey Dublin / Castlebar St. – worked in Breheny’s; we know where he came from in Dublin; no contact
  • Patrick S. Kenny Sligo / Shop St. – worked in Michael Browne’s; no contact
  • John McDonagh Monument St. / High St. – plasterer; died 1934, buried Aughaval; had children but no contact established

photo-18This is a photograph from Murrisk with Campbell’s public house in the background. Please contact us if you know the occasion or people in the photograph.

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