Liam Mellows and friends in America


A rare photograph of Irish revolutionaries in America around 1919. Location unknown but possibly somewhere in Los Angeles.

Back row (L-R): Liam Mellows, Tommy O’Connor, Paddy Fleming and George (or Arthur) Murray .
Front row: John ‘Dad’ Murray on the left and on the right is his son Peter Murray. The Murray family were very prominent Irish-American supporters of the Irish fight against the British. They lived in California around the Los Angeles area.

Many Irish Revolutionaries spent time at the Murray household in California, Sean T. O’Kelly, Eamon de Valera, Tommy O’Connor, Harry Boland, Liam and Sarah Mellows, Paddy Fleming and Eamon Martin. Fianna Chief Eamon Martin stayed with the Murrays after 1916 to recuperate from wounds received during the Easter Rising.

A very successful republican club called the ‘Peter Murray’ Irish club was in existence in LA up until the 1950’s. In his later years John moved back and retired to Ireland and lived in Howth, Dublin.



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