Fianna Eireann, Westport, Co. Mayo in 1915


Na Fianna Eireann Westport 1915

“This magnificent photograph was taken in Westport in 1915, one year before the Easter Rising in 1916. The group assembled in Reilly’s meadow, which is now the site of Doctors Rossa and Siobhan Horgan’s medical practice. The photograph was taken by Mrs. P Walsh, McLoughlin’s Studio, Westport.”

Left to Right

Back Row: Willie Malone, High St.; John Tom Walsh (drill instructor), High St.; Tom Derrig (scout master), High St.; Joe Gillivan, James St.; John Malone, High St.; James “Broddie” Malone, The Fairgreen; James “Broddie” Carney, Mill St.; James McKenna, “The Pound”, Carrabawn; Joe Walsh, Mill St.; John Hastings, High St.; Tommie Ketterick (recruiting sergeant), High St.; Charles Hickey, Castlebar St.; William Lyons, Quay Rd.; Dan Gavin,  High St.;Michael O’Malley, Carrabawn; Eamonn Gannon, High St.

Second Row: Austin Hoban, Mill St.; Peter Mutch, Castlebar St.; Wille Duffy, The Fairgreen; Martin Duffy, The Fairgreen; Francis Quinn, Lower Peter St.; Peter Kelly (troop bugler), Tubber Hill.; Jack McDonagh, High St.; Wille Joe Ainsworth, Castlebar St.; Tom Sheirdan, Mill St.; David Walsh, High St.; Paddy Haran, Bridge St.; Jack Breheny, Castlebar St.

Front Row: Matt Heraty, Altamont St.; Paddy Blaney, Altamont St.; Teddy Walsh, Bridge St.; Paddy McGreal, Bridge St.; Mick Breheny, Castlebar St.; “Champ” McGreal.

Photograph, caption and names courtesy of the Westport Historical Society

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