volunteers

Members of Old IRA arrested by British forces on St John’s eve March 1921 at Piggott’s of Milltown, Croagh, Co. Limerick. Left to Right, Michael John Neville, Kiltannan Croagh, Bill Sheehy (farm worker at Piggott’s incorrectly included in the arrested group and released from custody), Timmy Hartigan, Kiltannan, Croagh, Jack Neville, Ballinaguile Croagh, Jack Farrell, Adare, Capt. Jack Hickey, Clonshire, Adare and Jack Horgan, Capparough, Adare. Photo taken by Rita Piggott. All were interned at Limerick Prison until the truce between Britiain and Ireland.

Note: Michael John Neville was uncle of Deputy Dan Neville, Jack Neville was Michael John Neville’s first cousin. Bill Sheehy was uncle of Maurice and Jim Sheehy, Ballycannon Croagh, Jack Farrell’s family are in Adare, his nephew is the most successfull amataur golfer from Adare Manor Golf Club, Jackie Harrington. Jackie died in 2011, Jack Hickey’s family are still in the area and his nephew Sonny Boland of Patrickswell served Co. Limerick GAA in many areas including County Secretary.

ROLE OF HONOUR / WEST LIMERICK BRIGADE OLD I.R.A.

(as displayed on the Irish war of independence monument, Newcastle West)

  • CAPT. DONAL SHEEHAN, Monagea
  • CAPT. CON COLBERT, Castlemahon
  • LT. DANIEL NEVILLE, Ballysteen
  • CAPT. LIAM SCULLY, Glenbeigh
  • LT. DAVID BRENNAN, Broadford
  • SEC. COMDR. LIAM DANAHER, Broadford
  • SEC. COMDR. PATRICK BUCKLEY, Dromcollogher
  • VOL. MORTIMER DUGGAN, Broadford
  • CAPT. TIM MADIGAN, Shanagolden
  • VOL. RICHARD BOYCE, Broadford
  • VOL. PATRICK O’BRIEN, Coolcappa
  • BGD. COMDT. SEAN FINN, Rathkeale
  • LT. MICHAEL O’SHEA, Granagh
  • CAPT. PATRICK DALTON, Athea
  • CAPT. DONAL McENERY, Newcastle West
  • CAPT. PATRICK NAUGHTON, Limerick City
  • COMDT. EDDIE CREGAN, Newcastle West