Information Sought on Castleisland People involved in 1916 Rising

David Griffin C 1915
David Griffin C 1915. Photograph courtesy of Don McSweeney.

Information is being sought on a list of men from the Castleisland area who were involved in the events of Easter Week 1916.
A new book edited by Kerry journalists, Owen O’Shea, Bridget McAuliffe and Dr Mary McAuliffe of UCD will feature details of over 150 Kerry men and women who were arrested following the Rising.
These biographies will be accompanied, where possible, by photographs of the participants. The book, which will be published early next year, will contain essays by historians on: Austin Stack; Roger Casement; The O’Rahilly; Thomas Ashe; Fionán Lynch; Thomas MacGreevy; Cumann na mBan; the Kerry GAA and revolution; the drownings at Ballykissane Pier and the Irish Volunteers in Kerry.
If anyone has information about, or photographs of, the following members of the Irish Volunteers, they are asked to get in touch with editors: Owen O’Shea on: 087 78 70 070  or Bridget McAuliffe at
The list includes: Thomas Tom Fitzgerald, a publican from Castleisland; David Davy Griffin, Gaelic footballer from Castleisland; William McSweeney, Castleisland cooper; Brian O’Connor, councillor from Scartaglin; TJ O’Connor, Cordal; Michael Reidy, Castleisland blacksmith and Dan O’Mahony, farmer from Castleisland.