Liam Keogh (b. 1919)
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Liam Keogh (b. 1919)


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Track 1: Liam Keogh describes his family background, his father’s employment with the railways at Inchicore, his involvement in the 1913 Lockout, joining the Citizen Army in 1914 and his inclusion in the firing party over the grave of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in August, 1915. Track 2: Contains a description of events from the Saturday of Easter Week, when the Volunteers, including Ned Keogh, gathered at Liberty Hall; their march to St. Stephen’s Green under the command of Michael Mallin and their subsequent relocation to the College of Surgeons. Track 3: An excerpt is read from the testimony of Ned Keogh to the Bureau of Military History which illustrates his close friendship with Michael Mallin. Both men were members of a local pipe band. Liam Keogh recalls an election speech by Countess Markievicz, delivered from the back of a truck. Liam attended the Countess’s funeral procession in O’Connell Street on route to her burial at Glasnevin. Track 4: Describes memories of the Keogh family’s move from Dublin to the home of his mother’s people in Kilkenny while Ned Keogh was on the run, from 1919 to 1923. The day of Ned Keogh’s release and homecoming from Hare Park Camp at the end of the Civil War is recalled, as is the financial strain endured by his wife due to the lack of a State pension. The forming, by Ned Keogh, of the Liam Lynch Fianna Fáil Cumann in Drimnagh in South Dublin, is also described. Tracks 5-7: A linen handkerchief embroidered by Liam’s father, Ned Keogh, while he was imprisoned in Hare Park, is displayed and described by Liam Keogh. He also discusses his father’s involvement in helping the successful escape of other prisoners through tunnels dug from the inside of the prison.

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Disk, MP3

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The 1916 Rising Oral History Collections


128 kbps

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48 hours

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5.80 MB, 3.90 MB, 5.45 MB, 5.92 MB, 10.67 MB, 6.18 MB, 12.47 MB

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Keogh, Ned (Interviewee’s father)

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