This is the second part of our basic chronology for the year 1919, linking MSPC files to various events that happened that year. All individuals linked to major or smaller events will be added as the archivists’ processing work progresses. Events may also be added as found.
Part 1: January-March available here.
Part 3: July-September
Part 4: October-December
This can be considered as a working document to be added to, to complete, to correct and to be used as a holistic guide to MSPC sources.
6/4 – Robert Joseph Byrne (1D260) – Limerick workhouse
15-27/4: Limerick Soviet
[No found mention yet]
13/5 – Knocklong
18/6 – Dáil officially established the Dáil Courts
First of the Dáil Courts, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo: no found mention yet.
Patrick J Moran – MSP34REF505
Harold McBrien – MSP34REF22655
PJ Ruttledge – MSP34REF60608
John Gardner – MSP34REF14502
Peadar O’Brien – MSP34REF20091
Áine Heron – MSP34REF153
Eamon Hannan – MSP34REF42802
Laurence Ginnell (MSP34REF42754; nephew): References state he took charge of important documents including Intelligence reports. He claims he was appointed Battalion Adjutant as well as Director of Propaganda for Westmeath and Clerk to the Dáil Courts for which he arranged trials and collected fines.
23/6 – Killing of D.I. Hunt, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Brigade Activity Reports: A13_A 2 Mid-Tipperary Brigade
24/6: Attack and disarming of Sergeant Oates and Constable JJ O’Connell, of Camp. Attacked near Meenascarthy
[No found mention in files yet]