The Howth & Kilcoole Gunrunning 1914 - The Limerick Connection:

Sir Thomas Myles

Desmond Hall, Newcastle West, County Limerick

7:30pm Thursday 14 August 2014

by Paddy Waldron

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The Limerick people aboard the three gun-running yachts in 1914 came from very diverse social backgrounds:

Sir Thomas Myles (1857-1937)

Sir Thomas Myles

Childhood in Limerick

The early Home Rule movement

George Ferdinand Shaw

Myles the Surgeon


The United Irish League (U.I.L.)


Myles's yachts

The crew of the Chotah

After the gun-running

On the beach at Kilcoole, a bronze plaque on a granite boulder reminds the visitor of the events that took place there in 1914. Sir Thomas Myles is named on the Kilcoole monument.

Mount Trenchard Memorial Committee

Provisional date for unveiling of monument: 2p.m. Sunday 21 September 2014.

Fundraising is ongoing.

Commemorative scrolls available from any committee member (suggested donation € 20).

Booklet to be published. More information on the gun-running participants welcome.