Limerick's 1914 Gun-runners

at Limerick's Pop Up Museum

7:30pm Wednesday 13 August 2014

by Paddy Waldron

WWW version:

1913/1914 Timeline

What were the guns for or against?

The crews of the three yachts

The Limerick people aboard

Conor O Brien and Kitty O Brien were siblings.

Mary Spring-Rice was their second cousin.

All three were greatgrandchildren of Thomas Spring-Rice, 1st Baron Monteagle (1790-1866), whose statue stands in the People's Park, Pery Square:

Rice's Memorial
Rice's Memorial

Conor O'Brien (1880-1952)

Conor O Brien

Kitty O'Brien (1885-1951)

Kitty O'Brien's grave

Mary Spring-Rice (1880-1924)

Mary Spring-Rice and Molly Childers

George Cahill (1888-1921)

Tom Fitzsimons (1894-c1970s)

Sir Thomas Myles (1857-1937)

Sir Thomas Myles
George Ferdinand Shaw

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.