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Patrick Connaughton

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Street: 19 Merton Avenue, South Circular Road
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Town/Village: Dublin
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Alternative Address: Ballymahon Street / Market Square, Longford; Motherwell, Scotland; 53 Gordon Street, Dublin 4.
Census 1901: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Longford/Longford_No__1_Urban/Ballymahon/1555544/
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Regiment/Unit: 'C' company, 1st battalion, Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers
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Patrick Connaughton was born in 1890. He spent some time in Scotland. On his return to Ireland in the spring of 1916, he had a letter of introduction to Tom Clarke who arranged for him to join the Volunteers. He served in 'B' company of the 1st battalion, Dublin Brigade. On Wednesday of Holy Week, Connaughton went to Tom Clarke’s shop in Parnell Street to ask his permission to go home to Longford for the week. According to his own account, Clarke gave him a revolver ‘with instructions not to allow it to be taken from me by anyone’. He returned to Dublin on Monday and served in the GPO throughout the week. He was based mostly in the instrument room and was under the command firstly of The O'Rahilly and then of Michael Collins. He was among those who surrendered on Moore Street on 29 April. He was interned in Stafford and then in Frongoch, Wales.

Connaughton played no further part in the Volunteers. He worked in Dublin Corporation and died in 1946.

 

 

Parents Names: Son of Laurence Connaughton and Margaret (née Lenehan), Ballymahon Street, Longford.
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