Author Topic: RIC Barracks in Roscommon in 1890-1915  (Read 8302 times)

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Re: RIC Barracks in Roscommon in 1890-1915
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 28 February 07 08:50 GMT (UK) »
Good Morning Mary,

I spoke with Jim Herlihy last night and he was able to relate the following:-

Wm James Murtagh was born in Sligo in 1898 (withoout his service record he cannot tell where in Sligo he was born - but he will get the service record for you, just may take a little time).  Wm was shot accidentally on 24th December 1919 by his comrade Constable Twomey when stationed at Clonoulty Police Hut which was actually in Co. Tipperary and not Roscommon as previously thought.  Wm is mentioned in Jim's first book, The RIC Short History & Genealogical Guide.

With regard to Thomas Murtagh - there were actually 5 Thomas Murtaghs in the RIC, so until he gets the service records he cannot tell which is which, so again a little wait!

Jim said you can email him should you wish at j_herlihy@esatclear.ie (just refer to his telephone conversation with me).

Hope this is of some interest.

Hazel Morrison-Pagett.

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Re: RIC Barracks in Roscommon in 1890-1915
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 28 February 07 09:03 GMT (UK) »
Mary,

Just re-read your notes again and realise you actually have Wms service record.... in any event emailing Jim again would probably be worthwhile.

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Re: RIC Barracks in Roscommon in 1890-1915
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 28 February 07 19:28 GMT (UK) »
Hazel,
You are so very kind to go out of your way to help me so.  Thank you very much.  I can't believe that Jim Herlihy knows the Constable who shot my Uncle.  I wonder how he learned that.  And the exact location.  None of that is listed on his death record.  Also, he mentions my Uncle in his book!  I definitely would like to purchase that book.  Yes, you are right, I do have their service records.  I so hope that Jim can help me locate this family in a census.  Thank you again, Hazel.  I have written him and anxiously waiting for a reply.  I am a very patient girl, so I don't mind waiting long. 
Have a wonderful day!
Mary

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Re: RIC Barracks in Roscommon in 1890-1915
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 01 March 07 09:20 GMT (UK) »
Morning Mary,

Glad to be of help.... I know that exciting feeling when you get some extra bit of info to fit the puzzle! Such a pity you didn't reside in Ireland - Jim mentioned to me when I was speaking with him that he is giving a talk in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon at the end of March.  Strokestown has a heritage centre and are organising a special day/weekend??? on Tracing your Family Roots to include RIC....

Just wondering if you had checked out these sites? 
http://www.roscommonroots.com/
http://www.irish-roots.net/tipperary-north.asp
http://www.tfhr.org/

Take care.

Hazel.

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Re: RIC Barracks in Roscommon in 1890-1915
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 01 March 07 09:23 GMT (UK) »
ooooops forgot this link:-

http://www.sligoroots.com/

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Re: RIC Barracks in Roscommon in 1890-1915
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 01 March 07 12:16 GMT (UK) »
Hazel,
No I hadn't seen them.  But I will now!
Thank you.
Mary