O'Brennan, Frank

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O'Brennan, Frank

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  • O'Brennan, Francis Joseph

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1895-1964

History

Frank O’Brennan was born in Tullamore c.1985, the younger brother of Séamus and Alo O’Brennan. He was active in the Tullamore Volunteers from 1913 and is listed on the charge sheet of those present during the Tullamore Incident of March 1916, after which he was arrested and court-martialled in relation to the wounding of RIC Sergeant Ahearn. After his release in June 1916, he rejoined the Irish Volunteers and took part in the usual activities. In 1919 he watched the movement of British forces and carried dispatches. In June 1920 he was in charge of road blocking during attacks on Geashill and Clara Barracks, and was involved in an armed attack on British forces at Ballycommon Bridge in which a civilian was killed. He took part in three raids for mail. In the autumn of 1920 he brought Seán McGuinness and members of his Active Service Unit (Flying Column) from Kilbeggan to Geashill where they killed an RIC Head Constable, but O’Brennan took no part in the shooting. He died in 1964.

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O'Brennan, Séamus (1886-1968)

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O'Brennan, Séamus is the sibling of O'Brennan, Frank

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O'Brennan, Alo (1894-1976)

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family

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O'Brennan, Alo is the sibling of O'Brennan, Frank

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ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, 2nd Edition (2011)

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November 2016

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Sources

Offaly Independent, obituary 17 October 1964
Military Archives pension application MSP34REF59902

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