Richard O’Carroll T.C.

 WORKER’S RIGHTS, HUMAN DIGNITY & IRISH FREEDOM

This website was created in memory of Richard O’Carroll T.C. who died for his country on 5th May 1916. A True Martyr for the love of his Country and its people, and a true Working Class Hero!

Cllr O’Carroll deserves to be recognised by the State and the People of Ireland for his work with the Labour Party, The Ancient Guild of Brick & Stonelayers Trade Union and most importantly for his contribution to the Freedom of Ireland.

‘Bhí sé dílis dá thír is dá chineál’

‘He loved his country and served his kind’

Links:

Richard O’Carroll Commemorative Facebook Page

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17 thoughts on “Richard O’Carroll T.C.

  1. Hi there,

    I am a researcher at the BBC in Belfast. I’m currently working on a TV and social media project looking at social history in Ireland in 1916, as told through eyewitness accounts, including experiences of the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme.

    I have been doing some research on Richard O’Carroll, and would be interested in speaking to you about him ? My e-mail address is claire.whelan@bbc.co.uk

    Many thanks,

    Claire

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  2. This lesser known patriot was brought to my attention at the O’Donovan Rossa commemoration today by two very nice people ( Medbh & Bernard ) I got into conversation with in O’Connell St’. Having read so much about the period I was surprised that his name didn’t register so now I’ve a job of work to do to correct things .

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    1. Thanks for making contact. It was great to attend the commemoration. If you do come across any records about my great-grandad I would be grateful if you could forward on. We will be updating this website and the Facebook page over the coming weeks. Sinead

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  3. Richard is my great grandfather. He was active in the Easter Rising of 1916. Was shot by a British Army officer who left him for dead. He was dragged off the street and taken to a hospital. He died two days later from his wounds. There is a block a flats where he died named in his memory

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    1. Dear Neil, Many thanks for reaching out. Delighted you came across the page, we have also set up a Facebook group also – please feel free to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/cllrrichardocarroll1916/

      I am Richard’s great grand daughter (my grand dad was Richard O’Carroll, dad is Des O’Carroll). I am not sure if you are in contact with other family members, you will find several on the facebook group page. We have recently established a Commemorative Committee in honour of Richard O’Carroll and hope to run some events during the 2016 commemorations, the website and Facebook page will keep you up to date. Please feel free to pass on the details of the website/Facebook page to any other extended family members. Hope to stay in touch, Sinéad

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    2. Richard was apparently my grandmothers uncle on her mothers side, although i can not find her parents names (her last name was Gillespie). She moved off to America when she was very young.

      Any help would he appreciated.

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    3. I believe that Richard O’Carroll is the brother of my Great Grandmother, Anne O’Carroll. I’m trying to trace my ancestry through my father, James Molloy, and his mother, Alice Brennan, and her mother Anne O’Carroll. I live in the United States.

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  4. My name is Barbara Murphy, I am Richard O’Carroll’s great granddaughter. My grandparents were Leo and Maura Murphy (nee O’Carroll) and my father was Richard (Dick) Murphy. I live in Bray. I would be interesed in getting involved in the commemorations next year.

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    1. Hi Barbara,

      Great to hear from another family member, thanks for reaching out! You may be interested in joining the Facebook group page as this will be kept more up to date with any forthcoming events and wil put you in contact with other family members. If you prefer not to join the group please let me know and I will put you in contact by email with my uncle Richard (Dick O’Carroll) who is co-ordinating most events.

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/cllrrichardocarroll1916/

      Best wishes,
      Sinead

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      1. Richard was apparently my grandmothers uncle on her mothers side, although i can not find her parents names (her last name was Gillespie). She moved off to America when she was very young.

        Any help would he appreciated.

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    2. Richard was apparently my grandmothers uncle on her mothers side, although i can not find her parents names (her last name was Gillespie). She moved off to America when she was very young.

      Any help would he appreciated.

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      1. Hi Matthew, I am afraid I do not have any info on your grandmother but I will mention to members of the committee and see if they have come across anything in their research. Many thanks for linking in. Sinead

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  5. Hello, my name is pauline hall . I belong to a voluntary group, the Rathmiesn Intiative, which is producing a guidebook about people and places from the Greater Rathmines area associated with the Easter Rising. We plan to include an entry on Councillor O’Carroll. To date, I have not been able to find out the number of the house on Camden Street where he was shot. My committee and myself would greatly appreciate if you could pass on this information, as soon as you can. We will of course, acknowledge you help, and give you a copyof the guidebook in due course.

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  6. I have just edited and published (Amazon Kindle) a biography of the man who shot Councillor O’Carroll. The book is “A Terrible Duty: the Madness of Captain Bowen-Colthurst” by Bryan Bacon. During the hearings of the 1916 “Royal Commission on the Arrest…Skeffington….Dickson… MacIntyre”, Timothy Healy attempted unsuccessfully to raise the matter of Councillor O’Carroll’ murder.
    Healy had been reading Bowen-Colthurst’s own account of the shooting when the Commissioner (Simon) stopped him.

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