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Mr. S. Davenport, Kinvara – 1938

Connacht Tribune 12th November, 1938 p.14

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Kinvara, April 1969 Photo: Felix Wikimedia Commons

Seamus Davenport of Kinvara, County Galway, prominent fighter in the Wars of Independence, was married on Saturday in the Church of the Holy Family, Aughrim Street, Dublin, to Miss Julia O’Meara, second daughter of Mrs. O’Meara and the late Denis O’Meara, Kilruane, Nenagh. Mrs. N. Brophy was matron of honour, and Mr. Thomas Gray, P.C. of the Reference Department, Dublin Corporation(who fought in the Longford Brigade, I.R.A.) was best man.

Mr. Davenport is advertisement and sales manager for International Agencies, Dame Street, Dublin. He was the youngest member of the I.R.A. to take part in the 1916 Rising in Galway area, and served in the Mid-Clare and South Galway Brigade in the fight against the Black-and-Tans. During the Civil War he fought on the Republican side and was later imprisoned in Limerick and Harepark. He is an officer in the Volunteer Reserve.

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