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I am wondering if there are records anywhere of Irish returning from America to Ireland to fight in uprisings, in this instance 1867. 2nd Great Grand Uncle John Comerford – below is an extract from a longer than normal obituary.

23 Jan 1909, Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

John Comerford was born in Kilkenney. Ireland, and had he lived until May would have been 90 years old. Coming to Boston more than 50 years ago, for the greater part of his life he was a resident of this vicinity, He had learned the trade of custom shoe maker in the old country and followed that occupation here. …While sympathizing with and aiding every branch of the Irish movement, he was particularly Interested in the Fenian Brotherhood, and in 1867 revisited Ireland for the purpose of joining the projected uprising.

Bill Comerford

Monday 2nd May 2022, 12:29AM

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  • Bill,

    Attached from Wikipedia which gives an account of the Uprising. You could search your local library to see if the surname "Comerford" appears.

    Following the defeat of the Uprising, the Irish Police were granted the title "Royal" by Queen Victoria and they became known as the Royal Irish Police.

    Regards

    McCoy

    Monday 2nd May 2022, 07:51AM

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  • Bill,

    Some further information on the 1867 Fenian Uprising.

    The Nenagh Guardian newspaper gives detail in relation to County Tipperary which adjoins Kilkenny.

    There is a John Comerford recorded, but of a previous generation.

    Regards,

    McCoy

    Monday 2nd May 2022, 10:32AM

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  • Thank you  McCoy, that is amazing material on the fenians.

    I ahve been searching for material on them. but could finf[d nothing

    Well done.

    Christina Irelandxo Volunteer.

    Christina, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 4th May 2022, 01:01PM
  • Thank you McCoy.

    I do have a question about Fenian Documents in the State Paper Office on JSTOR.pdf.  Since having trouble reading/viewing.

     

    Do I need to create and account on the JSTOR site to read this document?

     

    Bill

    Bill Comerford

    Thursday 5th May 2022, 02:40PM
  • Bill,

    You will need to create and account. I suggest that you do this through your local library, as there is a fee to download the pages (23) which are mainly in relation to activities of the leaders

    in the Greater Dublin Area.

    I have requested details of how you can access the various files in the Archives, but there is a delay on getting the information.

    I will inform you whenever I get it.

    Regards,

    McCoy

    Friday 6th May 2022, 10:49AM
  • Bill,

    You will need to create and account. I suggest that you do this through your local library, as there is a fee to download the pages (23) which are mainly in relation to activities of the leaders

    in the Greater Dublin Area.

    I have requested details of how you can access the various files in the Archives, but there is a delay on getting the information.

    I will inform you whenever I get it.

    Regards,

    McCoy

    Friday 6th May 2022, 10:49AM
  • McCoy,

    Thank you.  The team at Ireland XO has been very helpful.

    I am just starting on this journey and still have so many ancestors from Irealnd I haven't got to yet.

    Again, thank you.  I'm sure you will hear from me again.

    Bill

    Bill Comerford

    Saturday 7th May 2022, 03:09PM
  • Bill,

    In order to search the Archives, you will need to have a particular query with a reference detail.

    I attach two newspaper articles on some of the trials which gives a good account of how the Uprising was being organised.

    Best Wishes,

    Credit:  www.irishnewspaperarchives.com  - Subscription Site

    McCoy

    Tuesday 10th May 2022, 06:05PM

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  • thank you

    Bill Comerford

    Thursday 12th May 2022, 12:54AM