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Frank McCaughey

A much-loved comrade passed away on August 7 when Frank McCaughey of Clones, Co Monaghan died. He had just reached his 85th birthday.

Frank was born in Corcloghey, Clogher, Co Tyrone, just across from the Republican area of Knockatallon in North Monaghan. He went to Corkahan NS but spent most of his youth helping his parents on the farm. His father died when Frank was young and his mother was left to rear a large family, four boys and five girls. His mother was originally of the Treanor family from Carrickroe, Co Monaghan, a family imbued with a strong national spirit as was appropriate in that area. Her two uncles were shot in Dundalk in 1922 and she often told Frank of her desire to see the last British soldier leave her native soil.

Frank left home at the early age of 17 and became involved in cattle and horse-dealing and continued with that trade all his life. He was known at fairs all over Ireland and was highly respected throughout the country. He often exported cattle to Scotland and worked very long hours.

In 1938 he married Ellen McElroy from Ballyscally, Clogher, and in 1940 he moved to Monaghan town where he became friendly with the late Eugene O’Hanlon, a friendship that lasted until the latter’s death. While in Monaghan he continued cattle-dealing on the Border but as the trains were running into Clones, that town was more central and accessible for the cattle trade. He moved there in 1942 where his wife Ellen started a Bed and Breakfast house. They reared nine of a family, seven sons and two daughters, his son Eugene being an active and keen member of Sinn Féin in the early Seventies.

Frank became involved in Republican politics following the death of Sean South and Fergal O’Hanlon and with Denis McGuigan he was elected to Clones Urban District Council in 1957. In 1974 both he and the late Frank Maguire led the poll and earned two seats for Sinn Féin on Clones UDC, serving the local community and the Republican Movement with great credit during their term. He later served with Bill McLaughlin and Peter McAleer. In all he spent 25 years on the Council (1960-85) and in 19790-80 he was Chairperson of that body.. Apart from his zealous work for his constituents, he was fearless in his Republican convictions and one time smashed a television in protest at the continuation of Section 31 of the Broadcasting Act.

Frank was a quiet, solid, honest man, a man of his word who was not afraid to propagate his Republican ideals even if at times it was dangerous to do so. In the small shop which he started in Annalore Street in 1972 he served the community well and helped many who were in need. In the same house many a Volunteer on the run was accommodated. Republicans were always welcome and many top-ranking Republicans attended important meetings on his premises. He worked for Republican prisoners, attended funerals, organised concerts and got time to participate in protests during the "heavy gang" regime in the 1970s. He was a close friend and comrade of Éamonn O’Doherty of Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, O/C South Fermanagh active service unit and later Chief-of-Staff IRA.

In 1986 Frank opposed the betrayal by the Provisionals and remained faithful to the All-Ireland Republic. In 1996 he was the Ulster honoree at the CABHAIR Annual Testimonial Dinner. During the 1998 referendums on the Stormont Agreement, Frank stood outside the polling booth in Clones with a placard calling for people to Vote No.

At his funeral to the local church and cemetery Frank’s coffin was draped in the national flag. Attending the wake and funeral were Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Uachtarán, Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Joe O’Neill, Donegal and other members of the Ard Chomhairle from Tyrone and Fermanagh. Republicans from Monaghan and Cavan were also present.

Frank was closely identified with the Dáil Uladh concept and promoted it on every possible occasion, It is sad that he and Jimmy McElwain, the two Co Monaghan public represent-atives of the Republican Movement who stood by the All-Ireland Republic in 1969-70 and again in 1986 should die within a fortnight of each other.

Sympathy is conveyed to Frank’s brothers Mick (Clogher), Father Pat, parish priest of Brookborough – Gaeilgeóir líofa – to his sons and daughters, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law and to his grandchildren.

He will be remembered with affection. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam diongbháilte.
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Pat Tierney

After a period of illness in Monaghan and Dublin hospitals Pat Tierney of Knockatallon, Monaghan recently died.

A lifelong Republican going back to the early Fifties, Pat was always active in Sinn Féin and the wider Republican Movement. Many a Volunteer was welcomed and favourably received in his house in Knockatallon, including the late Dáithí Ó Conaill.

A quiet and unassuming person, a hard-working farmer, he always found time to help the Republican cause and down the years he was a great help to his lifelong friend Jimmy McElwain and campaigned for him in Monaghan County Council elections.

In the late 1970s he was always a great help to Prisoners Dependants committees in Monaghan. In 1986 they came together to form a Republican Sinn Féin Cumann in Knockatallon and the objective of a free 32-County Ireland with no British presence was Pat’s ideal to the very end.

To all his family, Tom, Seán, Paddy, Michael, Noreen, Margaret, Eibhlín, Roisín, Breda, his sister Bridget Coll, Glasgow, his grandchildren and wide circle of friends SAOIRSE extends sincere sympathy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.
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Jimmy McElwain

Republicans were grieved at the death of former Republican Sinn Fíin Councillor Jimmy McElwain, Knockatallon, Scotstown, Co Monaghan on August 20.

A member of Monaghan Co Council for 20 years, he had been ill for almost a year. He was 74.

His son, Volunteer Séamus McElwain, was, to quote the wording on the impressive memorial to him near Knockatallon, "killed on active service by enemy forces in Mullaghglass, Roslea (Co Fermanagh) on April 26, 1986".

In 1987 Jimmy McElwain became Cathaoirleach of the newly-established Séamus McElwain Cumann of Sinn Féin Poblachtach.

Many Republicans from Monaghan and surrounding counties were present at the wake and funeral, including Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Uachtarán and Seán Lynch, Longford Co Councillor, Sinn Féin Poblachtach. Joe O’Neill, Michael McManus and Seán Mac Oscair of An Ard Chomhairle were also in attendance.

The huge gathering of local people was testimony to the regard and respect in which Jimmy McElwain was held, especially as a community worker.

The coffin was draped in the Tricolour outside his house and a Guard of Honour was provided by members of the Tydavnet Group Water Scheme with whom Jimmy had worked for over 20 years.

An overflow attendance at Mass in Knockatallon Church, celebrated by Father Martin McKenna, Clara and Father Paddy Gallagher, Rockcorry, heard a fulsome tribute paid to the deceased as a man and as a Republican by Fr McKenna.

Following the funeral to Urbleshanny Cemetery, Scotstown, Jimmy McElwain was buried beside his son Séamus.

Many floral tributes were laid and Tommy McKearney, The Moy, Co Tyrone, former Long Kesh hunger striker delivered a most fitting graveside oration.

Jimmy McElwain, he said, was "a Republican of the radical, revolutionary tradition. A man who understood quite clearly that in order to create a new, democratic and all-Ireland Republic that it is imperative the old be overturned and the new built on fresh foundations.

"James McElwain was a Republican who unashamedly proclaimed his belief that participation in Partitionist parliaments and institutions is a profound and fundamental mistake. In the course of a lifetime spent as an active Republican he had several times watched the promise of progress through parliamentary participation turn into defeat bnrought about by Republicans capitulating to parliamentary requirement."

Sincere sympathy is expressed on behalf of SAOIRSE and of the Republican Movement to his valiant wife May, sons Owen, Seán and Pádraic, daughters Máire, Eibhlín, Eithne and Caithlín, brother Patrick (Dublin), grandchildren, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law.
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Comhbhrón

AT its recent meeting, the Ard Chomhairle, Sinn Féin Poblachtach, extended sincere sympathy to Noreen McKenna, Cahersiveen, Co Kerry on the death of Derrick; to the McElwain family, Scotstown, Co Monaghan on the death of Jimmy McElwain; to the McCaughey family, Clones, Co Monaghan on the death of Frank McCaughey; to Josephine Hayden and family, on the death of her father Joseph O’Keeffe; to Michael Hegarty and family on the death of his brother Jimmy in the USA; and to the Tierney family, Knockatallon, Co Monaghan on the death of Pat Tierney.

BRADY, Deepest sympathy is extended to Paddy Smyth on the death of his aunt, Emma Brady, who died recently. From Liam Mellows Cumann, Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Dublin Central.

BRENNAN, Sincere sympathy is offered to John and Eileen Brennan, Ballyheigue, Co Kerry on the tragic death of their young grandson, Shane. From Cathleen Knowles McGuirk.

ELLIOTT, Sincere sympathy is extended to Nora Elliott O’Keeffe, Cork on the recent death of her aunt. From Cumann Mac Curtáin/Mac Suibhne, Corcaigh.

ELLIOTT, Sincere sympathy is extended to Nora Elliott O’Keeffe, Cork on the recent death of her aunt. From Cumann na mBan, Corcaigh.

FARRELL, Deepest sympathy is extended to the Farrell family, Cork on the recent death of Jimmy Farrell. From the Mac Curtáin/Mac Suibhne Cumann, Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Corcaigh.

FARRELL, Deepest sympathy is expressed to the Farrell family, Cork on the recent death of Jimmy Farrell. From Cumann na mBan, Corcaigh.

FRAHILL, Deepest sympathy to the Frahill Family, Limerick on the death of their mother Tiama. From Mick Hanley, Limerick.

HEGARTY, CABHAIR (Irish Republican Prisoners Dependants Fund) extends deepest sympathy to Michael Hegarty, Republican prisoner, Portlaoise jail on the death of his brother Jimmy in the USA. Go raibh suaimhneas síoraí dá anam uasail.

HEGARTY, Deepest sympathy is expressed to Mick Hegarty, Republican POW, Portlaoise jail on the death of his brother Jimmy. From the Republican Movement, Limerick.

HEGARTY, Deepest sympathy to Mick Hegarty, POW, Portlaoise jail on the death of his brother Jimmy, USA. From Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Limerick.

HEGARTY, Deepest sympathy is expressed to Michael Hegarty and the Hegarty Family, Clarecastle, Co Clare on the death of their brother Jimmy. From Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Clare.

HEGARTY, Deepest sympathy is expressed to Mick Hegarty, POW, Portlaoise Jail on the death of his brother Jimmy. From Joe and Nora Lynch, Limerick.

HEGARTY, Deepest sympathy is expressed to Republican POW, Mick Hegarty, Portlaoise jail on the death of his brother Jimmy in the USA. From Mick Hanley, Limerick.

HEGARTY, Deepest sympathy to Michael Hegarty on the death of his brother James in America. From Des & Annette Long & Family, Limerick.

McCABE, Deepest sympathy to the family of James McCabe, Dundalk. From the Magill Family, Dundalk.

McKENNA, Kerry Comhairle Ceantair, Sinn Féin Poblachtach extend sincere sympathy to Noreen McKenna, Cahersiveen, on the death of her husband, Derek who died recently.

McKENNA, Sincere sympathy is extended to Noreen McKenna, Cahersiveen, on the death of her husband, Derek who died recently. I measc Laochra na nGael go raibh a anam uasail. From Séamus Mac Suain, Loch Garman.

McKENNA, Deepest sympathy is extended to Noreen McKenna, Cahersiveen, Co Kerry on the death of her husband, veteran Republican Derrick McKenna. Also to his family on their sad loss. Derrick will be sorely missed by us all. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasail. From Cathleen Knowles McGuirk.

McKENNA, Deepest sympathy to Noreen McKenna, brother Denis Kelliher and Ursula, sister Margaret Hamilton and Alan on the death of Derrick McKenna, "Mount Rivers", Cahersiveen, Co Kerry. A faithful and committed Republican. From Cumann Maurice O’Neill, Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Cahersiveen, Co Kerry.

McKENNA, Sincere sympathy is extended to Noreen and family circle on the death of Derrick McKenna, Cahersiveen, Co Kerry. From the Mac Curtáin/ Mac Suibhne Cumann, Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Corcaigh.

McKENNA, Sincere sympathy is extended to Noreen and family circle on the death of Derrick McKenna, Cahersiveen, Co Kerry. From Cumann na mBan, Corcaigh.

McKENNA, Deepest sympathy is extended to the McKenna family on the death of Derrick McKenna, Cahersiveen, Co Kerry. From Líta Ní Chathmhaoil. I measc Leaba na bhFhíníní go raibh sé.

MURRIHILL, Deepest sympathy to the Murrihill Family on the death of their daughter Marian. From Mick Hanley, Limerick.

MURPHY, Deepest sympathy is expressed to Jason Murphy, Limerick on the death of his aunt Tina Frahill. From Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Limerick.

MURPHY, Deepest sympathy to Jason Murphy on the death of his aunt Tina Frahill. From Timmy & Colm King, Limerick.

O’BRIEN, Sincere sympathy to Dr Fred Burns O’Brien, Massachusetts and late of Washington, on the death of his father on August 2. From the staff of SAOIRSE.

O’KEEFFE, Deepest sympathy is extended to Josephine Hayden and her family and friends on the death of her father, Joseph O’Keeffe, who died recently. From Liam Mellows Cumann, Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Dublin Central.

O’KEEFFE, Sincere sympathy is offered to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father Joseph O’Keeffe, Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam. From Cathleen Knowles McGuirk.

O’KEEFFE, Sincerest sympathy to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father Joseph O’Keeffe. From the Willie Stewart Cumann, Dundalk.

O’KEEFFE, Deepest sympathy is expressed to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father. From Tony and Elish, Poleglass, Belfast.

O’KEEFFE, Deepest sympathy is expressed to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father. From Tommy Crossan, POW, Maghaberry prison, Lisburn.

O’KEEFFE, Deepest sympathy is expressed to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father. From Limerick POWs, Portlaoise jail.

O’KEEFFE, Deepest sympathy is expressed to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father. From Jim O’Dwyer, Brendan Magill and Paul McGrath, London.

O’KEEFFE, Sincere sympathy is extended to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father. From Maggie Langsdorf, Rathfarhham, Dublin.

O’KEEFFE, The Wolfe Tone Cumann, Tamhlacht, Baile Átha Cliath extends sincere sympathy to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father Joseph O’Keeffe. Go raibh suaimhneas síoraí dá anam uasail.

O’KEEFFE, Comhairle Ceantair, Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Baile Átha Cliath extends sincere sympathy to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father Joseph O’Keeffe.

O’KEEFFE, Deepest sympathy is extended to Josephine Hayden and family on the death of her father Joseph O’Keeffe. Go raibh suaimhneas síoraí dá anam uasail. From Líta.

O’KEEFFE, Sincere sympathy is extended to Josephine Hayden and family on the death of her father Joseph O’Keeffe. Go raibh suaimhneas síoraí dá anam uasail. From Peter Cunningham and family, Tallaght, Dublin.

O’KEEFFE, CABHAIR (Irish Republican Prisoners Dependants Fund) extends deepest sympathy to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father Joseph O’Keeffe.

O’KEEFFE, The Carroll O’Donovan Cumann, Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Dublin extends sincere sympathy to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father.

O’KEEFFE, The Máire Drumm Cumann, Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Clondalkin, Dublin, extends sincere sympathy to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father.

O’KEEFFE, Sincere sympathy is extended to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father. From Bernard and Andy, Inchicore and Bluebell, Dublin; and from John C, Clonsilla, Dublin.

O’KEEFFE, Deepest sympathy to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father. From Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Limerick.

O’KEEFFE, Deepest sympathy is expressed to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father. From the Republican Movement, Limerick.

O’KEEFFE, Deepest sympathy is expressed to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father. From Joe and Nora Lynch, Limerick.

O’KEEFFE, Deepest sympathy is expressed to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father. From Mick Hanley, Timmy King, Ger Bromell, Christy Dunne, Micky Finucane, Seán O’Neill, David Cleary, Limerick.

O’KEEFFE, Deepest sympathy is expressed to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father. From Paul Wells, Dublin.

O’KEEFFE, Deepest sympathy is expressed to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father. From Des and Annette Long, Limerick.

O’KEEFFE, Deepest sympathy to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father. From James Connolly Cumann, Co Clare.

O’KEEFFE, Deepest sympathy to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father. From Noel Dickinson, Quilty, Co Clare.

O’KEEFFE, Deepest sympathy to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father Joseph O’Keeffe, From Mick Hanley, Limerick.

O’KEEFFE, Deepest sympathy to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father Joseph O’Keeffe, From Comhairle na Mumhan, Sinn Féin Poblachtach.

O’KEEFFE, Deepest sympathy to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father Joseph O’Keeffe, From Cumann Brugha / Sabhat, Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Limerick.

O’KEEFFE, Deepest sympathy to Josephine Hayden on the death of her father Joseph O’Keeffe. From Na Fianna Éireann, Dublin.

O’NEILL, Deepest sympathy is extended to South Kerry Republican families Eugene O’Neill and family, Donal O’Neill and Betty on the death of their brother Jerry O’Neill, Dublin. From Cumann Maurice O’Neill, Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Cahersiveen, Co Kerry.

O’NEILL, Deepest sympathy to Donal O’Neill on the death of his brother, Jerry. From the Willie Stewart Cumann, Dundalk.

O’NEILL, Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of the late Jerome O’Neill (Dublin & Cahersiveen) who died recently. From Séamus Mac Suain, Loch Garman.

RYAN, Deepest sympathy is expressed to Margaret Ryan, Weston, Limerick on the death of her grandmother, Josephine. From Fianna Éireann, Limerick.

RYAN, Deepest sympathy is expressed to Margaret Ryan on the death of her grandmother. From your Nana Nora and Joe Lynch, Limerick.

TYNNE, Deepest sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Martin Tynne who died recently. From James Connolly Cumann, Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Ennis, Co Clare.
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I gCuimhne

GANNON - 12th Anniversary. In loving memory of Seán Gannon, Dublin who died on September 11, 1988. Remembered always by his son Dermot.

LONG - 3rd Anniversary. In proud memory of Volunteer Rory Long, Óglaigh na hÉireann who died September 6, 1997. Always remembered by his comrades in the Republican Movement, Limerick.

LONG - 3rd Anniversary. In proud memory of Volunteer Rory Long, CIRA who died September 6, 1997 aged 30. Always remembered by Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Limerick.

LONG - 3rd Anniversary. In proud memory of Volunteer Rory Long, CIRA who died September 6, 1997 aged 30. Always remembered by Fianna Éireann, Limerick.

McGRATH - 5th Anniversary. In proud memory of Volunteer Derek McGrath, Óglaigh na hÉireann, who died on September 3, 1995 aged 18 years. Always remembered by his comrades in the Republican Movement, Limerick.

McGRATH - 5th Anniversary. In proud memory of Volunteer Derek McGrath, CIRA, who died on September 3, 1995 aged 18 years. Always remembered by Sinn Féin Poblachtach, Limerick.

McGRATH - 5th Anniversary. In proud memory of Volunteer Derek McGrath, CIRA, who died on September 3, 1995 aged 18 years. Always remembered by Fianna Éireann, Limerick.

McGRATH, LONG - 5th Anniversary. In proud memory of CIRA Volunteers Derek McGrath who died on September 3, 1995 and Rory Long who died September 6, 1997. They can open all the jail gates and prisoners walk free but the Republicans who gave their lives for Irish freedom can’t walk from their graves RIP. We will never forget them. We will carry on. From Joe and Nora Lynch, Limerick.
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