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Witness to War 1917 – 1923: Commandant Séamus Hennessy
by Colin Hennessy

Séamus Hennessy (1894-1969) was born at Moy, Lahinch and was an active member of the Irish Volunteers and later, the I.R.A., during the War of Independence and the Civil War. In this article, Colin Hennessy details his military and political activities as well as his family and farming life. Clare County Library is grateful to Colin for donating this article.

Chronology of Events
1894–1918 Early life; Joins Irish Volunteers
1919-July 1921 War of Independence
July 1921–Feb 1922 Truce and Treaty & Civil War
1923–1969 Political & Family life; Leonardo da Vinci landing; Rineen Memorial; Death
List of Illustrations

Commandant Séamus Hennessy
Irish Volunteer Clare Brigade 1917
Adjutant Moy Company Clare Brigade 1917-1919

Captain Moy Company 4th Battalion Mid-Clare Brigade I.R.A. 1919-1920
Commandant 4th Battalion Mid-Clare Brigade I.R.A. 1920-1923