William Byrne – A Corkman who was gassed twice, but lived

Name of soldier : William Byrne Descendent : Liam Byrne In 2013, Phibsborough resident Liam Byrne died tragically in an accident on his beloved Inishbofin Island, off the Galway coast. The small island was, and still is, a family holiday destination and bolthole, and the original homeland of the family of his wife Carmel. LiamContinue reading “William Byrne – A Corkman who was gassed twice, but lived”

Great Aunt Sally – ‘You’ll get no more sons from me’

Name of soldier : Michael Lavelle Descendent : Sarah Anne Byrne Sarah Anne Byrne grew up in Phibsborough with her Mum Carmel and her late father Liam, who is still sadly missed. Every year the family go to Inishbofin Island, off the coast of Mayo, for a long holiday. The house originally belonged to herContinue reading “Great Aunt Sally – ‘You’ll get no more sons from me’”