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James Healy

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A member of the IRB, James Healy was in A Company of the Wexford Brigade in the Irish Volunteers and fought in Enniscorthy during the Easter Rising. He participated in an attack on an RIC guard at the railway line between Edermine and Enniscorthy, but injured himself whilst retreating. Having broken two ribs, he spent the remainder of the week in hospital but was deported to Wakefield Prison before his ribs had been properly reset. Later interned in Frongoch prison camp until December 1916, Healy rejoined the Volunteers upon his release but continued to suffer from the injuries sustained during Easter week and was unable to participate in the War of Independence.

 

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