A member of C Company in the 2nd Dublin Battalion of the Irish Volunteers, Peadar Mac Mathghamhna joined the St. Stephen’s Green garrison from Jacob’s Biscuit factory during Easter week, 1916. He was interned in Frongoch prison camp until August 1916 and joined the Limerick City Battalion in October. He was appointed Adjutant in the Mid-Limerick Brigade before being transferred to the General Headquarters staff of the IRA, where he worked in the Organisation Department. Arrested in December 1920, he was interned in Arbour hill and the Rath Camp for a period of 12 months. Mac Mathghamhna subsequently became involved in the Organisation Department of the National Army during the Civil War.
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