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John Horan


A native of Tralee, Co. Kerry, John Horan joined the Irish Volunteers in 1913 before emigrating to England. He returned to Ireland in 1916 and mobilised with the Kimmage Garrison on Easter Monday, taking up positions at Hoyte’s Chemist and the Oil Warehouse on Sackville Street. He later moved the GPO and fought in the Moore Street area towards the end of the week. Interned in Stafford Jail and Frongoch prison camp until December 1916, Horan rejoined the Volunteers and in 1917 was appointed Lieutenant in the No. 1 Kerry Brigade of the IRA. He remained in Kerry during the Civil War, fighting with the National Army and continued to serve as lieutenant until his demobilisation in March 1924.


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