A native of Dumore, Co. Galway, Patrick J. Murray attended the inaugural meeting of the Irish Volunteers in November 1913 and later joined B Company in the 1st Battalion of the Dublin Brigade. He was also a member of the IRB and participated in the Howth and Kilcoole gun-runnings. Murray was based in the GPO during the Easter Rising, overseeing the defence of two windows for a period. He was later injured on Moore Street whilst evacuating with The O’Rahilly’s party on Friday evening. After receiving treatment in Dublin Castle Hospital, he was interned in Frongoch prison camp. Released in December 1916, Murray became Quartermaster of B Company and assisted with buying and distributing arms during the War of Independence. He subsequently ran a shop on North King Street, Dublin.
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