Wedding party of Pádraic Ó Máille and Eileen Acton September 1921

Front, sitting on ground from left to right: Jack Feeney, Leenane, Dick O’Toole, Tourmackeady, Dermot O’Hegarty ( Dáil Secretary), and Gearoid O’Suilleabhain TD (Carlow-Kilkenny).
Second row seated: Mrs Whelan, Clifden, Peter Joyce (Edgeworthstown), Thomas Francis Joyce, Griggins, Olive Joyce Rowlands, Rahoon, Eileen Acton Ó Máille ( bride), Pádraic Ó Máille (groom), Prof Tom Fahy, UCG, Arthur Griffith TD, Sarah Ó Máille Farrell (sister), Michael Collins TD ( Cork South),  and Mrs Liz O’Toole.
Row 3: Tommy O’Malley, Kilmilkin (cousin), Dr Michael Browne (later Bishop of Galway), Eamon Ó Máille ( brother), James Joyce, Hazelrock, Sinead Ó Máille (sister), PK Joyce, Clifden, Bridget Lowry Ó Máille, Thomas Ó Máille (brother), Eibhlin Scanlon Ó Máille (his wife), Petie Joe McDonnell ( Leenane), Irene Joyce, Jim Begley, Mary Joyce, Fr Dan Corcoran (later PP Clifden), and Fr Eamon O’Malley. 
Row 4: Nell Ó Máille, Dr Arthur Joyce, Annie Wallace, Renvyle, Mrs Una Joyce, Clifden, Paul Joyce, Griggins, Colm O Gaora, Carna, Tomas O’Toole, Peadar Ó Máille (brother), Peter Acton (brother of bride), and Con Collins TD (Kerry and Limerick West).
	(Thanks to Kathleen Villiers -Tuthill and Patrick McGinley for identifying everyone in the photograph).

Front, sitting on ground from left to right: Jack Feeney, Leenane, Dick O’Toole, Tourmackeady, Dermot O’Hegarty ( Dáil Secretary), and Gearoid O’Suilleabhain TD (Carlow-Kilkenny). Second row seated: Mrs Whelan, Clifden, Peter Joyce (Edgeworthstown), Thomas Francis Joyce, Griggins, Olive Joyce Rowlands, Rahoon, Eileen Acton Ó Máille ( bride), Pádraic Ó Máille (groom), Prof Tom Fahy, UCG, Arthur Griffith TD, Sarah Ó Máille Farrell (sister), Michael Collins TD ( Cork South), and Mrs Liz O’Toole. Row 3: Tommy O’Malley, Kilmilkin (cousin), Dr Michael Browne (later Bishop of Galway), Eamon Ó Máille ( brother), James Joyce, Hazelrock, Sinead Ó Máille (sister), PK Joyce, Clifden, Bridget Lowry Ó Máille, Thomas Ó Máille (brother), Eibhlin Scanlon Ó Máille (his wife), Petie Joe McDonnell ( Leenane), Irene Joyce, Jim Begley, Mary Joyce, Fr Dan Corcoran (later PP Clifden), and Fr Eamon O’Malley. Row 4: Nell Ó Máille, Dr Arthur Joyce, Annie Wallace, Renvyle, Mrs Una Joyce, Clifden, Paul Joyce, Griggins, Colm O Gaora, Carna, Tomas O’Toole, Peadar Ó Máille (brother), Peter Acton (brother of bride), and Con Collins TD (Kerry and Limerick West). (Thanks to Kathleen Villiers -Tuthill and Patrick McGinley for identifying everyone in the photograph).

Many of the people included here have featured in the stories of the past few weeks. Pádraic and Eileen were married just five months after the battle at his home at Kilmilkin, Maam. It was still a dangerous time. Most of the men were ‘on the run’. At least two were on the ‘most wanted’ list. Watch out for Mrs Whelan of Clifden, that brave mother of Tommy Whelan hanged for a murder he did not commit, on March 14, the same year as this picture; what is Dr Michael Browne, later Bishop of Galway, doing there? and many more including Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith, and Petie Joe McDonnell.

 

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