Michael Ryan


WS 1300

While in employment with Ryan O'Connor, I remember doing duty with the Volunteers guarding two prisoners, both of whose names were, I believe, Ryan. I cannot say what they were arrested for, or Why, but they had been handed over by the Golden Company to the Cashel Company. Both were deported to Co. Waterford and warned not to return. One of them did return about twelve months later and he was shot dead as, a spy on the Fourpenny Road near Golden in February, 1921.