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Patricia Byrne, Joe Breen, Brendan Culliton, Jarlath Glynn and Eithne Scallan at the Wexford
Historical Society lecture that documented the live and times of the de Lacy family of Oulart

Patricia Byrne, Joe Breen, Brendan Culliton, Jarlath Glynn and Eithne Scallan at the Wexford Historical Society lecture that documented the live and times of the de Lacy family of Oulart

Patricia Byrne, Joe Breen, Brendan Culliton, Jarlath Glynn and Eithne Scallan at the Wexford Historical Society lecture that documented the live and times of the de Lacy family of Oulart

There was a record attendance at St Michael's for the Wexford Historical Society's lecture by Brian Ó Cléirigh, which documented the life and times of the de Lacy family of Oulart during the Revolutionary period.

In a wide-ranging lecture covering the different roles of the four siblings, almost every aspects of the period was touched: Larry's editorship of 'The Irish Volunteer' and various local newspapers; his central role in the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB); his involvement in running arms in from America, including the purchase of 650 Thompson guns; and the neglected topic of German efforts to get arms into Ireland and India during World War 1.

Michael de Lacy was civic minister in the Enniscorthy Republic and was later the key figure in the struggle over the right to work independent of your political views at Limerick Technical Institute, which ended in its takeover by Dáil Éireann in August 1919.

Ned de Lacy was O/C Oulart company of Volunteers and did duty in the Rising in Enniscorthy, while his sister Annie - like so many other heroines of the period - did all that was asked of her in the sadly unrecorded story of the women's vital contribution.

Present for the occasion was the granddaughter of Larry de Lacy - Marie de Lacy-Clancy and her husband Ger Clancy.

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