From Ballineen To Mountjoy
Life Story of Quarter-Master General Dick Barrett.
His Last Letters.
Rory O’Connor from the East; Liam Mellowes from the West; Joe McKelvey from the North and Dick Barret, the teacher, athlete and soldier from Ballineen, was chosen as the Southern victim to face the firing squad on that December morning sixteen years ago.They were shot on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 1922.Richard Barrett was born at Hollyhill, Ballineen. He attended the national schools at Knox and Knockeagh. At school he brought the same intelligence and zeal to bear on his studies that he was
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