: my grand father was a member. his name was micheal cullinan from ballinagare. he had 2 brothers who fled to america. frank married margaret higgins, andy married ? sharkey from ballinameen. there may have been 2 other brothers any info.
I am an American author who is currently writing a book about the War for Indendence and Civil War and county Roscommon.Part of my book is a listing of all the men and women who helped in the War effort. The listing is alphabetical and is now about 250 type-written pages long. I find that on that list I do indeed have some info about Andrew and Michael Cullinan.
Andrew Cullinan (Ballinagare Coy.) 1st Battalion South Roscommon. He emigrated to the United States
Michael Cullinan (Ballinagare) Company Captain in the 1st Battalion South Roscommon Brigade. Took part in the destruction of vacant barracks in 1920, the attempted attack on Kilmurry Military Camp in June 1920, the attempted attack on the Castlerea Station Guard in July 1920, the attack on Frenchpark Barracks 2 October 1920, and the attack at Ballinagare in July 1922. Michael was a member of the Active Service Unit formed in January 1921. During the Truce he attended the battalion's training camp specializing in dispatch, scouting, or intelligence work
(How do I know all that?) I have cross checked references in the archives in Dublin with papers from local commanders)
If you would help me out by writing a little more personal info about each man. What they did after the War, death date, burial place, thoughts about the conflict etc.