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Family in the Easter Rising


Some years after the Easter Rising, which began on Monday, April 24, 1916, the National Museum of Ireland put together "The 1916 Roll of Honour." It was the definitive list of the men and women who participated in one of the major events in Irish history. On that Dublin morning 1,469 patriots answered the Irish Volunteers mobilization order and assembled at strategic locations around the city. Among them were fourteen Kavanagh "cousins." They are listed below along with their rebel positions:


Position Name
GPO, O'Connell Street Seamus Kavanagh
Boland's Bakery & Mills James Kavanagh
Liam Kavanagh
Peadar Kavanagh
Michael O'Caomhanaigh
Four Courts May Duggan (nee Kavanagh)
James Kavanagh
James Kavanagh
Jacob's Biscuit Factory Daniel Kavanagh
Marrowbone Lane James Kavanagh
Martin Kavanagh
Priscilla Kavanagh (nee Quigley)
Tomas O'Caomhanaighe
Prussia Street John Cromien*

Source: The 1916 Proclamation. O'Connor, John.  Anvil Books, (Dublin), 1999.


Owen Kavanagh - Clann Member


On 21/May/2005 Clann member Cathal Cavanagh sent the following update:

Volunteer John Cromien, whose position was in Prussia St., was shot dead by a British sniper during the 1916 Rising.

The Cromiens originated from a farm at Ballyamon near Bunclody, Co. Wexford and were of the Lamhdearg McMurrough Kavanagh branch. Crimthinn was an ancient Kavanagh family personal name (sometimes anglicised Creon). Sean was able to have his family in history traced back via landholdings in Ballyamon. The last Cromien on this land died in 1933.

Donough Mac Crimthinn held a half lease in Ballyamon in 1622 Crimthinn Mac Muiris MacDulaing held a quarter lease in Ballyamon in 1611 Muiris MacDulaing was pardoned in Ballycadden in 1549, being the fourth son of the fourth son of Dermot Lamhdearg Mac Murrough. The latter Dulaing actually contested the MacMurroughship in 1531/32. This lineage is also available in Art Kavanagh's book.