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The family story is that a Cosgrave was executed in the
and the family moved to Co.Kildare.
Liam Cosgrave thought he was executed at Carnew, just over the border in Co.Wicklow.
Note a massacre of rebel prisoners took place at Carnew in May 1798.
mar 23 Oct 1877, St.Francis Xavier's church,
Upper Gardiner St, Dublin,
to Bridget Nixon,
see notice in Leinster Express, October 27, 1877,
(todo) see mar of Bridget Nixon and Thomas Cosgrave, [GROI], Dublin North, registered 1877 (or possibly registered 3rd qr 1903), vol 2 p 523,
Bridget was bapt 7 Oct 1855 [Caragh RC par records, Co.Kildare], dau of William Nixon and Margaret Fitzgerald,
William Nixon was of Landenstown, between Prosperous and Caragh (or Carragh), in the N end of Co.Kildare (a long way from Castledermot, see map),
Poor Law Guardian
[Thom's, 1884] lists him as a Poor Law Guardian for Palmerstown district for the South Dublin Union, the other guardian for Palmerstown was Michael Flanagan,
he was also said (e.g. Freemans Journal report on his brother, 2 Oct 1922) to be a T.C. (councillor) but this may be wrong, not listed as such at death 1888,
he died at 174 James's St, 7 July 1888, age 33 yrs,
see death notice in Freemans Journal, July 9, 1888,
funeral 9 July 1888, bur Goldenbridge cemetery, Inchicore, Co.Dublin,
see funeral report in Freemans Journal, July 10, 1888, attendance included the High Sheriff and Michael Flanagan and Richard McCoy.
Bridget mar 2ndly, Sept 1891, to Tom Burke
[Thomas, of Seskin, Co.Tipperary, born 1861 according to census]
and had further issue,
see the family pub at 174 James's St, Dublin in 1901 census,
see the pub at 174 James's St, Dublin, in 1911 census (return in Irish),
Thomas Burke died 24 March 1922, age 61 yrs,
pub sold c.1924,
Bridget died 18 Jan 1934, age 78 yrs,
Thomas Cosgrave and Bridget had issue:
The killing of Patrick Cosgrave, 1922:
In late 1922, Patrick Cosgrave was helping his sister-in-law run the Cosgrave/Burke pub, 174 James's St, Dublin, after her 2nd husband's death.
It seems that Republicans decided to target the pub for robbery because it was the Cosgrave (Free State) pub.
The pub was robbed on Mon 25 Sept 1922 by eight armed men, who said they were "Republicans .. fighting for Ireland".
On Sat 30 Sept 1922, the pub was raided again, by four armed men. Irish Independent says these were different men to before. They apparently planned to just rob the pub, but Patrick Cosgrave put up resistance and they shot him dead.
See account in Freemans Journal, 2 Oct 1922.
Also account in Irish Independent, 2 Oct 1922.
Thomas Cosgrave at 174 James's St in [Thom's, 1880].
List of elected Poor Law Guardians for the South Dublin Union in [Thom's, 1884].
Thomas Cosgrave is guardian for Palmerstown.
Michael Flanagan is the other guardian for Palmerstown.
William Flanagan (Michael's brother) is guardian for Rathfarnham.
Thomas Cosgrave's son W.T. Cosgrave would marry Michael Flanagan's daughter in 1919.
The junction of Mary St and Denmark St / Upper Liffey St on 1887 to 1913 map.
Denmark St is gone today, since the N side of Mary St is vanished under the Ilac Centre.
Upper Liffey St survives.
32 Mary St (yellow spot) is the building at the corner of Mary St and Upper Liffey St, on S side of Mary St.
32 Mary St, still a pub (The Elbow Inn) in 1971.
View is from Mary St looking S down Upper Liffey St.
From Dublin City Council.
32 Mary St is listed as "The Elbow Inn - vacant" in [Thom's, 1973].
The old building at 32 Mary St is now gone and replaced with a new building, no longer a pub. See street view.