Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
Civil War, 1922-23:
In the Civil War, Emmet Humphreys was jailed in Kilmainham in July-Sept 1922.
Nell Humphreys was moved to Kilmainham in Feb 1923. She was moved to another prison probably in late Apr 1923. She was moved back to Kilmainham June 1923 and released July 1923.
Anno O'Rahilly was moved to Kilmainham in Apr 1923. She was moved to another prison before June 1923.
Sighle Humphreys was moved to Kilmainham in June 1923. She was moved to another prison probably in Sept 1923.
Close-up of her name. Photo 2000.
The sign says "1921" but this is wrong. She was not imprisoned under the British.
The sign should say "1923". She was only in Kilmainham for a few months in 1923.
Her name is also spelt wrong.
See larger and full size.
Since Kilmainham was closed shortly after Sighle left, her cell still has graffiti written by her.
This one reads: "Tunnel begun in basement laundry, inside door at left, may be of use to successors, good luck, S."
This was a 4 foot deep hole the prisoners had dug around July-Aug 1923, before discovery [McCoole, 1997, 2003].
From "B'í Mo Mhamó í" (2012).
See photo of this graffiti in [McCoole, 2003, p.134].
For Sighle's other graffiti in her cell see Feb 2012 article.
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