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Are You Related to Con Colbert
or Edward Daly?
Limerick Genealogy is working with Limerick
City and County Library on a project for the
1916 Commemorations.
Of the fifteen rebel leaders executed in May
1916 for their involvement in the Easter Rising,
two were born and raised in Limerick.
Con Colbert was Captain of F Company, 4th
Battalion of the Irish Volunteers. He was
executed on the 8th May 1916 with Sean
Heuston, Michael Mallin and Eamonn
Ceannt. Cornelius Colbert was one of
thirteen children born to Michael Colbert
and Ann McDermot, in October 1888, in the
parish of Mahoonagh and Castlemahon,
County Limerick. The family moved to Athea
circa 1891 but by 1911 Cornelius was living
with siblings in Dublin.
Edward Daly was the youngest of the fifteen
leaders, shot at Kilmainham Gaol on the 4th
May 1916. He was commander of the Volun-
teers First Battalion, fighting in the Four Courts
area and was even commended by his
captor for fair treatment during the rising.
John Edward Daly, known as Edward or Ned,
was born on Frederick Street, Limerick city on
Wednesday 25th February 1891 to parents
Edward Daly and Catherine O'Mara.
Edward's sister Kathleen Daly married
Thomas Clarke, one of the signatories of the
1916 Proclamation, also shot in 1916.
Edward's father Edward and uncle John
were involved in the Fenian movement in
Limerick Genealogy would like to work with
descendants of the Daly and Colbert families
and research their ancestry to culminate in a
gathering event in early 2016. We welcome
contact from descendants of the Daly and
Colbert families in Limerick, Ireland and
indeed around the world.
Limerick Con Colbert in 1911 Census Clifton Terrace Dublin -
For further information, please contact
Catriona Crowe or Aoife Ryan at:
Limerick Genealogy, Lissanalta House,
Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland.
Phone: +353 61 496542
Twitter: @LimkGenealogy