The above medals were awarded to
Edward Tinneny (1899-1973), the son of James Tinneny and Mary Ann
McEntyre. He was born on Goladuff and as a young man in
1918 joined the Irish Republican Army in support of Ireland's War of
Independence. He became a member of the Wattlebridge Company,
"A" (Clones) Battalion, 1st Monaghan Brigade, 5th Northern
Division of Oglaigh na hEireann, the Old IRA. Records from the
Irish Department of Defense verified that Ned was involved in at least
12 significant actions with his unit between 1918 and 1922 including
the capture of Ballytrain Royal Irish Constabulary barracks, February
1920 and the destruction of Royal Irish Constabulary post at
Scotstown, April 1920.
training and police duties.
for arms and ammunition.
of funds for the purchase of arms and ammunition.
duties at East-Cavan by -election on 21 June 1918 in which
Arthur Griffith was elected M.P.
duties at general election held on 30 December 1918.
- 26 seats, I.P.P. - 6 seats.
of Ballytrain Royal Irish Constabulary barracks, February 1920.
of Royal Irish Constabulary post at Scotstown, April 1920.
for and the destruction of illegal poteen stills.
along the islands of Lough Erne.
of a police boat at Crom, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh in
of the Belfast Boycott and arrest of railway men at Clones.
and destruction of a military lorry at Wattlebridge, County
Monaghan in September 1920.
and blocking of roads and cutting communication equipment
of gunfire with Royal Irish Constabulary and Ulster Specials at
Wattlebridge in February 1921.
on Ulster Specials at Wattlebridge in February 1922.