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Mount Merrion Historical Society
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                8.00pm, Thursday 2nd February, 2023
                       Fitzwilliam Rooms 
            Mount Merrion Community Centre
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                   Fionán Lynch
  rebel Kerryman to Circuit Court Judge
Presented  by   Lasara and Tim Lynch
Lasara and Tim Lynch will present the fascinating story of Fionán Lynch, a rebel Kerryman born in Kerry in 1889. He was a teacher, who came to radicalism through his involvement in the Gaelic League. As a Volunteer Captain he fought in the 1916 Rising in the King Street area, an area which saw the bloodiest combat in Easter week.  A confidant of Michael Collins, he was a key member of the delegation which went to London for the Treaty negotiations in 1921. While there his wife, Bridget, acted as chaperone to the other females of the Treaty party. Fionán, who had been Minister of Lands & Fisheries in the Free State government , was later appointed as a Circuit Court Judge by Eamonn DeValera.
Tim Lynch, Mount Merrion resident, is Professor of Neurology, University College Dublin and holds many other notable medical positions publishing over eighty articles in peer-reviewed journals on the genetics of Parkinson's disease, neurodegeneration and other movement disorders. Tim is a direct descendant of Fionán Lynch and his daughter Lasara won an award for her school project on Fionán Lynch.
Minister in first Free State Government
         Prisoner in Richmond Barracks