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Local Defence Force 1941-45

A great photograph taken in the early 40's and it shows the LDF, Gormanston District.

Thanks to Hugh Cumisky from Cumiskey REA for providing all the names and details below.

Front Row L to R – Peter Keane, Charlie Gallen, Fred Aherne, S. Cody, Dan Corry, Jimmy Walsh

Back Row L to R - Willy Cumisky, P. Tierney, Roy Gallen, Tom Tallon, Paddy Delaney, Jack Leonard

The photograph was taken in the garden at the rear of Gallens house on Georges Hill in Balbriggan.

A number of different districts were represented by those present –

Gallens, Cumisky & Walsh were from Balbriggan

Leonard was from Stamullen

Delaney was from Bettystown

Tallon was from Bellewstown

Keane was from Skerries

Aherne, Corry & Tierney were “army men” – Aherne being CO of Gormanston Camp

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