Seamus Murphy – An Appreciation
Many thanks to Brian Hanley for the following.
Seamus Murphy died on November 2nd. A native of Kildare, Seamus joined the IRA in the 1950s. He was jailed in England for taking part in the raid on the Aborfield arms depot in 1955. He served several years in British prisons and was a prisoner with among others, Cathal Goulding, Klaus Fuchs and members of the Cypriot EOKA in Wakefield. Unlike most of these men, Seamus got out early, escaping from Wakefield in 1959. I first met Seamus at a reunion of Border Campaign veterans in 2005. At the time Scott Millar and I were working on the Lost Revolution and Semaus immediately agreed to help in any way he could. Seamus did not support the Officials after the split but he remained on good terms with people on all sides of the various fractures in republicanism. When I interviewed him…
View original post 567 more words