Paul Merrigan Statement
Vol. “F” Coy. (Mount Bruis), 4th Batt., Third Tipperary Brigade.
4th Batt. Transport Officer
Bureau of Military History Statement #1667.
In his statement Paul Merrigan describes the events of Wednesday, 26 April 1916. On that day Michael O Callaghan shot and killed two RIC men who had come to arrest him near Kilross. Dan Breen said that his action “Saved the fair name of Tipperary during the Easter Rising.” Merrigan also aided O Callaghan in evading capture after his whereabouts had been betrayed by an informer.
The second important part of his statement is a description of the Lisnagaul Ambush in which he was a participant. It also details his activities as a member of an Active Service Unit.