How Sinn Féin got its name

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Established in 1905 Edward Martyn of Tullira Castle, Ardrahan, County Galway, was the first vice president and the second president of Sinn Féin!

Martyn was a friend of Arthur Griffin!

The name “Sinn Féin” was given to Martyn by Mary Lambert Butler of Bunnahow.

Mary was the grand-daughter of Ellen Lambert of Castle Ellen who married William Butler of Bunnahow, County Clare.

She was a cousin of Edward Carson whose mother Isabella was also from Castle Ellen, Athenry.

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About this record

Written by Finbarr O'Regan

Published here 04 Feb 2021

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