The John Kenny Story

Part 15 After The Missions After the missions, Kenny took on additional responsibilities in New York, as the Business Manager for Devoy’s paper The Gaelic American, a co-founder and Chairman of the Friends of Irish Freedom, a member of the American Irish Historical Society, and involvement with the Cumann na mBan, as well as a … More The John Kenny Story

The John Kenny Story

Part 14 The Second Secret Mission: Delivers Over $350,000 to Irish Volunteers Headquarters to Fund Uprising A few weeks later, in November, Kenny was asked to undertake another mission. This time, he was to deliver funds to the Irish Volunteers in Dublin, and bring back a full report on conditions in Ireland and the contingency … More The John Kenny Story

The John Kenny Story

Part 13 The First Mission By 1914, Kenny was once again the president of the Napper Tandy Club of the Clan-na-Gael, where he weekly presided over banquets, lectures, fundraisers, and military reviews of the Irish Volunteers, with guests such as Patrick Pearse and Bulmer Hobson. He was also the vice president of the Irish Republican … More The John Kenny Story

The John Kenny Story

Part 12 Dublin: The Stage is Set John Kenny traveled frequently to Ireland from 1907, when Clarke returned there, until 1914. He witnessed the conditions that were leading inexorably to Clarke’s decision to go ahead with an uprising. In Dublin, the poor were living in disease-ridden tenements that, long neglected, would occasionally collapse. Disease was … More The John Kenny Story

The John Kenny Story

Part 11 Despite the appearance of a successful life, things were not going well for John and Annie. Annie was tired of the strain which John’s work placed on the family. In 1896 tragedy struck again, when their 13-year-old daughter Mary died. John and Annie decided to separate, agreeing to stay together only until the … More The John Kenny Story