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Eileen Conroy and Mary Chadwick were members of the Fianna club (not related to the current Na Fianna club) who participated in the Easter Rising 1916. Following the O’Donovan Rossa anniversary commemoration parade in August 1916, both Mary Chadwick and Eileen Conroy were arrested and imprisoned. 
Mary (May) O’Kelly (m. Chadwick) was a member of Clann na nGael girl scouts, the Hibernian Rifles and later on became a member of Cumann na mBan. May was about 15 years old at the time of the Rising. She spent Monday and Tuesday in the GPO and was sent to the barracks to appraise troop movements. She was also sent to Drumcondra for ammunition. Following this she was ordered to report to the Jacob's Factory from where she was "sent on several missions to College of Surgeons, sent to Stephen's Green for ammunition and report number of dead" as reported in her own pension application. She remained at the Jacob's Factory until surrender.
Eileen (Ellen) Conroy (m. Cronin), mother of Eileen Hogan of Kilmacud Crokes, was a member of the Fianna club and later on became a member of Clann United. She is mentioned in the roll of honour and witness statements for her participation and activities at St. Stephen's Green and the Jacob's Factory during Easter 1916. Eileen was a talented camogie player who represented Dublin at exhibition matches.

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