Roger Casement and Bradshaw from Ballymoney

Sir Roger Casement. inbm12-15
Sir Roger Casement. inbm12-15

The untold story of how Roger Casement helped three unfortunate Irishmen who were interned by Germany in 1914 will be told by Maureen Waugh on Tuesday 24 March at 8pm in Ballymoney Town Hall.

One of the three men was the son of a railwayman from Ballymoney and Maureen will reveal the amazing circumstances that brought the famous historical figure of Roger Casement to their aid.

March 2015 marks the centenary of another important chapter in Casement’s life when he negotiated the release of three Irishmen from First World War internment camps in Germany – one of whom was John Patrick Bradshaw, from Charlotte Street, Ballymoney.

Casement succeeded in securing the release of John Patrick Bradshaw of Ballymoney, Gerald Hoy from Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, and William Coyne from Co. Mayo in March 1915.

The extraordinary story of Casement and the Irish internees has been researched by Maureen Waugh, granddaughter of Gerald Hoy, one of the three internees, and she will be in Ballymoney on Tuesday, 24 March to reveal the amazing details of this exciting and, ultimately, tragic story.

If you would like to discover more about this remarkable story, come along on Tuesday 24 March at 8pm to hear Maureen Waugh in Ballymoney Town Hall. Admission i£2 and there will be tea and coffee after the talk. For more details, contact Ballymoney Museum 028 2766 0230 or

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