George Gilmore (1898 - 1985):
George Gilmore was born in Belfast and was reared in Howth and Foxrock, Dublin. He was arrested many times and imprisoned for one year as an active member of the Irish Republican Army. In 1926 he was the leader of a raid made on Mountjoy Prison, which released nineteen prisoners. In 1934 he was instrumental, with others, in establishing the Republican Congress to set up a Workers' Republic. In order to achieve this he had left the Irish Republican Army. The Republican Congress had the support of the Communist Party of Ireland and some trade unions, but dissolved in 1935. During the Spanish Civil War he recruited volunteers to fight on the Republican side. He died in Howth.