Captain James Kelly

















































Captain James Kelly 1929-2003

Born in Leitir, Bailieboro, County Cavan. He was serving in the Irish army at the outbreak of the troubles in the North of Ireland. Along with more prominent others he was charged with importing arms in 1970 - the so called Arms Trial. He claimed it was a government sponsored initiative. Although he was found not guilty, his career was in ruins. He spent the rest of his life trying to clear his name. He wrote two books about his experiences - Orders for the Captain and The Thimbleriggers. He is buried in Dublin.


Commemoration 2005


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