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Joseph Patrick Ryan - Co. Founder GAA

Joseph Patrick Ryan

Co. Founder GAA

Joseph P. Ryan was one of the seven co-founders of the GAA.  He was born in Carrick-on-Suir in April, 1857. Having qualified as a Solicitor he practised in Callan and Thurles. He would have known Maurice Davin well and that Friendship was possibly the reason he attended the meeting in 1884.

In 1899 Ryan emigrated to Canada. He settled in Cranbrook, British Columbia where he became inmmersed in local life - the Board of Trade, the Mining Industry and as a Police Magistrate as well as becoming a prominent journalist. He died in March, 1918 and is buried in Cranbrook.{jcomments on}

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