‘Paddy Joe’ (1895-1960): a tribute to a 1916 fighter


Born 10th April 1895
Christian Brothers Richmond St.
Junior Grade Award -Left School
April 1910
Joined Gaelic League Summer 1910
McHale Branch Gaelic League
P/T Irish Teacher
Brush Maker Talbot Street Autumn 1910 – Jan.1911
Assistant at W.Curwen
Printers 3 Nassau St.
February-August 1911
2nd Place National Libraries Examination 1911
Asst. Librarian Thomas Street January 1912
Joined Volunteers 1914
Promoted to Quartermaster D Company November 1915
Easter Week 23rd-29th April 1916
Paddy Joe’s Father. Killed 29th April 1916
Interned Knutsford Prisons 30th Apr/ 1st May 1916
Patrick Stephenson Snr. Buried in Glasnevin 2nd May 1916
Released from Frongoch September 1916
Married Mary ‘Mamie’ Kilmartin 17th September 1917
Adj.Gen. H.Q.Staff Fianna Eireann 1917
Armed Raid Ellis Quay April 1918
Became a Father 19th July 1918
General Election Director Transport 1918
Skippers Alley Command 1918
British Army raid on Library
Thomas Street
November 1920
Promoted Asst. Librarian Kevin St. April 1923
Promoted 1st Asst. Librarian August 1925
Diploma Library Studies U.C.D. (Hons.) 1930
Founding Member Old Dublin Society 1934
Promoted To Supervisor
Centralisation library services
Deputy Group (WW Two)
ARP Warden
Sean Heuston Memorial Phoenix Park 1943
Promoted Deputy City Chief Librarian 1948
Chief Librarian, Dublin July 1949
President Old Dublin Society 1957-1959
PJS Forms The Kilmainham Restoration Comm. May 1959
President Library Assoc. of Ireland 1960
Died at Home in Stillorgan 4 days before his 65th Birthday
and retirement.
6th April 1960