“I was selected to drive my car…to engage…with the landing of arms from Germany”

I was selected to drive my car to Killarney on Good Friday, 1916, in order to engage in the action connected with the landing of arms from Germany, ex the s.s. “Aud”… Before leaving my house I had to make Windrim and McInerney conversant with the sign and password by which they would be recognised at Killarney station, where they were to pick up five Volunteers from Dublin. The password in question and the sign were as follows: The Volunteers, on recognising Windrim and McInerney by a fist of grass which either one or the other of them was to hold, would ask the question, “Are you from Michael?”, to which McInerney and Windrim would reply, “Yes. Who are you? Are you from William?”

Bureau of Military History statement of John J Quilty, owner of the car “Brisco” which went over Ballykissane Pier, Good Friday 1916.

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