Barney Mellows

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Herbert Charles "Barney" Mellows (29 March 1896 – 25 February 1942) was an Irish Sinn Féin politician, and the brother of Liam Mellows.[1] He was Director of Finance and commander of the 2nd Company in Dolphins Barn in the organization, Fianna Eireann from August 1915 until the Easter Rising in 1916. From January 1917 to June 1917 he became Adjutant general of the organization.[2]

He was elected at the 1923 general election as Teachta Dála (TD) for the Galway constituency, but in accordance with Sinn Féin's abstentionist policy, he did not take his seat.[3] He was defeated in the June 1927 general election, and did not stand again.


  1. ^ "Herbert Mellows". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  2. ^ Witness Statement of Joseph Reynolds to Bureau of Military History
  3. ^ "Barney Mellows". Retrieved 9 May 2012.

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