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

Welcome to, a website inspired by the book Paddy Joe by Jim Stephenson (2006).

“... The book I compiled about my Grandfather, and Irish Freedom fighter, Patrick Joseph Stephenson was written in 2006 and privately published for the members of Paddy Joe's now extended family. That far-flung family are indeed considerable in number and whilst the book was well received and reached a great number of them, it was thought that a site with the book's contents and some revisions should be established in order to reach an even wider audience. So the story supplemented with a recording of Paddy Joe himself is now available here. Whilst it is hoped that the site be available and of interest to the future generations of the Stephenson family, it might also prove of value to those interested in Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising ...” - JIM STEPHENSON, May 2008

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