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War of Independence volunteers remembered

Violet Wynne (Peadar Clancy Mairead Farrell Cumann Ennis) with Chris Clancy Wilson a great grand niece of Peadar Clancy

Violet Wynne (Peadar Clancy Mairead Farrell Cumann Ennis) with Chris Clancy Wilson a great grand niece of Peadar Clancy

A commemoration remembering three volunteers, including two Clare natives, has taken place at Dublin Castle.

The event commemorating Peadar Clancy from Cranny and Conor Clune from Quin and their comrade Dick McKee is an annual event and was organised by the 1916-1921 club.

Peadar Clancy’s grand nieces Joan and Geraldine and great-grand nephew Michael McLoughlin layed a wreath while the oration was given by Michael Wilson another great-grand nephew of Peadar.

Peadar Clancy (Irish: Peadar Mac Fhlannchadha; 9 November 1888 – 21 November 1920) an served with the Irish Volunteers in the Four Courts garrison during the 1916 Easter Rising and was second-in-command of the Dublin Brigade of the Irish Republican Armyduring the War of Independence.

Along with Dick McKee and Conor Clune (pictured right), he was shot dead Conor CLuneby British Army guards while under detention in Dublin Castle on Sunday, 21 November 1920, a day known as Bloody Sunday that also saw the killing of a network of British spies by the “Squad” unit of the Irish Republican Army and the killing of 14 people in Croke Park by British forces.

The Peadar Clancy Mairead Farrell Cumann Ennis Sinn Fein was represented at the event by Violet Wynne and said: “it was an honour to represent the Peadar Clancy Mairead Farrell Cumann Ennis at the event and to meet the relatives of Peadar and honour the memory of these two brave Claremen and their comrade Dick McKee”



One thought on “War of Independence volunteers remembered

  1. Sir / Madam, is so very disappointing to note the language of this article – “shot dead by British Army guards while under detention” – if one looks at the treatment of Peadar Clancy and Conor Clune it is beyond doubt that they were tortured and then murdered by the British dogs.

    Yes murdered… dress up whatsoever way you like but they were murdered in cold blood. in Tyrone we take no quarter and with luck we will live to see further retribution on our way to a United Ireland… if Co Clare / The Herald are content to hide behind a nice pleasant urbane description of the killings of your county men and our fellow Irishmen then good luck to you with your paper. is a long road there is no turn in…

    I am happy to debate this with any apologist you may wish to put forward.

    Des Donnelly
    Co Tyrone


    Posted by Des Donnellt | November 30, 2014, 8:34 PM

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