Louis Darcy

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Louis Darcy (Lugháidhe Ó Dorchaidhe), member of Irish Republican Army, Executed by the Black and Tans on 24 March 1921.

Biography

Darcy was a native of Donaghpatrick, Headford, County Galway, and was Officer Commanding of the third battalion, which made up Cloneen, Claren and Caherlistrane. His brigade was an independent one which liaised with that of Michael Newell in Castlegar. Both brigades participated in the ambushes at Kilroe barracks and Headford, in April 1921.

Darcy was captured at Oranmore railway station by the Black and Tans. After two days imprisonment, he was identified by members of the Headford Royal Irish Constabulary. Later that night he was shot by the Black and Tans; his body was tied to the back of a lorry and pulled behind as it drove from Oranmore to Roscam, where it was thrown into the wood at Merlin Park.

See also

References

  • History of Castlegar Parish, Padraic Ó Laoi, 1996.


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