RIC Constable Daniel Harrington

 

RIC Constable Daniel Harrington (aged 44) from Bantry, Co. Cork (Lower Glanmire Road, Cork city)

Date of incident: 11 May 1920

Sources: Death Certificate, 11 May 1920; II, 12 May 1920; CE, 12, 13, 14, 15, 26 May, 10 June 1920; CCE, 15 May 1920; CWN, 15 May 1920; Seán Healy’s WS 1479, 16 (BMH); Patrick Murray’s WS 1584, 12-14 (BMH); Daniel Healy’s WS 1656, 6-7 (BMH); Abbott (2000), 76; Borgonovo (2006), 96; ‘The Irish Rebellion in the 6th Division Area’, Irish Sword, 27 (Spring 2010), 135; irishmedals.org (accessed 28 July 2014). 

 

Note: Like Sergeant Garvey, Constable Harrington was riddled with bullets by IRA gunmen just after boarding a tram on the Lower Glanmire Road on the night of 11 May 1920. Constable Patrick Doyle was badly wounded but survived. The killings were an IRA reprisal for the assassination of Lord Mayor Tomás MacCurtain. See the previous note. Harrington had served with the RIC for twenty years at the time of his death; previously, he had been a farmer. He was buried in Bantry.


News & Events

University College Cork, Western Road, Cork, Ireland   |    +353(21) 480 2110   |   [email protected]
Copyright © UCC 2015/Irish Examiner 2015   |   Website by Doodle