Volunteer Richard Hegarty

 

Volunteer Richard Hegarty (aged about 22) of Garryvoe near Midleton (Clonmult)

Date of incident: 20 Feb. 1921 (dead in combat)

Sources: CE, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 Feb., 13 April 1921; II, 25 Feb. 1921; Military Inquests, WO 35/155A/53 (TNA); Seán O’Mahony Papers, MS 44,047/3 (NLI); Joseph Aherne’s WS 1367, 52-58 (BMH); Michael Kearney’s WS 1418, 21-23 (BMH); Patrick J. Whelan’s WS 1449, 51-58 (BMH); John P. O’Connell’s WS 1444, 15 (BMH); John Kelleher’s WS 1456, 23-24 (BMH); Patrick J. Higgins’s WS 1467, 3-7 (BMH); Diarmuid O’Leary’s WS 1589, 4-8 (BMH); Roll of Honour, Cork No. 1 Brigade (Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald Park, Cork); Last Post (1976), 80; O’Neill (2006), 62, 96-100; Borgonovo (2007), 88; McCarthy (2008), 232; ‘The Irish Rebellion in the 6th Division Area’, Irish Sword, 27 (Spring 2010), 84-85, 143; Rebel Cork’s FS, 190-95; Sheehan (2011), 125; Midleton IRA Memorial, Main Street, Midleton; Cork No. 1 Brigade Memorial, Holy Rosary Cemetery, Midleton; Clonmult Ambush Site Memorial; Clonmult Village Memorial.  

 

Note: Volunteer Richard Hegarty was killed at Clonmult. In 1911 he was one of the eleven living children (thirteen born) of the Moanroe (Garryvoe) farmer Patrick Hegarty (aged 56) and his wife Mary, who was fourteen years younger than her husband. In 1911 all eleven children (six sons and five daughters) were co-resident with their parents; the children ranged in age from six months to 17. Richard Hegarty, their fifth child (then aged 12), was near the middle of the line. Following his death in combat at Clonmult, he was buried in Ballymacoda near Youghal. See II, 25 Feb. 1921.


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