Patrick Horgan Jr

 

Civilian Patrick Horgan Jr (aged about 34) of Wolfe Tone Street, Cork (Castle Street, Cork city)

Date of incident: night of 16-17 March 1922

Sources: Death Certificate (Cork Urban District No. 6, Union of Cork), 17 March 1922; SS, 25 March 1922; CWN, 8 April 1922; Murphy (2010), Appendix 2; Keane (2017), 284, 415.

 

Note: Patrick Horgan Jr, an ex-soldier, was shot and fatally wounded in a melee on Castle Street in Cork city on the night before St Patrick’s Day in 1922. Horgan was a member of the Parnell Guards’ Band of Fair Lane (now Wolfe Tone Street). The pro-Treaty band and especially members of the street crowd came into violent collision with five patrolling members of the anti-Treaty Irish Republican Police (IRP). In the ensuing riot or disturbance at about midnight, four members of the band (including Horgan) and one member of the IRP patrol (named O’Leary) were wounded. See SS, 25 March 1922; CWN, 8 April 1922; Murphy (2010), Appendix 2; Keane (2017), 284, 415. Horgan was admitted to the Mercy Hospital and died there the next day (17 March 1922) from shock and haemorrhage owing to a gunshot wound inflicted at Castle Street. See Death Certificate (Cork Urban District No. 6, Union of Cork), 17 March 1922.

 

Patrick Horgan Jr was in 1911 one of the nine living children (12 born) of the general labourer Patrick Horgan Sr and his wife Mary. Four of these nine children (all sons) then co-resided with their parents at 19 Wolfe Tone Street in Cork city. Patrick Horgan Jr (then aged 23) was the oldest of the four sons still living at home.  

 

 


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