Timothy O’Leary

 

Civilian Timothy O’Leary (aged about 26) of the Kinsale district (near Ballinspittle)

Date of incident: 23 May 1922

Sources: Death Certificate (Courceys District, Union of Kinsale), 23 May 1922; CWN, 27 May 1922; SS, 27 May 1922; IT, 27 May 1922; Herlihy (1997), 214; Abbott (2000), 294; Kingston (2013), 211; Keane (2017), 287, 415.

 

Note: Timothy O’Leary, a retired RIC constable, was travelling in a pony-and-trap with his aunt on a journey from Kinsale to see his mother in Kilbrittain. They were stopped outside Ballinspittle by two armed men. The men took O’Leary away, and his dead body with bullet wounds was later found on the roadway. He had been disbanded from the RIC only recently. See Death Certificate (Courceys District, Union of Kinsale), 23 May 1922; CWN, 27 May 1922; SS, 27 May 1922; IT, 27 May 1922; Herlihy (1997), 214; Abbott (2000), 294; Kingston (2013), 211.

 


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