Monday, September 18, 2006

War of Independence veteran dies

Lt Col Sean Clancy died today aged 105. Clancy fought in the Irish War of Independence, served with Michael Collins, was present when Dublin Castle was handed over to Free State forces and attended the funeral of Collins.

Wow. I don't know why, but I had assumed all the veterans of the War of Independence were dead. I missed the Easter parade earlier this year, so I missed the coverage the surviving veterans got. I must go into the Collins Barracks museum and see what they have on display these days.

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