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Episode 633

Micheál Ó Droigheaín
Sun, 2019-Jan-27 00:11 UTC
Length - 1:52

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The random article for Sunday, 27 January 2019 is Micheál Ó Droigheaín.

Micheál Ó Droigheaín, Irish national school teacher and Brigadier of the South Connemara Brigade, Irish Republican Army, fl. 1916–1922.

Ó Droigheaín's family lived at Gate Lodge, Bearna, County Galway, on an estate held by the Blake family (see The Tribes of Galway). He was interned in Frongoch after participating in the Galway Easter Rising of 1916. Following his release he became commandant in 1919, and retained this position following the reorganisation of the Connemara units by Richard Mulcahy in September 1920.

His property was among those attacked and burned in the Barna area as reprisal for the kidnapping and execution of Patrick W. Joyce (teacher) by the unit for spying. Joyce's body was buried in a bog and only discovered in 1998.

In 1922, the Earl of Westmeath, who had inherited the Blake family property, sold the house and nine acres to Ó Droigheaín.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:11 UTC on Sunday, 27 January 2019.

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