Thursday, August 14, 2014

Irish Civil War Grave, North County Dublin

Located on the Malahide Road, just after St Doulagh's Church lies this forgotten monument.  Bernard Daly was murdered by Free State Soldiers in 1922.

Bernhard Daly was from Armagh but grew up in Drogheda. He joined the IRA and fought in the War of Independence. During the Civil War he served on the Anti-Treaty side and fought in the Parnell street Area.  He was taken from his place of work, a pub now called O’Neills,  by three men in civilian clothes. They may have been part of a group known as the Oriel Street Gang, dedicated to stamping out any resistance to the to the newly founded Irish Sate and were involved in several murders. His body was later found at this spot.

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