Remembering Óglach IRA Liam Healy executed by Free State forces – Co Cork, 13th March 1923

Óglach Liam Healy executed 13th March 1923

Remembering IRA Volunteer Liam Healy who was taken from his cell and executed by Free State forces in Cork on 13th March 1923.

‘If I had told on one of the boys, I would not be executed but, as you know, I would not have it said that there was a spy in our family, because as you know I was out for a Republic and I sincerely hope it will be got some day,’ he wrote.

Initially buried in Cork Gaol his body was handed over to his relatives in 1924.

William Healy, who was born in Lackabawn, Donoughmore in 1900 of farming stock, and seventh in a family of 12, Healy attended Firmount National School and moved to Cork aged 18 and worked as a farm labourer for a cattle exporter in Blackpool.

Healy enlisted in the Irish Volunteers, E Company, First battalion, Cork Number 1 Brigade in 1918. He took part in many of the Volunteer activities and was involved in the attacks on Blarney Police Barracks and the attack on all City Police Barracks in Cork City in 1921.

With many thanks to: Richard Steele for the original posting

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