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Maggie Dunne, Cumann na mBán commemoration, at Droumlave, Adrigole, Beara, West Cork.

Updated: Apr 16

On the 8th of April 1923, six weeks before the end of the Irish Civil War, local Cumann na mBán member Maggie Dunne was fatally wounded after an incident involving the free state army and local Irregular IRA members at Droumlave, Adrigole. Maggie was only 26 years old at the time.

Her funeral drew a large crowd, and her coffin was draped in the tri colour flag.

On Easter Sunday a large crowd attended a mass held in her honour at St. Fachtna’s Church, Adrigole.


Following mass Celebrated by Fr. Martin Sheehan prayers were said at Maggies grave before piper Denis O Leary & flag bearers Siún Carey , Sadhbh Sullivan lead the congregation to the site where Maggie was fatally wounded.


Karen Minahane, read a poem & Fachtna O Donavan, gave a comprehensive background to Maggie's life and death.

Fergus Carey welcomed everyone & thanked those who attended.


A plaque was unveiled in her honour by her two nieces Maureen McCarthy and Sheila O Sullivan. Many of Maggie’s relations attended the commemoration.


The site where Maggie died is only a five-minute walk from her resting place at Droumlave cemetery and a short distant from her home. Overlooking Adrigole Harbour.


A lovely well organised event well done to all those involved in the organisation of the event!


Below are a selection of photographs from the day.


If you like to purchase any of the photographs below please contact me on 0872386068 0r get-in-touch or call into my Gallery to view the photographs.

Each photograph has an unique number on the bottom left corner so have that to hand when you contact.


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Please note: the quality of the photographs here are reduced as there are so many full size photographs would take up too much space. Photographs purchased will be full quality and watermark removed.





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