Civilian Denis Herlihy
Civilian Denis Herlihy (aged about 50) of the Knocknagree district (Knocknagree)
Date of incident: 18 Sept. 1922
Sources: CE, 22, 25 Sept. 1922; Death Certificate (Millstreet District, Union of Millstreet), 25 Sept. 1922.
Note: On Monday, 18 September 1922, National Army troops surrounded the village of Knocknagree during a fair day there. The National Army Soldiers had an armoured car, while the Irregulars used a Thompson gun. When there was an exchange of fire, ‘the people attending the fair were panic-stricken and ran in all directions for shelter. After the fire had ceased, it was found [that] one civilian, a simpleton, who had got into the line of fire, was wounded.’ See CE, 22 Sept. 1922. Though it was initially reported that the injuries of the wounded man were not serious, the labourer Denis Herlihy died from septic bullet wounds at Millstreet District Hospital on 25 September. See CE, 25 Sept. 1922; Death Certificate (Millstreet District, Union of Millstreet), 25 Sept. 1922.