An Intelligence Officer with Dublin Brigade, Patrick McGlynn’s severe wound at the Burning went unreported in the press or IRA accounts afterwards. The unfortunate man would have his foot amputated in 1922. He had a major struggle to find a job owing to his disability. Patrick eventually secured work, got married and had a large family, but died in his early forties when his seven children were still young.Origin and BackgroundPatrick was originally from Cullyfad, Killoe, Co Longford. He was born on 14 April 1899, second eldest of seven, to a Blacksmith named James McGlynn and his wife Kate Byrne, a native of Oghil, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare. Where Patrick’s home place is locatedHe grew up in the same part of ...

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