Daniel Crowley shot 8 Jun 1921

Daniel Cowley was shot and killed by a raiding party on his house from O Coy. DI GA Warner was in overall charge, and there were groups approaching the farm from north , sough and west. S/L LVentress was in charge of the Auxiliaries at the north side of the house. He was accompanied by S/L RL Rolfe. Their evidence was that Crowley came running out of the house, they called on him to halt and when he did not they opened fire, and Crowley was killed.. Ventress then searched house with DI GA Warner

The Auxiliaries may have confused Daniel Crowley with his brother, Jim Crowley (aged about 29 in 1921) who was captain of Aultagh Company at the time. Daniel was listed among the Volunteer dead of the West Cork Brigade by Tom Barry. And Seán Murphy, sometime O/C of Aultagh Company, identified Daniel Crowley as one of its members. IRA pension records also indicate that Daniel Crowley was a member of the Aultagh Company of the Third Battalion of the Cork No. 3 Brigade.

Daniel Crowley was one of the four sons of the farmer John C. Crowley and his wife Margaret of Behagullane (Aultagh) in the Dunmanway district.

Daniel was buried in Castletown-Kinneigh.


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