Daniel Mahon(e)y shot by Auxiliaries from Macroom Castle - 11 Feb 1921

There were two tenders under DI3 Fisher . Also present was S/L G Jackson,

1921 Feb 11. 2 tenders with men from J Coy were stopped by a destroyed bridge at Clondrohid, a hamlet 4 km NW of Macroom . A civilian, Daniel Mahony, aged 15, was shot when he ran away from an Auxiliary patrol. His age is variously reported, but the GRO death is given as 15 and the Inquiry also gives 15.

Evidence was given by DI3 ARG Fisher (who was in command) and S/L G Jackson, The probablility is that he was part of the IRA group.

From the account of the activities of the Ballingeary Company of the I.R.A. in 1920 and '21 - written in 1933 by John P. and James D. Cronin, Bawnatoumple, Ballingeary, Co. Cork. Before dawn next morning, Feb. 11th (St Abbeys Day) we took up ambush positions on the Gortnabinna side of the Mouth of the Glen three miles nothh of Ballingeary on the road to Renaniree.   We waited until nightfall and returned to camp.  On that day the Tans raided Clondrohid and shot 16 year old Daniel O'Mahony.  Before dawn next morning the Column moved out again, crossed the Sullane and took up positions at Coolnacahera near Coolavokig  on the road betweem Macroom and Ballyvourney.    Next day we were back at the  Mouth of the Glen again.  Four lorries came as far as Renaniree but turned back.  We rotated between both sites for ten days but were in the wrong place on three occasions.  It was now decided to concentrate on Coolavokig

WS1641 14. On February 7th 1921, the bridge at Clondrohid was demolished. .... A party of Black and Tans raided the village about 3 p.m. an February 11th. When they came to the broken bridge they fired shots indiscriminately shooting a boy of 14 years Dan O'Mahoney dead. They then seized a few old people and took them to Macroom Castle, where they were interrogated about the identity of the men who knocked the bridge. Nobody gave any information, not even children who were later questioned on the same subject

1911 Census at Garranenagappul , Clondrohid, Cork

1921 Feb 11. Inquest in full


C Company Macroom