Mícheál Ó Droighneáin (Michael Thornton,) . OC East Connemara Brigade IRA

//Mícheál Ó Droighneáin (Michael Thornton,) . OC East Connemara Brigade IRA

By:Cormac O’Comhrai

The old school in Furbo, Co. Galway. OC East Connemara Brigade, Mícheál Ó Droighneáin (Michael Thornton) was a teacher in the school. Local legend has it that the school was raided while he was teaching. Crown Forces rushed in, kids were still sitting at their desks and looking out the window towards the fields and sea. Picking up on the body language the police rushed out to try and catch him moving cross country. None of them thought to look up the chimney before they left.

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By | 2017-09-13T15:09:05+00:00 February 11th, 2014|Individual Accounts Irish Volunteers 1913-1923|0 Comments

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