Brave family honoured with plaque near home

The memorial  plaque to David, Patrick and Statia Clancy, erected at Upper Cush Cross, Kilfinane.

Three members of the one family who fought for Irish freedom during the War of Independence have been honoured with a plaque near where they once lived. 

A memorial  plaque, inscribed with the names of David, Patrick and Statia Clancy, has been erected at Upper Cush Cross, Kilfinane on the land once farmed by the Clancy family.  

The erection of the plaque was organised by local men Patrick McGrath and Robert O’Sullivan, in recognition of the sacrifices made by the Clancy family during the revolutionary period 1914-1923. 

The plaque is mounted on a slab of local sandstone and the surrounding stone walls were constructed by stonemason, Michael Fitzgerald. 

Angela Hennessy said that the family played a crucial role in some of the most fascinating moments during the war against the British. 

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