Volunteer Maurice Galvin remembered a century later

Brian Twomey placing the wreath on his great granduncle, Maurice Galvin's grave at Dangan Cemetery last Friday.

On last Friday evening, a fitting ceremony took place in the hilltop cemetery of Dangandonovan in East Cork, where members of the Galvin clan gathered to pay respects to Maurice Galvin, who had died exactly one hundred years ago.

Anne Galvin, a grandniece of Maurice’s, welcomed all present and asked Fr Tim Hazelwood, PP of the parish of Ardagh, Killeagh and Dangan, to lead the prayers, with Fr Frank O’Neill, PP of Imogeela parish, also in attendance.

In paying tribute to Maurice Galvin, Fr Tim described him as brave young, idealistic man who gave his life for his country. He then recited a Decade of the Rosary.

Anne outlined the story of her granduncle. Born at Caher in the parish of Ballynoe/Conna/Glengoura in 1903, Maurice was the youngest of nine children of farmer and carpenter, Edmond Galvin and his wife, Nora Murphy …

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