by ehistoryadmin on May 4, 2017

Leinster Leader 12 November 1966

Death of James Scanlan

Mr. James Scanlan, Pairc Mhuire, Droichead Nua, who has died after a protracted illness, was active in the fight for Independence and was a member of the local Branch of the Old I.R.A. He was for many years agent for an insurance company in the district. He was a talented violinist and played at many concerts and in variety acts in local cinemas. The family had a very close and active association with the freedom fight and his late father was a justice in the Sinn Fein Courts. He is survived by his wife and family and brothers, John and Patrick. The funeral took place to New Cemetery on Saturday.

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