Billy McLean

lower mount st


A maid called for help from a group of passing Auxilliaries. They rushed the front door, and one of the IRA guarding it, Billy McLean put his hand round the door and fiired his pistol. Return fire hit McLean on the hand, but he was not badly hurt.


Teeling was captured, of course, and a man called Lean was shot in the hand. (I think Dwyer calls him McLean). He was later involved in a murder in Scartaglin in Kerry in 1924. He stood trial but the sentence of death was commuted because the main protagonist (Jeremiah Gaffney) took full responsibility. His being injured with Teeling is mentioned in one of the newspaper reports, so it is definitely the same man.