Michael Cassidy

 

1882 Feb 26. This appears to be him in correct townland

 

 

1921 Jan 5 Shot Kilkenny

IRA Witness Statement A few days afterwards, Michael Cassidy,a farm labourer,was shot a few miles from Castlecomer,and a label was affixed "spies Beware". Cassidy was fond of a drink and had boasted that he would stop the Volunteers. He used to call to a forge and the military called there also. Although he was shot in 'D' Company area, none of the members of that company or the Battalion Staff knew anything about his death until his body was taken in by the military. It was said later that he acted as guide for the military and police in raids around Coon area

 

Shot by IRA as British spies