Slickfoot Maher

The man seems real, he ws shot, and thee are two different IRA sources, but not enough evidence to name him. He probably was a genuine British spy from outside the area.

 

IRA Witness Statement, Westmeath A man, whose name I do not know, but who was known as 'Slickfoot', was shot as a spy in the Carrickbrien area. He had a cork leg and that was the reason he was called 'Slickfoot'. When he was shot he was thrown into the river, but the cork leg made him float, so he had to be weighted down with sandbags. I don't know anything about his guilt except that he was shot as a result of something that was discovered in a raid on the mails.

 

IRA Witness Statement Westmeath

 

Men shot as Spies by IRA