Hugh O'Hanlon


There is a series of murders in this area, John Doran (an IRA man) in Jan 1921, James Smith and Hugh O'Hanlon (loyalists) murdered in Jun 1921 and John Cosgrove (a Sinn Fein supporter) murder late in Jun 1921


1880 Jun 28. born Eswary


1901 census at Eswary


1911 census at Eswary, Armagh





1921 Jun 7. Shot at Armagh

IRA Witness Statement Hugh O'Hanlon, Eshwary, and James Smyth, Keggal, shot dead. O'Hanlon had permission from the British Authorities to carry arms. Both shootings took place on 6th June


£350 compensation was later awarded



Shot by IRA as Spies