Conor Clune (26 July 1893 – 21 November 1920) was one of three men along with Dick McGee and Peadar Clancy killed in controversial circumstances in by the British Army on Bloody Sunday on November 21, 1920. This historic day also saw the killing of a network of British spies by the squad unit of the IRA (Irish Republican Army) and retalition of the British Army where they opened fire in Croagh park killing 14 people.
Clune was 27 years old and was mistakenly identified as a member of the IRA during a raid on a hotel by British Auxiliaries. He was born as Cornelius Clune in the village of Quin, the son of John Clune, a carpenter, and Bridget Walsh of Kilkishen. He was educated at the local National School and St. Flannan’s College, Ennis. An enthusiast of the Irish language from a young age he was active in the Gaelic League and spoke Irish on every occasion possible.
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