Plaque unveiled in honour of Margaret Keogh Cumann na mBan killed during War of Independence

Lord Mayor – Fennell Photography

A plaque commemorating a member of Cumann na mBan who was shot dead during the War of Independence has been unveiled in the Ringsend area of Dublin.
Margaret Keogh was 19 when she was shot at her home in Stella Gardens, Ringsend on 10 July 1921 during a series of raids by British forces.
Ms Keogh, a printer’s assistant, died of her wounds two days later and was buried with military honours in Glasnevin.
Ms Keogh was also a member of the Irish Clerical Workers Union, and was the captain of the Croke Ladies Hurling Club.
She had been due to play a match in Howth the day after she was shot.
Historian Dr Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc said Ms Keogh “embodied all of the various strands entwined in the Irish Revolution”.
Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland said Ms Keogh was “only one of the many women who played a significant role in the struggle for Irish freedom.
“Margaret was one of the very few who paid the ultimate price. I congratulate the local community for proposing this plaque, and I’m honoured and delighted to unveil this Dublin City Council plaque on the street where Margaret Keogh lived,” she added.
The decision to erect the plaque was made by the Dublin City Council Commemorations & Naming Committee.