Eoin O'Duffy
 

 

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Eoin ODuffy 1892-1944

Born in Castleblaney, Co Monaghan. After service in the Anglo-Irish war he was made Garda Commissioner in 1922. After Fianna Fil victories in 1933, he was removed from office. He became chief of the Army Comrades Association and renamed them the National Guard. These became popularly known as the Blueshirts. He became president of the new Fine Gael party but they soon became disillusioned with him. He led an Irish Brigade which fought on the side of Franco during the Spanish Civil War. After his death he was given a state funeral. He was buried in Dublin.

 

Further information and directions to the grave are to be found in "Dead and Buried in Dublin - An Illustrated Guide to the Historic Graves of Dublin.  Click here to order a copy of this book