Friday, September 11, 2015

Tony Magan Obituary- Irish Press 1981

Former IRA chief to be buried today

Irish Press, Wednesday July 8th, 1981 pg 4
MR. ANTHONY MAGAN, from Lower Dodder Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, who has died, was a former chief-of-staff of  the IRA. Mr. Magan was active in the Republican movement during the 1940s and 1950s and was chief-of-staff when preparations, including arms raids in Britain and the North, were made for the 1956 to '62 Border campaign. Following his release from internment in The Curragh after the "Emergency" he presided over the re-oxganisation of the IRA and was regarded as a strong disciplinarian. 
Mr. Magan was arrested in Dublin in 1956 and imprisoned for IRA membership. He was subsequently interned in The Curragh. 
Mr. Magan, who worked as a taxi driver, was a batchelor and is survived by his sisters. His body was taken to the Church of: the Annunciation, Rathfarnham, yesterday evening, and the funeral takes place after '10 o'clock Mass to Mount Jerome Cemetery today. 


Mass Notice - Irish Independent, 1982
MAGAN — First Anniversary Mass for, Anthony J. (Tony), late of 45 Dodder Rd., Rathfarnham, will be 'offered in the Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham, on J uly 3, at 7.30 o'c.'at thp request of his sisters.


  1. Hey Mick, good to be back. Took off for the summer, had to give my eyes and brain a break from the pc lol