Born a subject of the British Empire, as the IRA waged a war for independence and the Black and Tans marauded across the island, he died a citizen of a partitioned but independent Republic at peace with herself and her neighbors.
They raided the house so often, he dug a tunnel under the bath, about the size of a coffin, and would climb in there while the Black and Tans and auxiliaries combed the place.
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