Memorial in St Munchin's Church to Seoirse Clancy, Mayor of Limerick, killed on 7 March 1921
After midnight on 7 March 1921, Alderman Seoirse Clancy, Mayor of Limerick and ex-Mayor, Michael O'Callagan were shot dead in their homes by British forces. A memorial erected in St Munchin's Church to the memory of Clancy, who was an active parishioner, involved in fundraising for the new church, reads:
'Oráit ar anamainn Sheoirse mhicFhlannchadha Méire Cathrach Luimnighe do dúnmharbhuigheadh an seachtmhadh lá de Mhárta 1921. Amhais de choróinn Shasana do dhein an feall. Is le n-a fheabhas d’Ēirinn agus le bádh leis féin chuir a chairde an Chrannóg agus an leach so leis.'
'Pray for the soul of Seoirse MhicFhlannchadha, Mayor of Limerick City, murdered on 7 March 1921. Mercenaries of the English Crown were responsible for the treacherous deed. Considering his generosity to Ireland and our affection for him, his friends erected this pulpit and tablet'.
The forthright inscription echoes the battle cry of the Wild Geese, 'Cuimhnigí ar Luimneach agus ar fheall na Sasanach'. For more on Seoirse Clancy see City Library Local Studies.