Dan Keating RIP


Still blogging on the fly, so I don’t have time to write anything substantial today. But I wanted to flag up the news of Dan Keating’s death earlier this week at the age of 105, which made him the oldest man in Ireland. Dan was the last survivor of the Revolutionary War and had quite an illustrious career as a republican militant over many decades. Unlike most of his contemporaries, he remained a convinced republican all his days, refusing in later life even to take the pension he was entitled to from the 26-county government, and was a strong supporter, and more recently patron, of Sinn Féin Poblachtach. His last political intervention had been to sign the letter of ex-prisoners calling for a vote for dissident republican candidates in the Stormont elections.

For further information, I direct readers to the obituary by Ruairí Ó Brádaigh on the Saoirse site. I measc Laochra na nGael go raibh sé.


  1. charlee pullen said,

    October 7, 2007 at 11:01 am

    he was my uncle and i was at the funeral it was very sad i will miss him …..
    charlee age 14 x x

  2. Mick Brody said,

    October 30, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    Eamonn McCann on Dan

  3. Chris fleming said,

    April 22, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    If any one has any picture of dan in his young life coul ye send them onto to me it would be very much appreciateed as im doing a project

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