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Old Connie – he fought with valour but who ever knew?
He served in the First World War in France 1914 to 1918 but he never spoke of it. Rumour went that he was not a real soldier but was a batman or servant to a General. Here Sally Neary tells, in her own unique way, the story of Connie Hegarty, from Dunkineely, who did indeed fight in World War One, but as was so often the case in Ireland, the fact that he did was rarely, if ever spoken about. She concludes by suggesting it is past time we remembered people like Connie Hegarty.
 
 
 

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