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Daniel Curley
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Birth: 1850
County Galway, Ireland
Death: May 18, 1883
County Dublin, Ireland

Member of the Irish National Invincibles. The Irish National Invincibles was a secret society formed in 1881. Their aim was to remove the country Ireland of tyrants. They targeted Thomas Henry Burke, permanent under-secretary, in the Phoenix Park in Dublin on May 6, 1882. With Burke at the time was the British chief secretary for Ireland, Lord Frederick Cavendish. Both men were knifed to death. Five men were hanged by William Marwood in Kilmainham Jail near Dublin in May and June of 1883 for the killings. They were: Joe Brady, Michael Fagan, Thomas Caffrey, Dan Curley, and Tim Kelly. The principle witness was the informer James Carey, who was given passage to South Africa but was shot on board ship by Patrick O'Donnell. O'Donnell was brought back to England and hanged in December 1883. Kilmainham Jail contains the graves of the Invincibles convicted and executed for the Phoenix park stabbings. They were: Joe Brady, hanged Monday, May 14, 1883. Daniel Curley, May 18, 1883. Tim Kelly (19 years of age), June 9, 1883. Thomas Caffrey, June 2, 1883, and Michael Fagan, May 28, 1883. See also the grave of the Invincible James "Skin the Goat" Fitzharris, who is buried in Glasnevin cemetery.

(Daniel was from Lismoyle, a townland, in the present day parish of Moylough.

He was 33 when hanged.

His sister Bridget married Peter Quinn whose descendants are still in the area.

Source: Martin Curley )

See Irish National Invincibles virtual cemetery.

Kilmainham Jail (or Kilmainham Gaol)
County Dublin, Ireland
Created by: Steven Tynan
Record added: Jun 09, 2010
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Daniel Curley
Added by: Steven Tynan
Daniel Curley
Added by: Steven Tynan
Daniel Curley
Added by: Steven Tynan
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I am the great grandaughter of Daniel Curley. RIP Daniel you will never be forgotten.x
 Added: Feb. 28, 2013
my great great grandfather, who fought for this country. I'm only learning about my heritage now and getting prouder by the day!
- shauna curley
 Added: Jun. 13, 2012
From your descendants of the McWilliams clan. We will never forget your sacrifice!
- Ambopat
 Added: Apr. 10, 2012

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