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Funeral of Sean South.04/01/1957..Seán South (1928–1 January 1957) was a member of an IRA military column led by Sean Garland on a raid against a Royal Ulster Constabulary barracks in Brookeborough, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland on New Year's Day, 1957. South died of wounds sustained during the raid along with another IRA volunteer, Fergal O'Hanlon..Early life.Seán South was born in Limerick where he was educated at Sexton Street Christian Brothers School, later working as a clerk in a local wood-importing company called Mc Mahon's. South was a member of a number of organisations including the Gaelic League, Legion of Mary, Clann na Poblachta and Sinn Féin. In Limerick he founded the local branch of Maria Duce, a radical Catholic organisation, where he also edited both An Gath and An Giolla. He had received military training as a lieutenant of the Irish army reserve, the LDF which would later become the FCA (An Fórsa Cosanta Áitiúil or Local Defence Force), before he became a volunteer in the Irish Republican Army. ..Death.On New Year's Day 1957, fourteen IRA volunteers crossed the border into County Fermanagh to launch an attack on a joint RUC/B Specials barracks in Brookeborough. During the attack a number of volunteers were injured: two fatally. Fergal O'Hanlon and Seán South died of their wounds as they were making escape. They were carried into an old sandstone barn by their comrades, which was later demolished by a British army jeep. The stone from the barn was used to build a memorial at the site. ..Song.The attack on the barracks inspired two popular rebel songs: ‘Seán South of Garryowen' and ‘The Patriot Game '. .•."Sean South", also known as "Sean South of Garryowen", written by Sean Costelloe, County Limerick to the tune of another republican ballad "Roddy McCorley"and made famous by the Wolfe Tones. The popularity of this song has led to the misconception that South was from Garryowen, a suburb in

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Funeral of Sean South.04/01/1957..Seán South (1928–1 January 1957) was a member of an IRA military column led by Sean Garland on a raid against a Royal Ulster Constabulary barracks in Brookeborough, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland on New Year's Day, 1957. South died of wounds sustained during the raid along with another IRA volunteer, Fergal O'Hanlon..Early life.Seán South was born in Limerick where he was educated at Sexton Street Christian Brothers School, later working as a clerk in a local wood-importing company called Mc Mahon's. South was a member of a number of organisations including the Gaelic League, Legion of Mary, Clann na Poblachta and Sinn Féin. In Limerick he founded the local branch of Maria Duce, a radical Catholic organisation, where he also edited both An Gath and An Giolla. He had received military training as a lieutenant of the Irish army reserve, the LDF which would later become the FCA (An Fórsa Cosanta Áitiúil or Local Defence Force), before he became a volunteer in the Irish Republican Army. ..Death.On New Year's Day 1957, fourteen IRA volunteers crossed the border into County Fermanagh to launch an attack on a joint RUC/B Specials barracks in Brookeborough. During the attack a number of volunteers were injured: two fatally. Fergal O'Hanlon and Seán South died of their wounds as they were making escape. They were carried into an old sandstone barn by their comrades, which was later demolished by a British army jeep. The stone from the barn was used to build a memorial at the site. ..Song.The attack on the barracks inspired two popular rebel songs: ‘Seán South of Garryowen' and ‘The Patriot Game '. .•."Sean South", also known as "Sean South of Garryowen", written by Sean Costelloe, County Limerick to the tune of another republican ballad "Roddy McCorley"and made famous by the Wolfe Tones. The popularity of this song has led to the misconception that South was from Garryowen, a suburb in