The 41st anniversary of the death of the Old IRA leader Dan Breen, a member of the Third Tipperary Brigade of the Old IRA, was marked with a Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Donohill, Co Tipperary, today.
Dan Breen, born 11th August 1894 (Mícheál Dónall Ó Briaoin ) was also a Dáil deputy, who served as a politician and member of Dáil Éireann (Anti-Treaty) from 1923 -1927 and 1932-1965.
Dan Breen and his then comrades fired the first shots which began the War of Independence at Soloheadbeg on January 21st, 1919.
Dan died in Dublin on the 27th December 1969 and was buried in Donohill cemetery, Co. Tipperary.
Breen’s memory will also be honoured with a wreath laying ceremony at his grave, followed by a cultural evening.