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Donegan, Samuel


Name: Donegan, Samuel

Rank: Inspector

Reg No: 8586

Station: Cavan

Years of Service: 37

Samuel Donegan, born on 20th November, 1911, was a native of Ballintampen, Ballymacormack, Co. Longford. He joined An Garda Síochána on 4th September, 1934, and was promoted Sergeant in 1952 and Inspector in 1967. Inspector Donegan, a married man with six children, served in Co. Mayo and Co. Sligo before being transferred to Cavan in 1967.


On 8th June, 1972, Inspector Donegan was one of a party of Garda and Army personnel conducting searches on the Cavan/Fermanagh border when he was killed by a booby-trap bomb on a country lane at Drumboghanagh, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh.