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Kennelly, Michael Joseph


Name:Kennelly, Michael Joseph 


Reg No:1408

Station:Maam, Co. Galway

Years of Service:11

Michael Kennelly, born on 26th January, 1896, came from Ahannanagha, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. He joined An Garda Síochána 30th May, 1922. Garda Kennelly served from 1916-1922 in the 8th Battalion, Kerry No. 1 Brigade. He was married with two children. Garda Kennelly also served in Galway, Monivea, Derrybrien, Letterfrack, Leenane, Clifden and Killimor. 


On 18th January, 1934, Garda Michael Kennelly, with Sergeant Forde, were returning to Maam Garda Station after escorting a female patient to Ballinasloe Mental Hospital. On driving through Galway the hackney car in which they were travelling approached the Woodquay area. It was a dark wet night.  The vehicle left the roadway and entered the River Corrib at Woodquay. Garda Kennelly was drowned.