- Eugene Kelly (Irish republican)
Eugene Kelly ((Irish Óglach Eugene Ó Ceallaigh) (
5 July 1962– 8 May 1987) was a volunteer within the East Tyrone Brigade in the Provisional Irish Republican Armyfrom Cappagh, County Tyrone, Northern Irelandwho was killed during an ambush by British Army soldiers from the SASunit. ["Tírghrá", National Commemoration Centre, 2002. (PB) ISBN 0-9542946-0-2 p.289] [ [http://www.relativesforjustice.com/?pid=251 Relatives for Justice - Eugene Kelly] ]
Kelly was from a family of two brothers and four sisters and grew in in
Cappagh, County Tyrone.
East Tyrone Brigade
Kelly became a highly active member of the PIRA after first joining the paramilitary group in 1982. Kelly became a member of the East Tyrone Brigade of the IRA and was ultilised for his detailed geographical knowledge of rural areas in
County Tyroneand County Armagh.
Kelly was killed, aged 25, in an ambush by the
Special Air Serviceat Loughgall, County Armaghin May 1987 along with seven other members of the brigade and one civilian, as they were about to attack the Royal Ulster Constabularystation] . [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/gallery/image/0,8543,-10104181020,00.html IRA families win human rights case] ] [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,,4511069-103588,00.html True tale of IRA 'martyrs' revealed] ]
He was buried in a private ceremony at Altmore Cemetery, Cappagh.
The Troubles in Loughgall
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