Maurice Francis Healy was born in Dublin on 16 November 1887, the eldest of the three children of Cork solicitor and later MP, Maurice Healy, and his wife Anne. A barrister, writer and occasional broadcaster on the BBC, Maurice Francis Healy is probably best known as the author of ‘The Old Munster Circuit’. Published in March 1934 the book is a memoir of his time practising on the Munster circuit. But Healy was also a soldier. He was commissioned into the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in 1915 and, after speaking at recruiting meetings in Ireland, he went on to see active service with the ‘Dubs’, and on the headquarters staff of the 29th Division. This presentation tells the story of Maurice Francis Healy MC, his military service, and the fascinating life he led after the war, until his death in 1943.
Denis Kirby is a member of the Cork branch of the WFA and is the Irish chair of the Leinster Regiment Association.
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