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First Garda Killed On Duty To Be Commemorated At Memorial Mass Tomorrow

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Laois man Henry Phelan was shot and killed in a shop in 1922.

The first Garda murdered on duty will be commemorated at a memorial mass in Laois this weekend.

22-year-old Henry Phelan, who was from Rushin in Mountrath, was shot and killed on November 14th, 1922, at a shop in Mullinahone in Co. Tipperary.

The mass will be held in St. Fergal's Church in Camross tomorrow morning at 11am.

A funeral note will then be provided by renowned Piper Cormac Bowell and a wreath laying ceremony will commence Henry's headstone in the nearby cemetery.

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