1892-1993; son of Mayo coach-builder; joined Volunteers, 1913; Officer
Commanding in South Mayo Brigade, 1920; successfully ambushed British
contingent at Tourmakeady, inflicting 10 deaths to two, May 1921; elected
to Dáil, May 1921; participated in handing of authority to IRA
by Second Dáil, in 1939; later worked as insurance agent; gave
his blessing to the Provisional Movement, 1969, and later to Rerpublican
Sinn Féin after the split of 1986.
Ruairi Ó Brádraigh, The Story of Commt. General Tom Maguire
and the Second (All Ireland) Dáil (Dublin: Irish Freedom Press
1998), 89pp.; see Martin Mansergh, An Unfading Green: Mistaken Attemps
to Deny Legitimacy to the New Ireland [review essay ], Times
Literary Supplement, 10 July 1998, p.15.