J. J. Clancy (Sinn Féin)

John Joseph Clancy (c.1891/92 [Birth year derived from date of death and age at death] – 1 May [It is assumed that he drowned on the day he went missing.] 1932) was an Irish politician and Sinn Féin Teachta Dála of the First Dáil for Sligo North from 1918 to 1921. In the general election of 1918, he was elected as part of the Sinn Féin landslide, defeating the Nationalist Thomas Scanlan who had sat for the Sligo North seat since 1909, by 9,030 to 4,242. Like the other Sinn Féin members, Clancy did not take his seat at Westminster but took part in the revolutionary First Dáil in Dublin. He sat for only one term and did not stand for election again.

Clancy was also Secretary to the Sligo County Committee of Agriculture, and Chairman of Sligo County Council. At the first meeting of the County Council on 22 June 1920 he said that their work as a council would be guided towards clearing Britain out of Ireland. [Irish Times, 23 June 1920.] He later served as an officer in the Irish Free State Army.

He was imprisoned several times and was a hunger striker. He was arrested and interned in Usk prison in May 1918. He was arrested twice in 1919, on 15 January and 7 April, and was already serving a term of three months imprisonment when he was sentenced to a further three months with hard labour on 6 June 1919, for unlawful assembly.

On 3 May 1932, when he was 40, his body was found in the River Shannon at Limerick. He had gone to Mass in Tipperary on Sunday 1 May but had not returned. The verdict at the inquest on 4 May was that he had drowned accidentally. He was married, and his funeral in Tipperary on 5 May was attended by his widow and four children. He was interred at the family burial place at Ardmoyle, Co. Tipperary.

He should not be confused with the Irish Nationalist politician J. J. Clancy (1847–1928), who was MP for North County Dublin, 1885–1918.


*Dod’s Parliamentary Companion, London, 1920
*"Irish Times", 16 February, 8 April & 7 June 1919; 23 June 1920; 5 & 6 May 1932
*Brian M. Walker (ed.), Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801–1922, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 1978

External links

* [http://www.oireachtas.ie Tithe an Oireachtais] – Official website of the Irish Parliament


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • List of Sinn Féin MPs — This is a list of Sinn Féin MPs. It includes all Members of Parliament elected to the British House of Commons representing Sinn Féin. Members of the European Parliament, Dáil Éireann or the Northern Ireland Assembly are not listed. It should be… …   Wikipedia

  • J. J. Clancy (MP) — John Joseph Clancy (15 July 1847 ndash; 25 November 1928), usually known as J. J. Clancy, was an Irish nationalist politician and MP. in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and member of the Irish Parliamentary …   Wikipedia

  • Peadar Clancy — ( ga. Peadar Mac Fhlannchaidh; 9 November 1888 – 21 November 1920) was a member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) who served in the Four Courts garrison during the 1916 Easter Rising and was second in command of the Dublin Brigade, IRA during… …   Wikipedia

  • Members of the 1st Dáil — 1st Dáil (1918) 2nd Dáil (1921) 3rd Dáil (1922) This is a list of the 105 MPs who were elected for Irish seats at the 1918 United Kingdom general election. Sinn Féin emerged as the largest party, but refused to attend the British House of Commons …   Wikipedia

  • 1932 in Ireland — Events*January 29 Dáil Éireann is dissolved by the Governor General, James McNeill. It brings ten years of Cumann na nGaedhael rule to an end. *March 7 Dublin Corporation demands the return of the Hugh Lane pictures from the Tate Gallery in… …   Wikipedia

  • North Sligo (UK Parliament constituency) — North Sligo Former County constituency for the House of Commons 1885 (1885)–1922 (1922) …   Wikipedia

  • Timeline of the Irish War of Independence — This is a timeline of the Irish War of Independence (or the Anglo Irish War[1]) of 1919–1921. The Irish War of Independence was a guerrilla conflict and most of the fighting was conducted on a small scale by the standards of conventional warfare …   Wikipedia

  • Irish Parliamentary Party — The Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP; commonly called the Irish Party or the Home Rule Party; in Irish Páirtí Parlaiminteach na hÉireann) was formed in 1882 by Charles Stewart Parnell, the leader of the Nationalist Party, replacing the Home Rule… …   Wikipedia

  • Chronology of the Irish War of Independence — This is a chronology of Irish War of Independence (or the Anglo Irish War [The war is often referred to as the Irish War of Independence in Ireland and as the Anglo Irish War in Britain, the Tan War by anti Treaty republicans and was known… …   Wikipedia

  • Ireland — Irelander, n. /uyeur leuhnd/, n. 1. John, 1838 1918, U.S. Roman Catholic clergyman and social reformer, born in Ireland: archbishop of St. Paul, Minn., 1888 1918. 2. Also called Emerald Isle. Latin, Hibernia. a large western island of the British …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.