Post by Matt McNamara on Mar 23, 2011 20:52:40 GMT
Owen Maginn was a native of Co. Down but spent most of his life in The Curragh Camp where he was in business for over 30 years. As a young man he was deeply involved in the fight for independence and was a member of the Northern Division of the old IRA. After the treaty he served as a Captain with the Irish army medical service in Dublin, Westport, Cork and The Curragh Camp, where he was Adjutant of the Military Hospital before he resigned from the army.
He established a business on the camp in Pearse Barracks and later built a dwelling and shop in 1939 beside Post Office and carried on business there until he retired in 1960 and returned to live in his native Co. Down.
In 1965 he moved to Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow until his death in 1970. Owen had took an active interest in local affairs while on The Curragh Camp, being a keen Tennis player, Golfer and a Horse Racing enthusiast. He had two good racehorses down the years, one was called “NorEast”, the other “Curragh Star”.
Owen Maginn seated first on the right
A regular Four ball on the Curragh Golf Course comprised of Owen Maginn, Sean Lemass, M.C. Collins (Racehorse Trainer, father of the late Con Collins) and Roger McCorley (father of Pearse McCorley and late Roger McCorley). During the “Emergency Period”, Owen Maginn was District Leader of the Local Defence Force.
A special thanks to Brian Maginn (Grandson of Owen) for the information and photographs. Brian still runs the family business on the Curragh Camp in which his father Pat also ran for many years.
HI Matt,great to see the interest in The Maginn Family.The comments are very heart warming.Even my cousin Yvonne McLean from CO.Down logged on.I am also following on the contact you gave me from California.Many thanks and best wishes to all,Brian.
Post by Jerome Brennan on Dec 3, 2017 15:08:00 GMT
I was looking for information on Owen Maginn or the Maginns from the Curragh Camp and came across Owens photo which was wonderful to see. He was my grandmothers brother Bridget 0' Hagan. There is a close resemblance of Owen with all his siblings, Mark, John, Patrick, Bridget and Rosie. I never met Willie and the other brother that I can't remember his name. Bridget raised me and so I knew them all except Owen who I may have met once with his wife Peg. That was before I emigrated to Canada in 1970. It is great that you shared this Brian. About two months ago I ran into someone from Kildare and I asked him if he knew any Maginnns and he mentioned Brian. Small world.