Daniel Hehir, of the Royal Irish Constabulary
Pictured here is a typical member of the Royal Irish Constabulary circa 1830.
Our family history links us to this organization and at this point in time.
Daniel Hehir, from County Clare, was 21 years old when he enlisted in Royal Irish Constabulary in 1837. Daniel was able to reach the rank of Sergeant. I was able to verify this military service through one of the many databases on Ancestry.com. As I was surfing through a long list of possible searches, one caught my eye. It was named "The Royal Irish Constabulary 1816-1921."
Daniel's brother Mike was not as lucky. Mike died in Lajore, India, while serving. The cause of his death is not known. They also had five sisters and one of their sisters also had a son who joined the RIC.
How are they related to the Foleys? Bridget O'Brien was their half-sister. She came to the United States and married my great great grandfather Michael Foley, for whom this blog is named.