Pat Keating had to be temporarily and secretly buried as the authorities were offering a large reward for his body. Later it was decided to re-intern him with his dead comrade, Sean Fitzgerald at Kilrossanty. This had to be a secret operation, and took place to Kilrossanty on 19th May, 1921. Information was given to the British and many of the [burial party] including [some] member of Cumann na Mban were ambushed at Grawn, on their way back from Kilrossanty. The enemy party membered about 50, and the Volunteers were completely surprised and surrounded. Many of them were captured and [later] sentenced by Court Martial to long tems of imprisonment. (Grawn is a colloquial name for Garranmillon - Editor's note -).
Author: Domnall O'Faoláin