Birdie had been told by Dr. O'Neil at the roadside where Pat Keating lay mortally wounded that Keating had been struck by dum dum bullets and that there was no hope for him. She travelled with him in the back of Mike Heafy's horse and dray on his final journey to a safe house at Monarud. Birdie cradled the dying man's head in her lap his life's blood flowed from him! She remained with him until he died. Birdie's daughter Nell told us that she prayed with him as he lay dying.
Source: Nell Hurley/Eddie Cantwell
Author: Chrissy O'Connor Knight & Eddie Cantwell