The remains of Patrick Maher executed after a court martial during the War of Independence are re-interred in his home parish of Glenbrohane, County Limerick.

In September 1919 Patrick Maher was arrested with Edmund Foley for their alleged part in the rescue of another Irish Volunteer Sean Hogan at Knocklong Tram Station, which resulted in the deaths of Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) men Sergeant Peter Wallace and Constable Michael Enright.

Patrick Maher strongly protested his innocence. Two juries failed to reach a verdict but he was finally convicted by a military court martial and sentenced to death by hanging. Patrick Maher and Edmund Foley were executed in Mountjoy Prison on 8 June 1921. The two men were buried at Mountjoy along with eight others. They became collectively known as 'The Forgotten Ten'.

In accordance with family wishes Patrick Maher is given a state funeral and his remains re-interred at the Republican plot at Ballylanders, in his home parish of Glenbrohane , County Limerick. For Paddy Quinlan, Patrick Maher’s nephew, the burial is the end of a lengthy campaign to have a burial in County Limerick. From a very early age he recalls family members wondering,

Could we ever see the day that his body was brought out of Mountjoy Gaol?

The chief celebrant of the requiem mass is Archbishop of Cashel and Emly Dr Dermot Clifford. An oration at the state funeral is given by Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform John O’Donoghue. Patrick Maher is buried with military honours.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 20 October 2001. The reporter is Tom Paschal Sheehy.