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The Tourmakeady Ambush: Shrouded By the “Fog of War” in Mayo

Tuesday, May 3, 1921 was a beautiful, sunny day in the nearly treeless Partry Mountains above the town of Tourmadeady, County Mayo, but Tom…

Started by Joe Gannon

2 Apr 30
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The Headford Ambush: Time Runs Out in Kerry

On March 21, 1921, Irish Volunteers of the Kerry No. 2 Brigade ambushed a train at Headford, County Kerry. It would be the largest battle…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 Mar 14

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Cataclysm in Cork: The Battle of Clonmult

It was around 4 pm on a chilly Sunday afternoon in Garrylaurence, Clonmult, County Cork. Irish Volunteers Michael Desmond (left) and John…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 Jan 19

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“The Scourge of Tralee”: Stalking the “The Major”

John Allister Mackinnon was a true son of the British Empire. He was born in 1892 in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, where his Scottish fa…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 Dec 5, 2017

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The Dromkeen Ambush: Down Into the Mire in County Limerick

The Dromkeen Ambush: Down Into the Mire in County Limerick As the year of 1921 began, the Irish War of Independence was entering a new, mo…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 Nov 13, 2017

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The Carrowkennedy Ambush, June 2, 1921

Posted my latest addition to our Irish War of Independence articles the other day. The ambush at Carrowkennedy was carried out by Michael K…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 May 24, 2017

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