All Blog Posts Tagged 'RIC' (6)


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The Dromkeen Ambush: Down Into the Mire in County Limerick

On the cool, pleasant night of St. Stephens day, December 26, 1920, over two hundred men and women were dancing, eating and enjoying themselves at Caherguillamore House, three miles northeast of Bruff, in County Limerick. The Martin brothers from Bruff were providing the music. This was not a commonplace…

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Added by Joe Gannon on November 13, 2017 at 10:00am — 4 Comments


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The Rineen Ambush: Hell Comes to County Clare

Come all you gallant Irishmen, come listen for a while

I’ll sing to you the praises of the sons of Erin’s Isle

’Tis of an awful, awful ambush I’d have you to beware

That happened in Rineen, in a spot in County Clare.…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 2, 2017 at 8:30pm — 12 Comments

The Volunteers, 'For It Is My Sad Fate' -- Pt. 2: Trauma at The Burgery

Irish Volunteer, athlete and poet Pat Keating (pictured) of Comeragh, according to younger sister Lena, "had a simple and homely manner that endeared him to all ... and was a great favourite wherever he went."  

My father, George Lennon, related an incident in…

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Added by Ivan Lennon on October 11, 2015 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

The R.I.C. In An Untenable Position, Part 1: Trauma at The Burgery

Domnail O’Faolain, son of West Waterford Brigade Commanding Officer (O/C) Pax Whelan, noted in a 1966 lecture the difficulty in getting members of Oglaigh na hEireann (I.R.A.) in the Deise area of County Waterford to talk of the War of Independence…

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Added by Ivan Lennon on September 26, 2015 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments


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Friends Until the End: Ambush at The Burgery, Part 2

(Pictured: The field in the hills north of Dungarvan where Sgt. Michael Hickey's body was found)

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 1, 2015 at 10:00am — 3 Comments


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'Nigh Comeragh's Rugged Hills': Ambush at The Burgery

When silence overcomes me

My dreams they seem to fill

Of my dear native happy home

Nigh Comeragh's rugged hills

 -- From a poem by Pat Keating

My…

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Added by Joe Gannon on August 27, 2015 at 9:00am — 16 Comments

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