All Blog Posts Tagged 'ambushes' (3)


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The Carrowkennedy Ambush, June 2, 1921: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold

It was late afternoon of a warm day in June in Carrowkennedy, Co. Mayo. Irish Volunteer Jimmy O’Flaherty (right) heard the…

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Added by Joe Gannon on May 20, 2017 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments


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The Kilmeena Ambush, May 19, 1921: Seeds of Victory in a Defeat

In the early part of the Irish War of Independence there had not been any major ambushes of Crown forces in County Mayo, unlike several other counties, notably County Cork. However, in May 1921, the Irish Volunteers began to…

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Added by Joe Gannon on May 18, 2016 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

'We Let Them All Go, Except the Policeman' -- Part 3: Trauma at the Burgery

Having taken John Murphy into custody, the Black and Tans headed back to Dungarvan, via Cloncoskoran, with a Ford motorcar preceding the tender transporting the soldiers and the prisoner.

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Added by Ivan Lennon on October 23, 2015 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

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