Irish War of Independence / Black & Tan War Discussions (12)

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Tipperary’s Dan Breen: The Hardest Hard Man

On August 11, 1894, Dan Breen, one of the most famous rebels in Irish history, was born in his parent’s cottage at Grange, one mile south…

Started by The Wild Geese

0 Aug 11

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'Greyhound on Train': Rescuing Seán Hogan at Knocklong

On May 13, 1919, at Knocklong, Co. Limerick, members of the Tipperary and Limerick Volunteers boldly entered a Cork bound train and rescue…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 Apr 8

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The Clonbanin Ambush: “To Hell With Surrender!”

March 5, 1921, dawned bright and clear on the Mallow – Killarney road (N-72 today) west of Clonbanin, Co. Cork. The men of Seán Moylan’s C…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 Mar 9

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George Lennon & the Piltown Cross Ambush

The night of November 1, 1920, All Souls Night, was extremely cold in the west of Co. Waterford. The members of the West Waterford Voluntee…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 Oct 28, 2019

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The Kilmallock Barracks Attack: Burning Down the House in Limerick

The Kilmallock Barracks Attack: Burning Down the House in Limerick On the night of May 27th the Volunteers gathered in the Kilmallock area…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 May 27, 2019

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The Tureengarriffe Ambush: Cork & Kerry Strike a Blow

The Tureengarriffe Ambush: Cork & Kerry Strike a Blow Seán Moylan slowly moved his binoculars back and forth pointed to the west as he…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 Jan 2, 2019

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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, 2018
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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, 2018

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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, 2018

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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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