Posted my latest addition to our Irish War of Independence articles the other day. The ambush at Carrowkennedy was carried out by Michael Kilroy and the Volunteers of his West Mayo Active Service Unit, sometimes called the “A.S.U.” but usually described as a “flying column.” It was two weeks to the day since they had suffered a demoralizing defeat in an attempted ambush at Kilmeena,on the Westport to Newport road. 

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

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