All Blog Posts Tagged 'Black and Tans' (8)


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Cataclysm in Cork: The Battle of Clonmult

On top of roof and window,

Those boys stood up to fight,

‘Til the burning of the cottage

And no escape in sight.…

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Added by Joe Gannon on January 19, 2018 at 5:30pm — 3 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


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The Carrowkennedy Ambush: Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Cold

It was late afternoon of a…

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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

Heroic Rescue Bid Leaves 2 Dead -- Part 5: Trauma at the Burgery

On the morning of the 19th, George Plunkett, the ranking officer that night, visiting from GHQ, no doubt aware of the withdrawal from Durrow and other engagements due to want of ammunition, recommended a return to the…

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Added by Ivan Lennon on November 17, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Execution of RIC Sgt. Hickey -- Part 4: Trauma at the Burgery

What followed next was a scene that has occurred numerous times when Irish rebels were faced with the question of what to do with an informer. Irish history and literature are replete with references to this scourge of failed rebellions.…

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Added by Ivan Lennon on November 5, 2015 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

'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

An Excess of Abominations – Ireland’s Three ‘Bloody Sundays'

by Neil Cosgrove (First publish 1/11/12)

(Left:'Black and Tans' on the streets of Dublin, 1920)

A recent post on TheWildGeese.com’s Facebook page discussed Irish revolutionary Michael Collins’ role in the event of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 27, 2013 at 4:20pm — 1 Comment

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