All Blog Posts Tagged 'Irish War of Independence' (24)

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 period:…

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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)

(Read  Part 1 - 'Nigh Comeragh's Rugged Hills')…

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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 wife, Lindy, and I have just completed…

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

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