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A Time of Traitors - Tension so thick you can cut it with a knife!

From the blurb: It’s 1921, and LIAM MANNION is embroiled in the murky world of informers and spies; the IRA has announced a truce, and the British and Irish leaderships are taking their first tentative steps toward signing a treaty. 526 more words


1920 - Shooting of Escaping Irish Prisoners.

By late 1920, the rules of war had broken down on both sides as the increasingly vicious Irish War of Independence gained momentum. Both sides were guilty of atrocities some of which did provoke public comments. 357 more words

Irish History

Sacred Heart

Location: The Liberties, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

This structure was originally a Victorian drinking fountain. It was manufactured by Walter MacFarlane’s Saracen Foundry in Scotland and bears little resemblance to the original casting. 745 more words

Cast Iron

The Tans - 1920

New York Tribune 29th September 1920 p1

The Black and Tans fired indiscriminately through the streets of Conakilty Sunday, smashing windows and causing considerable damage. At Moycullen a lorry filled with armed police rounded up the townspeople coming from mass, separated the men from the woman and drove the former into a field. 81 more words

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After Chainsawing all day, a Black and Tan really hits the Spot!

A hard day’s cutting down trees means you medically require a beer of some sort! But the tough question is “what type”? Do you go the outright stout or the outright beer, or somewhere in between? 169 more words

General Stuff

Kiltartan - 1921

The Catholic Press 6th January, 1921 p9

Young Mother Shot by uniformed assassins. (abridged)
Mrs. Ellen Quinn, who was shot on November 1 while sitting on the lawn in front of her farmhouse at Kiltartan, Gort, bled to death the same night. 767 more words

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