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The Sack of Balbriggan, Co.Dublin, Ireland.

On the 20th of September 1920, the quiet fishing village of Balbriggan was burnt down by the Black and Tans. This became known as the “Sack of Balbriggan”. 1,451 more words

1920 – The first ‘Black and Tans’ (auxiliary policemen) officially arrive in Ireland.

Although they would be operational for less than two years, the “Black and Tans” would become one of the most reviled names in Irish history. 458 more words

Irish History

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. 727 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. 80 more words

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