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On This Day - Drivetime - 11 December 1920 - The burning of Cork by the Auxiliaries with the assistance of the Black and Tans.

The events of the night of 11/12 December 1920 in Cork probably had their origins in the killing of seventeen members of the Royal Irish Constabulary on 28 November in Kilmichael. 704 more words

Terminology: 'Tan War' or 'War of Independence'?

So is the ‘Tan War’ or ‘War of Independence’ the preferred term to describe the period from 1919 to the truce in 1921? Next year will be the centenary of the Easter Rising of 1916, which was known at the time as the ‘Sinn Féin Rebellion’ and other variants of ‘Rebellion’ (‘Easter’ or ‘Irish’ or just ‘1916’). 629 more words

The Coverage of the Sack of Balbriggan, County Dublin (1920) in a selection of British broadsheets

Just thought I would share my research on my hometown with you all! Enjoy!

Fig 1. Clonard Street after the sack of Balbriggan

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A little bit of history - Part 1

MB once read an article on Ireland by an English travel writer. The writer described Ireland as the country with the greatest abundance of history per square mile on the entire planet. 1,762 more words

Irish Man In The Middle East

Constable Commits Murder in Dunlavin

Full title: Running with crows: the life and death of a Black and Tan

Creator / Author: DJ Kelly

Item Type / Page count: Book / 284p… 268 more words

West Wicklow Studies

1921 - Carrowkennedy Ambush, Co Mayo: Michael Kilroy and the IRA's West Mayo Flying Column ambushed a convoy of RIC and Black and Tans.

The ambush was organised by Major General Michael Kilroy, later Commandant of the 4th Western Battalion of the IRA. He and his flying column of 33 volunteers took up position between Widow Sammon’s House and that of Widow McGreal in Carrowkennedy and awaited a Royal Irish Constabulary patrol. 172 more words

Irish History

1921 – A group of Black and Tans travelling from Listowel towards Athea arrested four young men (Paddy Dalton, Paddy Walsh, Jerry Lyons, Con Dee) in Gortaglanna, Co Kerry.

A troop of Black and Tans were travelling out from Listowel towards Athea when they arrested four young unarmed men in Gortaglanna. Prior to this the barracks in Listowel had been burnt out and the troops, heavy with drink and bent on revenge decided to execute the young men. 137 more words

Irish History