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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

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