14 November 1920
Constable John Miller died of wounds.
In Co. Galway, a Catholic Priest named Fr. Michael Griffin was arrested by Auxiliaries and taken to Lenaboy Castle for questioning. After the interrogation, Fr. Griffin was shot in the head and buried in a grave in Barna. His remains were found nearly a week later.
I meant to attach this link putting forward some more detailRTE report on the murdered priest:
13 November 1920
Annie O'Neill, an 8 year old girl, was shot dead while playing outside her home by Auxiliaries as they chased after some men in Charlemont Ave. Dublin. Another 6 year old girl was hit in the arm but survived.
More the ICLA, the IRL were splitters.Were they members of the IRL - Irish Republican Lesbians?
While being a homosexual man in the UK at the time could get you a long stretch in prison, or executed until 1861, there was no sanction against being a homosexual woman. Possibly because the authorities couldn't conceive of such a thing. One of my mother in law's odder experiences was her own mother asking her in the early 1990s, what a lesbian was. I don't think the old lady believed her.The network of lesbians, the TB clinics and the VD epidemic seem to have been omitted from the approved version of Irish history; we all know there were no such goings-on in holy Ireland.
On to Santa's list along with Kevin Myers' new book.
Someone must have left the landing light on.....I'll get me coat...17 November 1920
RIC Sergeant James O'Donoghue was shot dead in White Street, Cork. He was returning to Barracks at Tuckey Street when attacked by three men. The three I.R.A. men were later identified as Charlie O'Brien, Willie Joe O'Brien and Justin O'Connor. His remains were taken by motor car from St Finbarr’s Church to Cahirciveen for interment.
After being arrested the previous night, four prisoners were taken by the Auxiliaries from their barracks in the Lakeside Hotel, Ballina onto Killaloe Bridge where they were shot dead while trying to escape with their hands tied behind their backs. The four men were Alphie Rodgers, Michael McMahon, Michael Egan and Martin Kildea. Egan was not a member of the IRA but the other three were.
Killaloe Bridge Murders Nov 1920
Two RIC men – Constables Edward Knights and William Johnson , were arrested in Roscommon for a series of robberies. They were tried on the 18th February 1921and acquitted of robbery but convicted of unlawful possession and dismissed for the RIC.
An RAF Bristol Fighter, which was dropping mail to the military barracks in Waterford city, crashed into houses near the barracks injuring the two crew members.
17 November 1920An RAF Bristol Fighter, which was dropping mail to the military barracks in Waterford city, crashed into houses near the barracks injuring the two crew members.
Could well have rolled to drop, although that would have just been showing off I think.That's impressive, more impressive that the crew survived.
From "The book Reminiscences of Waterford" by Michelle M. O'Neill.
"In November 1920, an aeroplane crashed on the roofs of two houses in Barrack Street and was totally wrecked. The plane was a "Scout" type and was carrying despatches from Fermoy to the Military Barracks at Waterford. It stuck upside down on the roof of the licensed premises of Mr Aspel and the private house of Mrs McSweeney, just opposite the barracks gate. The names of the occupants were flying officers Briggs and McKiehan"
The accident involved a Number 2 Squadron (RAF) Bristol Fighter, serial number H1490. The crew were Flying Officer Briggs and his observer McKeechan. One broke a leg, the other an arm.
Were they flying inverted while delivering the mail?