My Granny's brothers and other members of my family will feature in this thread next March too.
According to the Irish Times it was one gun and it was donated to a museum at Grey Point, Crawfordsburn, Co Down in 1999.Any clues where?
One of these perhaps.According to the Irish Times it was one gun and it was donated to a museum at Grey Point, Crawfordsburn, Co Down in 1999.
Ha, ha, ha. That worked well.6 August 1920
Sean McEntee TD introduced a motion supporting a ban on financial and trade dealings with Unionist companies in Belfast. The motion was defeated. A Belfast Boycott Committee was set up in August by Catholics in Belfast including McEntee, Bishop MacRory, Frank Aiken and Fr John Hassan.
A letter written by Bishop MacRory said that until Belfast “is taught that it depends on Ireland, there will be recurrent outbursts of bigotry here, and a standing obstacle to the settlement of the whole of the Irish Question.”
The Couglan abduction/suicide/murder is discussed more in depth here:14 August 1920
185267 Pte Albert Nunn, Machine Gun Corps was killed during an IRA attack. A plane made a forced landing near Clonbanin, Co. Cork, about four miles south of Kanturk. Shortly afterwards about twenty British soldiers were deployed from the Kanturk garrison to guard the aircraft.
Just before dawn on the 14th a party of about twenty IRA under Jack O'Connell, the Battalion O.C. moved into the area, with the intention of attacking the guard. When they got to the fence adjoining the field, they were fired on by a sentry, Pte Nunn, who was shot dead. The IRA retreated without sustaining any casualties. Nunn was aged 18 and from Chesterfield.
John Coughlan, a civilian aged 46 from Queenstown, committed suicide in IRA custody near Aghada, Co. Cork. Coughlan was according to the IRA arrested for allowing his daughters to engage in prostitution with the Army and, presumably because they lived in Queenstown, the Royal Navy. Retrospectively they decided he must have been a spy (why else would he have hanged himself?). Instead of burying the body the IRA men threw Coughlan into the sea where he inevitably washed ashore a few weeks later.
Patrick Lynch, an IRA Volunteer was shot and killed at Hospital, County Limerick
The IRA burned military stores at the railway yard in Tralee. In reprisal the police burned the printing works of the Kerry News, Kerry Weekly Reporter and Killarney Echo in Russell Street, Tralee.
Would this be a case of a 'Black on Tan'?Constable Cyril Nathan was shot and killed in Limerick. According to a newspaper account at the time, the Black and Tans were rampaging through the city firing shots at random after a report of an attack on two detectives. Nathan and another Constable stationed at Boherbuoy Barracks were off duty and had just returned from church. They heard firing outside and put their heads out to investigate when Nathan was hit in the head. The rampaging policemen also managed to wound a British soldier who was helping a child into cover and an ex-soldier who had lost an eye in France was shot in the arm on Carey’s Road.
Constable Nathan was aged 19 and from London.