Tuesday, 27 May 2008

The War of Independence in Clare

The War of Independence is featured extensively on Clare County Library's website. Take a look at some photographs and articles, some written by actual participants.

For photographs click here

The Rineen Ambush
On September 22nd 1920, one of the most memorable encounters of the war of independence took place at Dromin Hill, Rineen. The purpose of this act was to get revenge for the murder of Martin Devitt, an Irish soldier who was shot dead in an ambush in February of that year in the locality. Click for more

The War of Independence in West Clare by Rita Marrinan
Rita Marrinan wrote The War of Independence in West Clare for her Bachelor in Education Dissertation at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick in 1982. Click for more

The War of Independence: Memoirs of Andrew O'Donoghue, Ex Commander, 5th Batallion, Mid-Clare Brigade from recordings made by Anne Nelligan, Andrew's daughter.
“I was born in January, 1897, last century at Lickeen, Kilfenora, and went to school to Cahersherkin National School. About 1912, I was kept home from school. It was a time of land agitation all over - in Co. Clare especially, some landlords owned miles of country and the people wanted the land divided between small tenants or others under the Land League…” Click for more

War of Independence and Civil War: Patrick (Pat) Keane, Kilnamona; personal statement
This personal statement together with information on the Kilnamona Company IRA were submitted by Pat Keane, ex O/C Kilnamona Coy, I.R.A. 3rd Batt, Mid-Clare, with his application, dated 13th May 1935, for a Service Certificate and Military Service Pension. Click for more

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