Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Remarkable photos from War of Independence in Clare added to Foto

Devitt's Shop, Ennistymon. James Devitt's drapery shop, Main Street, Ennistymon after the sacking of Ennistymon by British Forces on September 22nd 1920.Some remarkable photographs have been donated to Clare County Library, the property of the late Mr J.J. Skerritt of Lahinch. The photographs show houses and businesses burnt by the Black and Tans in Ennistymon on 22nd of September 1920, during the War of Independence. The burnings, lootings and murders were carried out as reprisals for the Rinneen Ambush on the previous day. The collection also includes photographs of officers and men of the Mid-Clare and West Clare Brigades and a number of later photographs of Lahinch Railway Station, of which Mr Skerritt was the last station master. All the photographs are now available online as part of Foto, the library’s online collection of images of County Clare.

The photographs
The Rinneen Ambush
The War of Independence in West Clare
Memoirs of Andrew O'Donoghue
War of Independence and Civil War
John Minihan's Application for a Military Service pension

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