Carrowkennedy Ambush. Casualties Mount in Northern Ireland on this day in Irish History

June 3: TODAY in Irish History:

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Today in Irish History: Curated by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks

Chicago Motivational Humorous Business Speaker, Author and History buff.

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ON THIS DAY:

1921: The flying column of the West Mayo Brigade of the IRA ambushes an RIC patrol at Carrowkennedy resulting in the death of seven policemen.

The ambush was organized by Michael Kilroy,later Commandant of the 4th Western Battalion of the IRA. It was a desperately needed successful ambush for Kilroy and his force of over 30 volunteers. The previous month, Kilroy had lost 3 men at Islandeady and another 6 men killed and 7 wounded in a botched ambush at Kilmeena on May 19th.

Following the Treaty, Kilroy fought on the anti-treaty side. He was elected TD for South Mayo in 1923 and would represent his constituency until 1933

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 1973: British troop casualties mount in Northern Ireland as the IRA campaign becomes more skillful and deadly. On this day, the fifth soldier to die following a booby-trap bomb attack in Omagh, County Tyrone on May 17 passes away. Four soldiers were killed instantly on the day.

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1975:   In Kileen, Co. Armagh, the IRA kill Ulster Defence Regiment member Alfred Doyle who is a passenger in a car driven by civilian David Thompson. Thompson and another civilian John Presha are also killed.

 

 

 

 

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This history is written by Irish author, business keynote speaker and award winning humoristIrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen. If you spot any inaccuracies or wish to make a comment, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the comment button.

Visit Conor’s YouTube channel IrishmanSpeaksto Laugh and Learn. Tags: Best Irish Gift, Creative Irish Gift, Unique Irish Gifts, Irish Books, Irish Authors, Today in Irish HistoryTODAY IN IRISH HISTORY (published by IrishmanSpeaks)


Want to learn more about Ireland? See these images and more in the acclaimed For the Love of Being Irish
Irish gift ideas. Best selling Irish booksRonnie Drew and Luke Kelly - Musical Irish Gifts to the worldJoyce Image in For the Love of Being IrishMichael Collins: Image from For the Love of Being Irish

BUY Quality Quality Guinness and Ireland Rugby Shirts
Guinness Rugby Shirts - Brilliant!Rugby Shirt - Ireland


For the Love of Being Irish written by Chicago based Corkman Conor Cunneen and illustrated by Mark Anderson which is an A-Z of all things Irish. This is a book that contains History, Horror, Humor, Passion, Pathos and Lyrical Limericks that will have you giving thanks (or wishing you were) For the Love of Being Irish

Watch For the Love of Being Irish author Conor Cunneen – IrishmanSpeaks on his Youtube channel IrishmanSpeaks. Laugh and Learn.

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This history is written by Irish author, business keynote speaker and award winning humoristIrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen. If you spot any inaccuracies or wish to make a comment, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the comment button.

Visit Conor’s YouTube channel IrishmanSpeaksto Laugh and Learn. Tags: Best Irish Gift, Creative Irish Gift, Unique Irish Gifts, Irish Books, Irish Authors, Today in Irish History

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