IRA Capture Carrigtwohill Barracks – Tans Burn Midleton – Germany Bombs Dublin at Today in Irish History

January 2: TODAY in Irish History:

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Snippets of Irish History by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks

Conor is a Chicago based Motivational Humorous Business Speaker, Author and History buff.

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1920: IRA Capture First RIC Barracks

The Royal Irish Constabulary barracks in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork is captured by an IRA brigade from Midleton and Cobh. It was the first RIC barracks captured by the IRA providing both a morale boost and supplies of ammunition. At least one of the IRA men involved would not survive the War of Independence. One of the participants – Mick Moore, was executed in April 1921 having been captured during what became known as the Clonmult Ambush (February 20, 1921) when twelve IRA volunteers were killed in a firefight with soldiers of the Hampshire Regiment.

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READ: The Capture of Carrigtwohill RIC Barrack. Note, date of the attack was January 2.

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1921:

East Cork was a hotbed of IRA activity during the War of Independence. Exactly one year after the IRA captured the Carrigtwohill RIC barracks British forces ransack and burn houses four miles away in Midleton, Co. Cork in reprisal for the deaths of three RIC officers on December 29th.

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SEE: British Pathe video of Midleton burning

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1941: Germany Bombs Dublin

German bombers drop f bombs in Dublin and other parts of the country. It was one of only a limited number of times, neutral Ireland was bombed. There is no clear rationale why the bombs were dropped. The greatest loss of life occurred on May 31, 1941 when at least twenty-eight people died as a result of bombing in the North Strand area of Dublin.

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

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