Clonfin Ambush

Clonfin Ambush

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Clonfin Ambush was an ambush carried out by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) on 1 February 1921, during the Irish War of Independence. It took place in the townland of Clonfin (between Ballinalee and Granard) in County Longford. Four members of the Auxiliary Division were killed in the ambush. The IRA's North Longford Flying Column, 21 strong, led by Se n Mac Eoin, had been formed in late 1920. In that year they had killed 4 RIC policemen. In November, a company of Auxiliaries - a paramilitary police force formed out of ex-officers - had been stationed in the county to put down the local IRA, they were reinforced in January 1921 [1].Whereas previously the IRA had tried to operate in relatively large numbers, often attacking police barracks, from this point on, their GHQ in Dublin ordered smaller but more frequent attacks to be made.show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135799185
  • 9786135799187