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Shelled by warship – 1916

Photo: Ingo Mehling Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Ingo Mehling
Wikimedia Commons

ST JOHN’S DAILY STAR 3rd MAY 1916

REBS SHELLED BY WARSHIP

Dublin May 3

The situation in Galway resulting from the Irish revolt has been serious, according to advices just received.

On Tuesday, April 23rd twelve hundred rebels, approaching from Oranmore were within three miles of Galway when a naval vessel shelled them from Galway Bay compelling them to retire to Moyard Castle.

At Athenry on the following day another naval vessel landed one hundred soldiers who forced other rebels to retire towards the castle.

Encounters resulted in a number of casualties.

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