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Mutton Island – 1920

Examiner (Tas.) 11th June, 1920

Photograph of Mutton Island with promontory Fort.  © Copyright Charles W Glynn and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence http://www.geograph.ie/photo/14048,

Photograph of Mutton Island with promontory Fort.
© Copyright Charles W Glynn and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
http://www.geograph.ie/photo/14048,

A Sinn Fein tribunal in County Clare sentenced three men to a fortnight’s detention on Mutton Island for refusing the tribunal’s order to rebuild farm wall which they had demolished. The constabulary learned of the incident and sent a boat to rescue the marooned three who, however, stoned their would be rescuers, declaring themselves citizens of the Irish Republic and therefore the constabulary had no authority to intervene. The constabulary withdrew. The prisoners had ample provisions.

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