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Clarinbridge, Killeeneen – 1916

Irish Press 8th June, 1935 p8

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The Easter Lily, worn at Easter in memory of Irish combatants who died during or were executed after the 1916 Easter Rising.

A.O.M. sends us the following extract from an account of the Easter Week 1916 Rising in Galway, written by Comm.Gen Liam O’Maoiliosa, published in Gaelic-American, January 1917:-

At 7 a.m. (Easter) Tuesday, the Clarinbridge and Killeeneen Corps attacked the police, who acted on the defensive in their barracks. An attempt to rush the place failed and firing on both sides went on for over an hour. Then several bombs were exploded in the barracks. To do this, Captain Eamonn Corbett, who volunteered for the job, had to rush up to the windows of the barracks, under fire, and throw the bombs inside the barracks. This he did successfully six times.

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