Posted in Posts and podcasts

Clarinbridge, Killeeneen – 1916

Irish Press 8th June, 1935 p8

lily
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.

Author:

B.A., M.A.(Archaeology); Regional Tour Guide; Dip. Radio Media Tech; H.Dip. Computer Science.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s