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Rathmore Ambush

Abstract: Story collected by Batt Cronin, a student at Tuairín Chathail (B.) school (Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry) from informant Michael Buckley.

Original reference: 0452/3/45

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Rathmore Ambush [duchas:4710470]

This Story is about Rathmore Ambush.The I.R.A information was that a certain man of the travelling class was telling the police and black and tans about the activities of the I.R.A. So they tried him and found him guilty, and sentenced him to death. Then ,They carried him back to a place called the Bogroad which is bounding Rathmore and Rathbeg(Kerry) and shot him there.
en they sent a message to the police that a man was shot,and the police came out, and inspected the place around, and when they were going home the I.R.A shot them from behind the hedges.

Origin information
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
p. 311
Volume 0452
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Diarmuid Ó Cróinín.
Ireland--History--War of Independence, 1919-1921
War of independence--Cogadh na Saoirse
School location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0452/3/45

Suggested credit
"Rathmore Ambush"in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <>
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Diarmuid Ó Cróinín.
Supported by funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Ireland), University College Dublin, and the National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), 2014-2016.
Record source
Metadata creation date: 2014/2016 — Metadata created by Fiontar, Dublin City University, in collaboration with the National Folklore Collection UCD and UCD Library. Original Fiontar metadata converted into MODS by UCD Library.

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