Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Raid at Queenstown

My grandmother had told me this story a couple of times, because she was there when this happened (when she will have been 25) and specified that they were Sinn Féin.

From the The Weekly Freeman on Saturday, January 18, 1919:

Raid at Queenstown

The sexton's lodge at Rushbrooke Church, near Queenstown, has been raided for arms, and a fowling-piece belonging to the sexton, David Jones, was taken away by the three men with their faces muffled, who presented revolvers. 

Of course, this was just days before the start of the Irish War of Independence.

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