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by Padraig Og O Ruairc
Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: The Cratloe Ambush - historical comemmoration this Sunday .
Replies: 0
Views: 3002

The Cratloe Ambush - historical comemmoration this Sunday .

The Cratloe Ambush occurred on 13th January 1921, during the War of Independence, when the I.R.A.’s East Clare Brigade ambushed a patrol of R.I.C. and ‘Black and Tans’ traveling from Ennis to Limerick. The republicans under the command of Michael Brennan from Meelick, who later became Chief of Staff...
by Padraig Og O Ruairc
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: History book by Clare author nominated for Irish Book Awards
Replies: 1
Views: 2291

History book by Clare author nominated for Irish Book Awards

Hello All. Some of you may have read my first book "Blood on the Banner" which was about the War of Independence in Clare. Well, my new book "Revolution - A photographic history of Revolutionary Ireland 1913 - 1923" has been shortlisted for 'Best Irish Published Book' in the 2011 Irish Book Awards. ...
by Padraig Og O Ruairc
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Clare & Galway War of Independence - website change
Replies: 3
Views: 3288

Re: Clare & Galway War of Independence - website

Great stuff - thanks again
Padraig
by Padraig Og O Ruairc
Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: New Local History Website for Clare [re Kilnamona]
Replies: 5
Views: 6528

Re: New Local History Website for Clare [re Kilnamona]

Hello Ronan,
Great website. Would you consider creating a link on it to my website about the War of Independence in Clare:

www.warofindependence.info

If so I'd be happy to put up a link to yours
Thanks
Padraig
by Padraig Og O Ruairc
Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Clare & Galway War of Independence - website change
Replies: 3
Views: 3288

Clare & Galway War of Independence - website change

Hello All, Just to let you know that the website I administer about the War of Independence in Clare & Galway has changed its internet address to: http://www.warofindependence.info Could someone from the Clare County Library please put a link to this up the library website? Thanks Padraig Og O Ruairc
by Padraig Og O Ruairc
Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Grenade assault, Shaughnessy's bar, Ennis, 1921
Replies: 1
Views: 2337

Re: Grenade assault, Shaughnessy's bar, Ennis, 1921

Hello Paddy, Thanks for posting the link to my site. I posted that article about sectarianism on here also. It is interesting to note that the Shaughnessy's though attacked for their Loyalist politics ( and what the I.R.A. at the time would have seen as collaboration with the British forces ) were C...
by Padraig Og O Ruairc
Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: I.R.A. anti-Protestant sectarianism in Clare 1919 -1921?
Replies: 0
Views: 2206

I.R.A. anti-Protestant sectarianism in Clare 1919 -1921?

Hello all, Ive just added a new article to the website http://www.warofindependence.net which examines the issue of alleged sectarianism in Clare during the Irish War of Independence. You can read the article for free by clicking here: http://www.warofindependence.net/?page_id=225 I hope it will be ...
by Padraig Og O Ruairc
Tue May 11, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Deserters or Spies? - soldiers executed at Lough Attorick
Replies: 0
Views: 2148

Deserters or Spies? - soldiers executed at Lough Attorick

On the 22 of February 1921 the bodies of three British Soldiers, Privates Harry Morgan, William Sydney Walker and David John Williams of ‘B’ Company, 1st Battalion the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry were found near the shores of Lough Attorick on the Clare Galway Border. The three men had...
by Padraig Og O Ruairc
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Who Lived in Knockbeha Cottage, Feakle?
Replies: 16
Views: 18201

Re: Who Lived in Knockbeha Cottage, Feakle?

Thats all very well from a safe distance in Switzerland, Paddy. Im still living here! Your suggestion reminds me of General Neville Macready, the commander of the British forces in Ireland - who commented that if a member of the R.I.C. put on a mackintosh coat and false beard to go out at night and ...
by Padraig Og O Ruairc
Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Who Lived in Knockbeha Cottage, Feakle?
Replies: 16
Views: 18201

Re: Who Lived in Knockbeha Cottage, Feakle?

I'm treading carefully on this one don't want to stick my oar in where its not wanted, all will be revealed in time - until then; "Say nothing till you hear more!"
by Padraig Og O Ruairc
Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Who Lived in Knockbeha Cottage, Feakle?
Replies: 16
Views: 18201

Re: Who Lived in Knockbeha Cottage, Feakle?

Hello all and thanks again for the assistance, its greatly appreciated. I took a trip to the local studies center this morning and found references to Knockbeha Cottage in "A Short History Of The Parish Of Killena Or Upper Feakle" by Father John Clancy 1964. I also had a second look at Weirs book an...
by Padraig Og O Ruairc
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Who Lived in Knockbeha Cottage, Feakle?
Replies: 16
Views: 18201

Re: Who Lived in Knockbeha Cottage, Feakle?

In Griffith's Valuation, the house with the greatest valuations in Knockbeha were those of John M'Arthur (No. 30 on map, valuation 16 pounds) and William Murdock (No. 23 on map, 10 pounds). The accompanying map shows that Knockbeha Cottage was No. 30. The Mc Arthurs might be the people I'm looking ...
by Padraig Og O Ruairc
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Who Lived in Knockbeha Cottage, Feakle?
Replies: 16
Views: 18201

Re: Who Lived in Knockbeha Cottage, Feakle?

Thanks for the help P Waldron - yep I was aware that the 1921 census was cancelled due to the circumstances of the Irish War of Independence - hopefully the 1926 census will be made available soon. Following Sharons information I searched Maloneys in Knockbeha on the 1911 census and the only one tha...
by Padraig Og O Ruairc
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Who Lived in Knockbeha Cottage, Feakle?
Replies: 16
Views: 18201

Re: Who Lived in Knockbeha Cottage, Feakle?

Helllo - thanks for the responses. Unfortunately when I search the 1911 census (presumably the same people owned the house 10 years later) it does not give a full address just House 1 Knockbeha / House 15 Cahir / House 7 Tulla Upper etc. no good for finding out who was living in "Knockbeha Cottage"....
by Padraig Og O Ruairc
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Who Lived in Knockbeha Cottage, Feakle?
Replies: 16
Views: 18201

Who Lived in Knockbeha Cottage, Feakle?

Hello all - I am better at the archival work than the genealogy, and online searches so I am looking for some help. I am trying to find out who lived at Knockbeha Cottage, Cahir / Tulla Upper, Feakle, Co. Clare from 1921 to 1926. I have found correspondence from them in the course of my research and...