School: An Clochán (B)

Location:
Clifden, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An Br. Angelo Mac Shámhais

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The Killing of a Man at Ward's by the Black and Tans

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 213

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The man's name was John Joe McDonnell he was an ex-soldier. The day that the Black and Tans came to Clifden they were looking for the "Sinn Feiners" who were in Clifden. The R.I.C. told the Black and Tans and J.J. Mcdonnell's first cousin was one of them. John Joe heard some shooting out on the street and he went out to see what was wrong and the Black and Tans mistook him for his cousin and started hitting him with the butts of their revolvers. Patrick O'Conner heard his

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Collector
Seán Joyce
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs P.K. Joyce
Gender
female
Age
42
Address
Clifden, Co. Galway
Language
English