School: An Clochán (B)

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

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Clifden's Armoured Car

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 261

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About sixteen or seventeen years ago the Irish Free State soldiers occupied Clifden and The Rebels were trying to drive then out of it. The Rebels occupied Letterfrack barracks and there were iron shutters on the windows of Letterfrack barracks.
The Rebels thought of an idea and this is what they decided to do. To get the steel shutters from the Letterfrack barracks and to put them oba car so it would be bullet-proof. One morning the home made armoured car came rattling into Clifden and stopped outside Clifden barracks

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Collector
Seán Joyce
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs P. K. Joyce
Gender
female
Age
50
Address
Clifden, Co. Galway
Language
English