School: Tuairín Chathail (B.) (roll number 10392)

Location:
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Diarmuid Ó Cróinín

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Tureengarrive Ambush

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0452, Page 307

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In nineteen-twenty, when the black-and-tans were doing great damage all over Ireland, the soldiers of the Irish Republican Army planned an ambush on Turrengarrive (Ballydermonel, Bantry, Co. Cork) about a mile and a half from here. The IRA men knew that General Holmes, who was in charge of the black-and-tans in Munster, would be returning from Tralee to Cork with 4 military lorries in anoned by his best soldiers with guns and ammunition. At the time the IRA men were hard up for ammunition, and they thought hat this was a good chance to get some as well as to pull general Holmes and his men out of action. The place where the ambush took place is called the "cumors", where

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Collector
Tom Fleming
Gender
male
Address
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Informant
Michael Fleming
Gender
male
Age
62
Address
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Language
English