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

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

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Rathmore Ambush

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0452, Page 309

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Rathmore Ambush
Long ago there was an ambush at Rathmore (Co. Kerry).
There was a traveling-man commonly known as "Tom the Spy." There were also two soldiers, who strayed from the army, and they told the I.R.A. that there was a traveling-man going around, who used to sing songs for the police inside the barrack. They also said that he had a burned patch on the side of this face. The I.R.A. men went and found him, and they brought him near the barrack, and they shot him there.
They then sent a messenger to the barrack, telling the policy that there was a man dead on the side of the road. The police went examining the body and while they were looking at

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Collector
Edward Cremin
Gender
male
Address
Lackanastooka, Co. Cork
Informant
Daniel Twomey
Gender
male
Age
77
Address
Lackanastooka, Co. Cork
Language
English