The Noble Six, Sligo 1922

#OnThisDay 1922 Six Anti-Treaty IRA men, including Minister of Education Eoin MacNeil’s son, were surrounded by a Free State troops on top of Ben Bulben in Sligo. The AT IRA were disarmed & half if not all, were shot once surrendered. Their bodies were left where they fell. This was in retaliation for the killing of Free State officer Joe Ring a week previous and for the capture of the Ballinalee armoured car which was used to inflict many casualties on the Free State soldiers.

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Noble Six

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