Anti-Treaty Forces attack Clifden in home-made armoured car. AT-IRA win. 1922

#OnThisDay 1922 Michael Kilroy, 300 Anti-Treaty IRA & an improvised armoured car (made from a hotel boiler attached to a Crossley Tender chasis)named “Queen of the West” attack 100 Free State troops in Clifden. Kilroy’s men defeat the FS troops after a 10hour battle.
The AT-IRA capture weapons & equipment, damage communications, roads and railway lines. It will be several months before the next train arrives in Clifden.

#Ireland #History

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