The Clones Train Ambush 1922

#OnThisDay 1922 Monaghan IRA, led by Matt Fitzpatrick, stopped a train of 16 USC policemen. A fire fight ensued leaving 4 USC officers & Fitzpatrick dead. James Craig demanded 5000 troops to rescue them & it delayed the evacuation of British troops from Ireland.

#Ireland #History

Monaghan IRA

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