The Ballyseedy Massacre 1923

#OnThisDay 1923 At Ballyseedy Kerry, nine Anti-Treaty IRA prisoners were tied to a land mine by Free State soldiers & the mine detonated. Eight were killed instantly but one man was blown clear & survived. This was done in revenge for the AT-IRA’s mined booby trap the previous day. It is probably the darkest day in the Irish Civil War.

#Ireland #History

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