Dublin IRA’s largest haul of weapons after raid on Collinstown Aerodrome 1919

#OnThisDay 1919 Dublin IRA, led by Patrick Holahan, raid Collinstown Aerodrome (now @dublinairport ) & take 75 rifles, 72 bayonets & 4000 rounds of ammo. This was the IRA’s most successful raid, which involved sleeping sentries, getaway cars, British army uniforms, drugging dogs & more. Holahan had just started work there a few weeks previous and knew the inner workings of the place.

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Dublin IRA Officers

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