Two RIC Constables killed in Macroom Ambush 1920

#OnThisDay 1920 Two RIC constables were ambushed & killed by IRA Volunteers as they cycled Newport Petty Sessions in Tipperary. A third officer fled the scene and returned later with reinforcements to collect the bodies. A witness stated that McCarthy shouted “No, no” before being killed.

The two men were:

William Finn aged 22 from Castlereagh, Roscommon.

Daniel McCarthy 27 (Picture) from Waterville, County Kerry.

#Ireland #History

 

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