BallyTurin House Ambush 1921

#OnThisDay 1921 The IRA ambush RIC District Inspector C.A.M. Blake at Ballyturin House, Galway killing him, his wife & two other British officers. There was one survivor, Mrs. Gregory, the widowed daughter-in-law of folklorist Lady Gregory of Coole Park.
It is said that this ambush was in retaliation for the brutal killing of Fr. Griffin by the Auxiliaries the previous November.

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