The Last Executions of the Irish Civil War 1923

#OnThisDay 1923 Michael Murphy & Joseph O’Rourke were executed for armed robbery of a bank in Tuam, Galway. Both said the money was to pay off farm debts, but the authorities said they had political links to the AT-IRA and that the money was used to buy guns for the AT-IRA. These were the last executions of the Civil War but are not usually listed among the 77 official Government executions during the Civil War.

Executed pair

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