Black and Tans Kill 70 Year old Man, inlough, Leitrim 1920

#OnThisDay 1920 Black and Tans and British troops raided the home of James Connolly Jr, a Captain in the local Volunteers in Kinlough, Leitrim. After coming up empty handed, the Crown Forces shot dead his father, 70 year old James Connolly senior.

James Connolly Jr was killed two years later during the Civil War.

28th February 1924: Edward J Cornan from the Royal Ulster Constabulary in Newry with S W Kennedy from RUC Derry, John Johnston from RUC Mountpottinger in Belfast, James Smylie from RUC Brickfields in Belfast and Anthony Henry from RUC Newry outside Buckingham Palace, London, for an investiture with the King. (Photo by Brooke/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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