The Sacking of Balbriggan 1920

#OnThisDay 1920 The Black and Tans sack Balbriggan following the shooting of two RIC officers (who were also brothers. One survived but the other died). The Black and Tans rampaged through the village. They killed two civilians, burned down four pubs, the famous Balbriggan hosiery factory & thirty houses. The incident gained political and media attention worldwide.

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