Four IRA Volunteers Executed in Roscrea, Tipperary 1923

#OnThisDay 1923 Four men were executed by the Free State for illegal possession of arms in Roscrea, Tipperary. They were:

Frederick Burke

Patrick Russell

Martin O’Shea

Patrick McNamara

A fifth man, James Lillis was executed in Carlow.

Pic below shows one of the tricolour draped coffins driven through Roscrea.

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