#OnThisDay 1921 The West Cork IRA launched a daring raid on Fastnet Lighthouse. 12 men sailed out to the island, 10 miles off the coast in rough seas, avoided British warships & docked their boat. They took half a ton of guncotton (explosives) & detonators.
IRA Raid Fastnet Lighthouse, Cork 1921
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Hi, I'm David, I'm from Ireland. I am an avid fan of history. I have my B.A. in History, my M.A. in Military History and Strategic Studies,a Post Qualification Diploma in History and I've been teaching History for five years now. I wanted to create a podcast that examines, in great detail, major Irish battles and battles allover the world in various wars that Irish people played a significant part in. Hope you enjoy. View all posts by theirishatwar