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| | Posted July 1st, 2016 at 11:44 AM by Ascendant
(Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)
Updated July 1st, 2016 at 12:07 PM by Ascendant
An article on a shootout in Mullingar, April 1922, in the build-up to the Civil War, which saw two dead. Bloodshed in Mullingar: Civil War Begins in Co. Westmeath, April 1922
Mullingar was increasingly a dangerous place from the start of 1921 due to the surge in crime, coupled with the lack of effective policing - the Royal Irish Constabulary were set to be disbanded as per the terms of the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the Irish Volunteers alone were not enough to maintain the...
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