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Burning of R.I.C. Barracks – Easter 1920

In early 1920 the IRA and Dáil courts had begun to take control of large parts of Clare and the country as the British administration was losing the battle of two governments to Dáil Eireann. Fearing continued attack the R.I.C

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Vol. James “Amy” Barron.

James “Amy” Barron of Newpark House was born at Ardkyle, Sixmilebridge on the 2nd June 1891 and was one of five children born to Timothy “Thady” Barron and Ann Hehir. He spent some time in New York but he returned to Ireland to avoid the WWI draft

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The Burke's of Moy

From Moybeg, Lahinch. Lieutenant Lahinch Company. December 1920 appointed Captain and Adjutant 4th Battalion Mid Clare Brigade. A rifleman in the Rineen ambush he also took part in most of the major actions in the battalion area.

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