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23rd February 2020

The highest ranking officer killed in action in Clare during the War of Independence is to be commemorated and remembered on Sunday 23rd February 2020, one hundred years after his death. Martin Devitt Vice - Commandant of the Mid Clare Brigade from Cahersherkin, Ennistymon, lost his life as he engaged along with his brother Paddy, Comdt. Ignatius O’Neill, and Pake Lehane an R.I.C. patrol in the Fermoyle Ambush at Crowe’s Bridge, Inagh on the 24th February 1920. In the exchange of fire Martin Devitt was shot in the head and died at the scene of the ambush