By the end of 1972 there had been several bomb attacks in Dublin and the border counties. Scares and false alarms were regular occurrences, causing much disruption and fraying nerves. […]

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Fianna Fáil expected to lose the vote on the Offences Against the State Act and were preparing to go to the country on a strong law-and-order platform. Ironically, this meant […]

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As we approach the centenary of the War of Independence there is a growing interest in the period. To date this interest in County Clare has been focused on relatively […]

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The last British soldier to be secretly buried in Clare was Private R.W. Williams (service no. 4179390). Williams, son of Mrs M. Williams of 3 Abbey Green, Chester, was a […]

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Constable Daniel Murphy, a Black-and-Tan from Cork, was captured and executed by the IRA’s East Clare Brigade on 12 March 1921. Murphy had been making frequent trips to the district […]

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