Memorial to the Soloheadbeg ambush, which occurred on 21 January 1919. Irish Republican Army (IRA) men Seán Treacy, Dan Breen, Seán Hogan, Séamus Robinson, Tadhg Crowe, Mick McCormack, Paddy O’Dwyer, Michael Ryan and Seán O’Meara attacked two Royal Irish Constables, Patrick McDonnell and James O’Connell, who were guarding two workmen transporting explosive gelignite to a nearby quarry.
This was the first action taken by the IRA and is considered the start of the War of Independence
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