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  • Tags: Decade of Centenaries

Illustration: Alé Mercado & Graphic Design: Tom Feehan
Christy (Bullet) Brady wants to be the fastest runner in his street. When the Easter Rising kicks off revolution is the last thing on his mind. The Messenger looks at the impact of the Rising on ordinary families like the Brady's. The play offers the…

Sinnott's Cross Memorial Choice.jpg
On the 18th June 1921, the Kilkenny IRA Brigade ambushed a party of Black and tans at Sinnott’s Cross, Tubrid, Mooncoin, County Kilkenny. One Black and Tan was killed in the action.
This Memorial commemorates this action

Hugginstown Choice.jpg
The Kilkenny IRA’s Brigade attack and capture the RIC Barracks in Hugginstown on the 8th March 1920. This plaque commemorates that event

The Castle Choice.jpg
Scene of a short engagement after it was occupied by Anti-Treaty forces in May 1922. It was captured by Free state forces after a 12 siege. The Castle suffered minor damage mainly broken windows and internal damage

Woodstock Choice.jpg
Woodstock House had been occupied by the Auxiliaries during the War of Independence and later in 1922 by Free State troops. In June 1922, they abandoned the House as fighting intensified nation-wide. On 2nd July 1922, the House was set on fire by…

Bessborough Choice.jpg
Bessborough House, now Kildaton College was the victim of an arson attack on March 1st 1923. The Bessborough Estate had being used by anti-Treaty forces prior to this. It was set on fire in an unauthorised action by Free State forces on March 1st. It…

Barracks Choice.jpg
British soldiers withdrew from Kilkenny Military Barracks on the 7th February 1922. It was also the scene of a homicide and the execution of two Anti-Treaty volunteers in 1922.

Kilmanagh Choice.jpg
Site of ‘incidents with the Black and Tans in local public house in 1921, later in 1923 the site of a ‘small house burning’ by Free State soldiers

Johnstown2 Choice.jpg
A group of Free state soldiers opened fire on Anti-Treaty IRA Volunteers in 1922 resulting in one death near Johnstown.

Coolbawn Memorial Choice.jpg
The Kilkenny Brigade attempted to ambush a military escort transporting explosives from the Castlecomer Barracks to the Wolfhill Coal-Mine on the 18th June 1921. However, their plans were betrayed to the Royal Devonshire Regiment. As a result, the…
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