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Almost 100 years ago, on 1 June 1921, five men were killed in an IRA ambush at Ballymacandy on the main road between the villages of Milltown and Castlemaine in County Kerry. Outside the house where the IRA Volunteers hid and close to the site of the Ballymacandy Ambush. Historian and Author, Owen O'Shea, 3rd left, brings this atrosity to life in his latest book, published by Mercier Press entitled 'Ballymacandy: The Story of a Kerry Ambush' meeting some of the relatives, from left, Seán O'Keeffe, grandson of the IRA Officer Commanding on the day, Tom O'Connor; Mary O'Neill, granddaughter of RIC Sergeant James Collery, who was killed in the ambush; Owen O'Shea, local historian; Dermot Cotter, grandson of Jerry 'Unkey' O'Connor, who threw the grenade which killed Sgt Collery. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Ballymacandy – RTÉ Nationwide 30 June 2021

A feature from the RTÉ Nationwide programme on the Ballymacandy Ambush in County Kerry in 1921 which was broadcast on 30 June 2021. The report by presenter, Donal Byrne, features…

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