1919 – British troops “sack” the town of Fermoy, Co Cork as reprisal for an ambush by the IRA the previous day which resulted in the death of one soldier. The attack by the IRA, led by Liam Lynch was the first deliberate ambush by the IRA on British troops.
The first organised action against British military forces since the 1916 rising, took place at Fermoy on Sunday, 7 September 1919. It was carried out by Cork No. 2 Brigade under the command of Lia…
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