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1920 – Kilmichael Ambush: The West Cork unit of the IRA, under Tom Barry, ambushed a patrol of 18 Auxiliaries at Kilmicheal in Co Cork, killing 17 of them (1 survived).
Just one week after Bloody Sunday an IRA column of 36 men under the command of Tom Barry kills seventeen Auxiliaries, elite members of the ‘Black and Tans’ officer class, in a well-plan…