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Massacre in West Cork the Dunmanway and Ballygroman killings

Massacre in West Cork the Dunmanway and Ballygroman killings

Keane, Barry, author

"The deaths in and around Dunmanway in 1922 have always been shrouded in rumour and supposition. This book seeks to get to the bottom of them. One thing is certain: Captain Herbert Woods shot Commandant Michael O'Neill of the IRA on the stairs of Ballygroman House at 2.30 a.m. on the 26th April and killed him. Who was Herbert Woods and why did shoot an unarmed man? Who was Michael O'Neill and what was he doing inside the house at that hour of the morning? What connection had this event to the killing of ten Protestants in West Cork over the next three nights? Are they connected with the killing of four British soldiers in Macroom on the same day? What was the effect on the local Protestant minority? What happened after Herbert Woods and his Hornibrook relations were arrested by the Irish Republican Police and disappeared? This book attempts to answer all these questions. Using previously overlooked evidence it proves that the real story is a simple one of revenge. It directly challenges claims of sectarianism and British involvement presenting a true story of these appalling events"--Provided by publisher

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Published Cork : Mercier Press 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Barry Keane
ISBN: 178117203X, 1781172544, 9781781172032, 9781781172544
Note: Print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (372 pages) : map
Subject: Ireland History 1922-; Ireland.; Ireland Cork.; Extrajudicial executions.; HISTORY Europe Great Britain.; Extrajudicial executions Ireland Cork History.
Alternative Title: Dunmanway and Ballygroman killings
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  1. Prelude to war : 1914-1919
  2. The politics of war
  3. West Cork's war
  4. The background to Ballygroman
  5. The Hornibrooks and the War of Independence
  6. 26 April 1922 : the shooting on the stairs
  7. The Dunmanway killings
  8. The Macroom killings
  9. After the killings
  10. Protestant flight from Cork.