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By Michéal O'Callaghan

This vintage textual content, first released in 1964, opens with an account of the victory of count number Plunkett, father of the done 1916 chief, Joseph Plunkett, within the February 1917 bye-election in North Roscommon. This used to be the 1st chance the Irish humans needed to exhibit their aid for the beliefs of the 1916 leaders electorally. The publication concludes with an account of the asassination of Seargent King of the "Castlerea homicide Gang" of the Black and Tans at the morning of the truce in July 1921. In among it info raids, ambushes, reprisals and escapes at Rockingham, Ballymote, Knockcroghery, Ballaghadrreen, Teevnacreeva, Ballinlough, Frenchpark, Fouremilehouse, Carrick-on-Shannon, Elphin, Keadue, Scramogue, Loughglynn, Athlone and Boyle. It tells the tale of key figures within the zone reminiscent of Fr. Michael O'Flanagan, Paddy Moran, Fr. Malachy Brennan, Joe Tormey and the various brigades and firms of the North and South Roscommon Volunteer battalions and the neighbouring counties with which they labored. It additionally appears again to the county's Fenian history within the determine of Ned Duffy.

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