Colum Kelly

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Men, possibly of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC), resting in the hills of Tipperary during the Irish War of Independence, 1921. From the AE Bell Collection. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

County: Offaly Incident: Execution of three IRA men at Birr Castle Date: January 26th, 1923 IRA volunteers in Co Offaly rounded up “undesirable girls(...)

Birr Castle, Co Offaly. Three executions at the castle feature in the latest documents released by the Military Service Pensions Collection. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The savagery of the Civil War is laid bare in the latest documents released by the Military Service Pensions Collection, including files on 66 of the(...)