Thomas McDonagh, one of 41 IRA men who died during the War of Independence in Roscommon, remembered on a memorial outside Elphin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

County: Roscommon Incident: Rathra ambush Date: September 2nd, 1920 Fatalities: 3 A request to defend Ballaghaderreen from the Black and Tans was ref(...)