first_imgAs part of the 1916 commemoration Glenties will reenact one of the last acts in the War of Independence, an ambush which took place in Kilraine (just outside Glenties on N56) in early July 1921. The reenactment will be part of this year’s Harvest Fair Festival celebrations and will be reenacted on the very spot that it happened in 1921. The event will be on Saturday 10th September at 4pm.The ambush was a well planned event with great reconnaissance of the area with scouts and surveillance of the patrol that was to be attacked. The patrol was from the Barricks in Glenties which was a Black and Tan strong-hold with a sprinkling or R.I.C. About 1pm each day a patrol of steel plated Crossley Tenders, with its compliment of Tans would travel from Glenties through Ardara on to Killybegs spreading terror on their journey.The scouts on the day were Dan Mc Loone, Meenanaal, Glenties and Francie Gallagher , Dorrian, Glenties were well positioned as they had a view of the road in and out of Glenties and the ambush site.The Colum consisted of the following:- James Mc Gill “The Yank”, Aighe, ArdaraCharlie Mc Gill (Charlie Charlie), Aighe, ArdaraDan Mc Gill, Aighe, ArdaraDan Mc Teague, Killybegs/ArdaraPatrick J McHugh, Hillhead, ArdaraMick Carre, Tievedooley, Dunkineely Patrick Carre,Tievedooley, DunkineelyDannie Doogan ,GlentiesJoe “Ned” Gallagher, MeenavalleyHugh Martin, Derry “Ginger” Callan, DerryMick Sheerin, DerryOther events will be a concert on Friday 9th,”A glance back to Glenties area in 1916 through Music, Drama and narration” and all will be present in the parade on Sunday 11th.If anybody would like to get involved with any of these events contact any of the committee membersErnan O’Donnell at 086 44 81269 or 074 95 51360Patrick Gallagher at 087 82 11722Philip Rodgers 087 2620475Re-enactment of 1921 Kilraine Ambush to take place in Glenties was last modified: August 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Glentieshistorykilraine ambushwar of independencelast_img

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