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Irish War Of Independence Battles Involving the Irish Republican Army

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List of Irish Republican Army battles in the Irish War of Independence, listed alphabetically with photos, images, and maps when possible. Every major battle, skirmish, or conflict in Irish War of Independence involving the Irish Republican Army is included here, along with information like exactly where the battle took place. If you want to learn even more about these Irish War of Independence battles that involved Irish War of Independence you can click on the names of the battles for more information.

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Battle of Ballinalee County Longford, Republic of Ireland
The Battle of Ballinalee took place during the Irish War of Independence on 3 November 1920. The Irish Republican Army, led by Seán Mac Eoin, drove a force of British Army and Royal Irish ...more
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Burgery ambush Dungarvan, Republic of Ireland
The Burgery Ambush was an ambush carried out by the Irish Republican Army on 18–19 March 1921, during the Irish War of Independence. It took place near Dungarvan, County Waterford.
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Carrowkennedy ambush County Mayo, Republic of Ireland
The Carrowkennedy Ambush was an ambush carried out by the Irish Republican Army on Thursday 2 June 1921, during the Irish War of Independence. It took place at Carrowkennedy, near Westport, ...more
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Clonbanin Ambush County Cork, Republic of Ireland
The Clonbanin Ambush was an ambush carried out by the Irish Republican Army on 5 March 1921, during the Irish War of Independence. It took place in the townland of Clonbanin, County Cork. The ...more
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Clonfin Ambush County Longford, Republic of Ireland
The Clonfin Ambush was an ambush carried out by the Irish Republican Army on 2 February 1921, during the Irish War of Independence. It took place in the townland of Clonfin between Ballinalee ...more
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Clonmult Ambush Midleton, Republic of Ireland
The Clonmult Ambush took place on 20 February 1921, during the Irish War of Independence. Irish Republican Army volunteers occupying a farmhouse in Clonmult, County Cork were surrounded by a ...more
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Coolavokig Ambush County Cork, Republic of Ireland
The Coolavokig Ambush, also known as the Ambush at Ballyvourney and Poulnabro Ambush was carried out by the Cork no.1 brigade on 25 February 1921, during the Irish War of Independence. It took ...more
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Crossbarry Ambush County Cork, Republic of Ireland
The Crossbarry Ambush occurred on 19 March 1921 and was one of the largest engagements of the Irish War of Independence. It took place at the rural crossroads of Crossbarry in County Cork, about ...more
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Dromkeen Ambush Kilteely-Dromkeen, Republic of Ireland
The Dromkeen Ambush took place on 3 February 1921, during the Irish War of Independence, at Dromkeen in County Limerick. The Irish Republican Army ambushed a Royal Irish Constabulary patrol, ...more
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Headford Ambush County Kerry, Republic of Ireland
The Headford Ambush took place on 21 March 1921, during the Irish War of Independence. The Second Kerry Brigade of the Irish Republican Army ambushed a train carrying British troops at Headford ...more
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Kilbrittain Barracks Attack Kilbrittain, Republic of Ireland
The Kilbrittain Barracks Attack refers to an attempt made by 28 members of the Third West Cork Brigade of the Irish Republican Army to destroy the barracks of the Black and Tans in Kilbrittain, ...more
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Kilmeena ambush Kilmeena, Republic of Ireland
The Kilmeena ambush was an action during the Irish War of Independence that took place at Kilmeena, County Mayo on 19 May 1921. The ambush ended in defeat for the local West Mayo Irish ...more
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Kilmichael Ambush Kilmichael, County Cork, Republic of Ireland
The Kilmichael Ambush was an ambush near the village of Kilmichael in County Cork on 28 November 1920 carried out by the Irish Republican Army during the Irish War of Independence. Thirty-six ...more
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Rineen Ambush County Clare, Republic of Ireland
The Rineen Ambush was an ambush carried out by the Irish Republican Army on 22 September 1920, during the Irish War of Independence. It took place at Drummin Hill in the townland of Drummin, ...more
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County Roscommon, Republic of Ireland
The Scramogue Ambush was an ambush carried out by the Irish Republican Army on 23 March 1921, during the Irish War of Independence. It took place in the townland of Scramogue, County Roscommon.
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Selton Hill ambush Fenagh, County Leitrim
The Selton Hill Ambush took place on 11 March 1921, during the Irish War of Independence. An Irish Republican Army flying column was ambushed by members of the RIC Auxiliary Division at Selton ...more
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Sheemore ambush County Leitrim, Republic of Ireland
The Sheemore Ambush was an ambush carried out by the Irish Republican Army on 4 March 1921, during the Irish War of Independence. It took place at Sheemore near Carrick-on-Shannon, County ...more
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Tooreen Ambush County Cork, Republic of Ireland
The Tooreen Ambush was an ambush carried out by the Irish Republican Army on 22 October 1920, during the Irish War of Independence. It took place near Tooreen, County Cork.
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Upton Train Ambush County Cork, Republic of Ireland
The Upton Train Ambush took place on 15 February 1921, during the Irish War of Independence. The Irish Republican Army mounted an attack on a train carrying British soldiers at Upton, County ...more