W2762 : Kilmichael Ambush Site Monument

taken 11 years ago, near to Glan Cross Roads, Killhanna Cross Roads and Shanlaragh, Cork, Ireland

Kilmichael Ambush Site Monument
Kilmichael Ambush Site Monument
During the Irish War of Independence against the British, a major turning point in that war was undoubtedly the ambush by 36 members of a West Cork flying column IRA, under the command of a 23 year old Tom Barry. A roadside monument dominates the site today, together with commemorative markers depicting the positions occupied by members of the flying column during the ambush. Seventeen Auxiliaries, elite members of the 'Black and Tans' officer class were killed during the engagement on 28 November 1920. An attack on British trucks in British Director Ken Loach's Palme D'Or (2006) winning film "The Wind That Shakes The Barley" is loosely based on the Kilmichael Ambush.
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Saturday, 7 July, 2007   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 19 July, 2007
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Monument > Monument   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! W 27 62 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.6377N 9:3.1154W
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Irish: geotagged! W 27179 62705
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