On the 10th of September 1922 an anti-Treaty IRA volunteer ran down Weafer Street, Enniscorthy and hurled a grenade into Market Square. His intended target was a Free State soldier who was standing guard outside a house. However, the grenade rolled past the soldier and instead exploded outside Stamps public house. Two young men who were passing, Patrick Furlong and Edward Hogan, were wounded by flying shrapnel, while the windows of Stamps, O’Leary’s (Breda’s Boutique) and O’Gorman’s (Murt Walsh Menswear) were blown out.
The Free Press Newspaper, Sept, 1922