In July 1922 the anti-Treaty IRA began a concerted campaign of bridge destruction in Co. Wexford, which continued sporadically until March 1923. Its main aim was to impede the Free State army's ability to move around the county, and to make the area generally ungovernable.
The destruction of civilian houses, Wexford’s Civil War
While the destruction of a number of big estate houses during the Civil war is reasonably well know, a somewhat overlooked aspect of the conflict is the damage caused to the homes of the ordinary people...
The Burning of the Big Houses, Wexford’s Civil War
During the Civil war period, seven large estate houses and two gate lodges were destroyed by the anti-Treaty IRA in Co. Wexford....
The ‘Battle of Enniscorthy’, July 1922
In July 1922 Enniscorthy was the scene of intense four day battle between the Free State army and the anti-Treaty IRA.....
Shot dead at Enniscorthy post office, July 1922
On the 5th of July 1922 two anti-Treaty IRA volunteers, Maurice Spillane and Patrick O'Brien, were killed behind Enniscorthy's main Post Office (see photo). The town had been the scene of heavy fighting for the previous three days, as the IRA attempted to wrestle control of Enniscorthy from the Free State army. As this battle …
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A Provisional List Of Wexford’s Civil War Dead
This is a provisional list of the Wexford related Civil War deaths. It is based primarily on the work of Seamus Mac Suain (1) and it spans the period from April 1922 to July 1923. At least 67 people were killed during this timeframe, including 13 civilians, 21 members of the anti-Treaty IRA, 32 Free …
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Battle of Ferrycarrig, August 1922, Irish Civil War
On the night of August the 9th 1922 a fierce battle erupted at Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford.
The old RIC barracks in New Ross
This photo shows the old Royal Irish Constabulary barracks at No. 10 Priory Street, New Ross.
Grenade attack in Enniscorthy, September 1922
On the 10th of September 1922 an anti-Treaty IRA volunteer ran down Weafer Street, Enniscorthy and hurled a grenade into Market Square
Ballcarney Bridge bombed
Ballycarney bridge, Co. Wexford. Built in circa 1780, this eight arch bridge spans the river Slaney about 5 km to the west of Ferns village