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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