Soloheadbeg Memorial

Soloheadbeg Memorial, Tipperary

16. Tipperary – Soloheadbeg Memorial – 6 km NW of Tipperary 52.51191, -8.21133

Soloheadbeg Memorial
Soloheadbeg Memorial

The 21st of January 2019 marked one hundred years to the day when an ambush by members of the Irish Volunteers (IRA) on members of the Royal Irish Constabulary escorting gelignite explosives took place. The two members of the RIC were killed and the ambush is considered to have been the start of the Irish War of Independence.

The monument in the photo above was erected in 1950. On the 20th of January 2019 another memorial – a plaque with the names of the Irish Volunteers that took part in the ambush – was unveiled.

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