The RIC Bravely Held the Fort

Oranmore Constables Photographed

Snippet taken from the Galway Express 15 July 1916

‘When Oranmore police barracks were attacked by the Sinn Fein Volunteers on 25th of April these seven men of the Royal Irish Constabulary bravely held the fort for several hours until assistance arrived. Their names are:-

Seated (left to right) – Sergt J. Healy, Consts. P Heffernan, P. Smith, D. Foley,

Standing – Consts. J. Hannon, A. Barrett, T. McDermott. ‘

From the Galway Express 15 July 1916

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