Death at the Big House: The South Galway Flying Column & the Ballyturin Ambush, Kilbeacanty, 15 May 1921

Revolution in County Galway, 1918-23

Dr Conor McNamara, Historian-in-Residence, 2022

Hand drawn map of the ambush site at Ballyturin produced by the Volunteers.
Military Archives (South East galway Brigade Report MA/MSPC/A21-1-2)))
List of Volunteers who took part in the attack at Ballyturin.
Military Archives (MA/MSPC South West Galway Brigade Report, A21-1-2)
Eliza Blake (nee Akerman), the wife of the newly appointed District Inspector of RIC in South Galway, Captain Arthur Blake, was born in Lambeth, London in 1882 and had three children.
London Illustrated News, 28 May 1921
District Inspector Captain Arthur Cecil Blake, RIC District Inspector, aged 36, was from Chelmsford and fought with the Royal Horse Artillery in World War One. He previously served in the Hampshire Yeomanry and the Royal Horse Guards. He is buried in the New Cemetery, Galway, alongside his wife Eliza.
London Illustated New, 28 May 1921
London Illustrated News, 28 May 1921

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