The Merlin Park Ambush and the Killing of Volunteers Joe Howley & Joseph Athy, Oranmore & Maree, 1920

Revolution in County Galway, 1918-23

Dr Conor McNamara, Historian-in-Residence, 2022

A statue of Volunteer Joseph Howley now stands in the centre of Oranmore village.
Volunteer Joseph Howley, had a long career in the IRA, having been deported with hundreds of his comrades following the 1916 Rising in Galway.
List of men who participated in the republican ambush at Merlin Park compiled by senior republican officers.
Military Archives (Mid-Galway Brigade Report, MA/MSPC/21/3))
List of activities of the Mid-Galway Brigade, IRA, between 1920 and 1921, compiled by senior veterans for the purposes of military pensions.
Military Archives (Mid-Galway Brigade Report MSPC/MA/21/3)

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