Wednesday, March 23, 2011

3 Killings at Cashla, Athenry

The area around Egans Pub in Cashla saw 3 violent deaths between 1920 and 1922. Frank Shaw-Taylor and Tom Egan were killed during the War of Independence, Martin Rooney was killed during the Civil War.

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March 2 1920 Frank Shaw-Taylor, Moorpark, Athenry
Article on Shaw-Taylors killing on Ronan Killeens Athenry Local History Blog

Shaw-Taylor family grave, Athenry

October 1920 Tom Egan, Egans Pub, Cashla
Article on Tom Egans killing from the Athenry Journal by his Great-Grandson Paul McNamara

July 17 1922 Batt Commdt Martin Rooney, Cahercrin, Craughwell
Article on Martin Rooneys killing from the Connacht Tribune 1922