This Day: August 11th 1922

Ninety two years ago today (August 11th 1922) – A Free State Naval landing took place at Kenmare. Commandant Tom “Scarteen” O’Connor (formerly local IRA commander) landed unopposed with 200 pro-treaty men and occupied Rathmore and Millstreet. Kerry operations in August have cost the National Army a total of 11 killed and 114 wounded.

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