Tipperary people invited to War of Independence Commemoration in Lisnagaul

Anne O'Grady

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Anne O'Grady

Dinny Lacey

The men of the flying column of the 3rd Tipperary Brigade of the IRA was led by Dinny Lacey from Attybrick

The Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson, Michael McGrath will deliver an oration this Sunday, 26th November 2017, at 1.30pm at Lisnagaul to commemorate the November 1920 ambush of Royal Irish Constabulary personnel.

Organised by Tipperary Fianna Fáil, and local TD, Jackie Cahill, the event will commemorate the men of the flying column of the 3rd Tipperary Brigade of the IRA which was led by Dinny Lacey from Attybrick.

On 13th November 1913, they led an ambush of a military convoy that was travelling from Galbally to Bansha.

Local TD, Jackie Cahill said: “We are proud of our republican heritage here in County Tipperary. The events of 1919 and 1920 were of critical importance in Ireland’s quest for freedom and independence.

“I’m delighted that our Finance Spokesperson has agreed to be our keynote speaker this Sunday.  It’s testament to the respect the Fianna Fáil party has for our revolutionary past and for our revolutionary leaders.

“I am calling on the people of Tipperary to join us this Sunday in commemorating this period of our history,” concluded Cahill.

The commemoration will take place at Lisnagaul which is about 6 Km from the Village of Bansha in the direction of Lisvernane. All welcome.