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War and Peace - Ballinasloe from 1919 to 1923

Protestants ordered to leave, Free State troops take over Garbally, arrest in Keogh case
 Damian Mac Con Uladh

[Summary: In this week's issue, the East Galway Democrat reports that many members of the town's Protestant community were ordered to leave town, that Free State troops took possession of Garbally, and that a charge was made in the James Keogh case.]

War and Peace

Ballinasloe during the War of Independence (1919–1921) and the Civil War (1922–1923)

Local Newspaper Extracts

East Galway Democrat, Saturday, June 17, 1922

Ballinasloe Protestants

Many Protestants residents in Ballinasloe have received notices to leave the town.

Garbally Court for G.H.Q. Troops

About 50 GHQ troops arrived in Ballinasloe on Wednesday from Ennis, and went into occupation of Garbally Court.


At a special Republican Court in Loughrea, says the Irish Independent,  a young man manes John Madden, Kinculla, was remanded on bail on a charge connected with the death of Volunteer Jas Keogh, Ballinasloe, of the Executive forces, who with John Moran, Cruckmore, lost his life on May 8 inst, it is alleged, an affair concerning a house built, is it said, for the accused by the CBD. Div-Comdt. S O'Grady, Executive forces, prosecuted.


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  • Jack Keogh (leader of anti-Treaty IRA in Ballinasloe)

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