Sunday, April 3, 2011

Stories of Athenry and the Irish Civil War 1922-1923 Part 3: There goes the Railway Bridge by Ronan Killeen

27/07/1922
Breaking of the Athenry and Ballyglunin bridge.

15/08/1922
Repairs on the bridge north of Athenry begins.

22/08/1922
Athenry and Ballyglunin railway bridge is blown up.

18/08/1922
Athenry and Tuam railway line is damaged.

19/08/1922
Athenry and Ennis line restored.

05/10/1922
Athenry to Limerick train fired at but no ill results.

06/10/1922
When the Athenry to Tuam and Sligo railway line had been closed down for three months three hundred
men where thrown out of employment.

01/11/1922
No trains between Athenry and Sligo.

03/11/1922
Athenry to Tuam bridges blown up again. On Thursday 2 November 1922 the signal cabin at Ballyglunin was burned to the ground.

07/11/1922
A goods train is 'held up' at Ballyglunin a goods train from Limerick. It was raided, whiskey and tobacco were stolen. At Athenry the same train was 'held up' again and whiskey and tobacco were once again looted.

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