The rescue at Knocklong: How the IRA freed Seán Hogan in a shoot-out at Knocklong station

Seán Hogan circa 1921
In the opening volley of the War of Independence in 1919, the Third Tipperary Brigade under commanding officer Séumas Robinson ambushed a RIC convoy transporting dynamite at Soloheadbeg on January 19th.  Dan Breen’s brother, Lar, had told the IRA that the consignment was due to be moved under escort, and the raid included Volunteers Seán […]

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