The Ballyfermot troop train ambush
Published on 8th July 2021
Recorded online lecture presented by Dublin City Council Historian in Residence Cathy Scuffil and historian Liz Gillis; part of Commemorating the Truce, 1921: Lecture series.
This lecture tells the story of the last major action of the War of Independence: The Ballyfermot troop train ambush of 8th July 1921.
On 8th July, 1921 a train carrying troops, military supplies, horses and civilians was ambushed by members of the 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade IRA as it passed under the railway bridge near the then rural hamlet of Ballyfermot. This incident occurred hours before the formal announcement of the Truce and marked the end of the War of Independence.
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