Cullyhanna Outrage

c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-12–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-11–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-10–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-9–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-8–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-7–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-6–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-5–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-4–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-3–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-2–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-1–>c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-0–>wp:html –>
My grandfather was present at the great Aeridheacht cultural festival in Cullyhanna on Sunday 6 June 1920.  It was an occasion of local rejoicing and celebration and a welcome relief from the stresses of the fraught political situation in the country.

 

 

 
 
It was a momentous time for the world reeling after the slaughter of the Great War, and for Ireland, with its own War of Independence drawing to a bloody close.  The general election here had returned a great majority of Sinn Fein representatives and elected bodies all over the country, including areas earmarked in that year’s Better Government of Ireland Act for inclusion in Northern Ireland. 

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.