The IRA evacuates from Pettigo

Dublin Core

Title

The IRA evacuates from Pettigo

Subject

Lough Derg--Independence--IRA--Conflict

Description

"A large-scale evacuation [of Pettigo] followed [the shelling] and the IRA men made their way to the hills to escape the bombardment..."

Creator

Liam Ó Duibhir

Source

Duibhir, Liam Ó, Donegal & the Civil War: The Untold Story, pp. 127-28

Publisher

Mercier Press Ltd

Date

Event: 1922

Rights

Citation for the purposes of criticism

Format

Monograph

Language

English

Type

Irish history
Text

Identifier

DD_0045

Coverage

54.5494, -7.8320

References

https://books.google.ie/books?id=ahM3F24E4GEC&lpg=PA1&dq=lough%20derg%20donegal&pg=PA128#v=onepage&q=lough%20derg&f=false

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

"A large-scale evacuation [of Pettigo] followed [the shelling] and the IRA men made their way to the hills to escape the bombardment. One group was caught out in the open when a howitzer shell exploded behind them. However, no one was injured: the men were only covered in mud and were able to continue over the hills in the direction of Ballintra. Some IRA men fled by boat and made their way across Lough Derg to the pilgrimage island. The prior of the pilgrimage, Dean Keown, fearing a British assault on the island, had the IRA men transferred by boat to the opposite shore where they were able to cross the mountains towards Donegal Town. Many of the evacuating IRA men were picked up along the road be passing motorists and over sixty men safely evacuated Pettigo and were temporarily houses in the old workhouse. Many were in bad shape physically and nearly all had lost clothing, money, etc. The local population showed great kindness to them and the parish priest organised a collection to provide men with clothes."

Original Format

Monograph

Citation

Liam Ó Duibhir, “The IRA evacuates from Pettigo,” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed July 10, 2020, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/45.

Geolocation