Nicholas Mullins, Sean Hartley, Died for Ireland Coolbawn, Kilkenny, 18th June 1921

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When: 01 January 1921

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Photographers: Various

Collection: Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection

Date: Circa 1921

NLI Ref: NPA POLF212

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 08/Jan/2019 09:31:26

    More photos and a little more information about them here - irishvolunteers.org/coolbawn-ambush/

    Nicholas K. Mullins Market Street, Thomastown 5th Batt., Kilkenny Brigade, Irish Republican Army Killed In Action at Coolbawn, Castlecomer, on 18th June, 1921. Aged 27 Years John E. (Jack) Hartley 5th Battalion I.R.A. Aged 24 Years Killed in action at Coolbawn, Castlecomer, (Co. Kilkenny) Interned in Wakefield Jail 1916 Imprisoned in Kilkenny, Clonmel and Cork Jails, 1920

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 08/Jan/2019 10:00:42

    Streetview of monument at Coolbawn / Coolbaun - goo.gl/maps/pvqoCFMpMFU2

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 08/Jan/2019 10:10:57

    Short history - stairnaheireann.net/2016/06/18/1921-coolbawn-ambush-thirt... Long detailed history (ed. relevant bit starts p. 12) - kec1916project.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/ws966-john-wal...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Jan/2019 10:26:10

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Busy man today, well done.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Jan/2019 10:27:24

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] the monument is very well kept.

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    B-59

    • 08/Jan/2019 11:33:33

    See also 'Kilkenny: In Times of Revolution, 1900–1923' by Eoin Swithin Walsh, f. 97 ff. books.google.com/books?id=Z4loDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT97#v=onep...

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 08/Jan/2019 13:17:52

    stairnaheireann.net/tag/sean-hartley/ assaulted a Black and Tan convoy escorting explosives to a mine.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 08/Jan/2019 13:19:19

    "Coolbawn Ambush" it was called

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    John A. Coffey

    • 08/Jan/2019 13:34:44

    The Coolbawn ambush was the last engagement with the Crown forces in Co.Kilkenny before the Truce call of July 11th 1921.The Truce saved the life of Flying Column man James Doyle, Tinnehinch, Co.Wexford, who was wounded at Coolbawn, court- martialed and sentenced to be executed. " I was told that my execution would be carried out if the Truce negotiations broke down, and I was the last rebel to be released on January 18th 1922" he recorded in a brief account of Coolbawn. (Castlecomer Connections by Tom Lyng)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 08/Jan/2019 13:34:56

    Only one John Hartley in Kilkenny of the right age in 1911. Nicholas Mullins in Thomastown, "Carrier for Brewery".

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    John A. Coffey

    • 08/Jan/2019 16:54:48

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] That Coolbawn ambush piece that I added to Irish Volunteer site is taken from Castlecomer Connections by Tom Lyng.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 08/Jan/2019 20:19:21

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Thanks!