The Dingle Massacre

June 1793
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In June of 1793, protests were taking place in Dingle, County Kerry against the forced payment of excessive tithes to maintain British institutions.

Similar protests had been taking place around the country for some time. 

On this occasion the protests turned violent as a riot broke out. 

British forces attacked and killed 14 protesters, and wounded many more,  in what has since become known as The Dingle Massacre. 

 

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