Pro-Treaty Raid at Cloontismara

1923
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On 9 April 1923, at Cloontysmara (a townland just west of Inagh) Free State Troops surrounded the Moloney family home, raided the house and arrested two brothers who were members of the anti-Treaty army. As Martin and Thomas Moloney were being taken away, Martin was shot by a Pro-Treaty soldier named Connolly. He died of his wounds the following day. Moloney’s father said his son was shot by the Free State Army after he had surrendered to them.

SHOT WHILE RUNNING AWAY. 

Our Miltown Malbey correspondent telegraphs:— The two Brothers Martin and Tom Moloney who were wanted for some time, were surprised on Monday by a party of the military while working at their own home at Inagh. Co. Clare. Tom ran away and escaped shots being fired after him. Martin received a bullet in the lower abdomen and is dangerously wounded. Faint hopes are entertained of his recovery. Dr. M. J. Hillery, Miltownmalbay. and Dr. KeKane, Ennistymon, promptly attended to the wounded man, who was later taken in charge by the military and removed to Ennistymon Infirmary. As the military returned secondly to Mr. Moloney's house they captured tho brother, who had run away. Dublin Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 11 April 1923

 

AN ARREST IN CLARE 

Thomas Moloney, of Clontestmara Inagh, Co. Clare, was arrested by Civic Guards accompanied by military at his home on Wednesday and removed to Dublin. The charge against him is not disclosed, but It is learned that it is in connection with a shooting affair which took place some years ago. He is stated to have been associated with the Irregular movement. His brother wow fatally wounded near his home by National soldiers in April, 1923. Freeman's Journal - Friday 01 August 1924

 

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