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Glenwood Ambush of January 20th 1921

In November 2010, Patsy Neville of Kilkishen whose uncle Miko participated in the ambush, felt that the Glenwood Ambush should be commemorated in some way or at least the ambush spot marked, as currently the exact location was not widely known because of the passing of time.

He called a meeting in Kilkishen to see what level of interest there was in remembering this event. About 25 people turned up that first evening and that number stayed constant during subsequent meetings, in spite of the sometimes Arctic weather conditions in December. Many of the people at the meeting were relatives of the volunteers who took part in the ambush and were keen to have their contribution in the War of Independence remembered in some physical way. Others had stories and anecdotes of events associated with the ambush and wanted to share them. Having got the go ahead from the meeting, tasks had to be allocated and decisions made.

Please refer to the 90th Commerative Booklet posted on this site for the members of the committee of 25 plus a background and details of the ambush as scripted by Michael McNamara of  Ballynevin Sixmilebridge who was the organizing committee secretary who produced this booklet with assistance from Marguerite Keane of Kilmurry  and Sean Lonergan of Sixmilebridge.