1921 – East Cork was a hotbed of IRA activity during the War of Independence.

Exactly one year after the IRA captured the Carrigtwohill RIC barracks British forces ransack and burn houses four miles away in Midleton, Co. Cork in reprisal for the deaths of three RIC officers on December 29th.

British Pathe video of Midleton burning:

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/reprisals-by

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