#OTD in 1923 – Republican leader Liam Deasy is captured by Free State troops near Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

Liam Deasy was born in Bandon, Co Cork in 1898, and he served as an IRA officer during the Irish War of Independence as commander of the 3rd Cork Brigade. In 1922, he rejected the Anglo-Irish Treaty, joining the Anti-Treaty forces to overthrow the Pro-Treaty Government. On 25 July-5–August 1922, Deasy led 2,000 IRA forces at the […]

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