History of John Street, Part 1

John Street's history, Part 1, taken from Ardee's Facebook page, by Kevin McKenny. "The ground upon which the monastery was built and on which, as the years passed, the brothers and sisters built dwelling houses, a hospital, church and granary, was the land along the south bank of the river Dee, now Moore Hall, Bridge Street and John, or, more correctly, Saint John Street."

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Civil War and the Treaty

Civil War taken from Ardee Facebook page post by Kevin McKenny. Republican operations on a considerable scale were carried out in County Louth on Thursday night and yesterday morning. The main operation was an attack on the barracks (Hatch’s Castle) at Ardee, which is south of Dundalk, and is situated on a branch railway line.

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Part 3: Aftermath and the later account by Delia Spillane

Part 3: Final part of the murders of Tierney and O'Carroll taken from Ardee Facebook page - Kevin McKenny. The first two persons to come on the scene were Kate Smith and Mickey Callan. Then came Joe Dolan and Andy McEntee. Cannon Lyons, who heard the shooting in the Parochial House across the river from us, came next. Doctor Steen and Nurse Cummins (a member of Cuman na mBan) ...

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Erection of Memorial Statue, Sept 1955 (Part 1)

Part 1: Taken from Ardee Facebook page, Kevin McKenny Since the mid -1950s, on the last Sunday in November, a large crowd, accompanied by a Colour Party, gathers at the memorial statue to honour and commemorate Sean O’Carroll and Patrick Tierney, who were murdered in Ardee by Crown Forces on the night of the 30th November 1920. Initially the Colour Party was accompanied by a Firing Party who conducted ...

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