Category: Kilcommon Ambush

New Release: Archaeological Maps of the 1920 Kilcommon Ambush

We are delighted to officially launch the archaeological maps that have been created as a result of the Kilcommon Ambush archaeology project. This work was undertaken by Abarta Heritage Ltd as part of Tipperary’s Decade of Centenaries Programme financed by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The maps identify the major…

Kilcommon: Research Workshop & Memory Sharing Event

Tara Clarke of Abarta Heritage and the Landscapes of Revolution Project describes the Research Workshop and Memory Sharing event we recently held with the local community in Kilcommon, Co. Tipperary. One of the aims of the Landscapes of Revolution Project is to work with local communities to uncover their revolutionary past. Significant detail about events…

Press Release: Landscapes of Revolution Project Workshop & Memory Gathering Event

Thursday 2nd of September at 19.00, Kilcommon Community Centre, Kilcommon, Co. Tipperary Come along to the Landscapes of Revolution Workshop hosted by Abarta Heritage at Kilcommon Community Centre. All are welcome to attend this free event which will be held on Thursday the 2nd of September from 19.00 to 21.00. Drop in at any time…

Kilcommon Ambush: In Search of Safe Houses & Reprisals

A key element of the Landscapes of Revolution Project has been the identification and mapping of Safe Houses. These civilian homes and premises became increasingly important networks as 1920 progressed, and more and more volunteers were being forced “on the run.” Their central importance only accelerated following the formation of IRA Active Service Units (“Flying…

Press Release: Landscapes of Revolution Archaeology Project Exploring the Site of Tipperary’s Kilcommon Ambush

The Kilcommon Ambush of 16 December 1920 was one of the most significant carried out by the No. 1 (North) Tipperary IRA Brigade Flying Column during the War of Independence. Tipperary County Council have appointed the archaeologists of the Landscapes of Revolution Project from Abarta Heritage to work with local historians and the local community…