The Emerald Isle


I rode on a ferry across the Shannon River, happened onto a monument in the small town of Kilrush in southwest Clare, and I learned about a bit of Irish patriotism and resistance to foreign domination.


The ferry crosses the Shannon River from Tarbert in County Kerry to Killimer, which is located in County Clare, west of Galway. The Monument I viewed is located in Kilrush, not far from Killimer, and is a monument to the memory of Irish resistance to British rule. A group of 30 to 40 Fenian,Irish patriots, attacked a horse-drawn police van, freed two captured Irish nationalists, who were never re-captured, but Allen Larkin and O'Brien were captured and executed by the English.

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