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The following is a transcriipt of the events described in the typewritten article on the left.  It gives some idea of the type of activities conducted during the Civil War.  No changes have been made to typographical errors!
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1 st April 1917 – 1918

Officers Comd. Jer Collison, Moneygall, and Wm. Maher, Dublin Road, Nenagh, William Kelly, Borrisfarney, Moneygall, units and unit B. Coy. 2 Batt. No. 1. Tipp. Bgde. organising and drilling Coy 2 weekly B. Coy. 2 Batt.  Officer Widger Maher the 1 st April ’18 to the 31 st March 1919.  Denis Kelly, Borrisfarney, Moneygall, William Kelly, Borrisfarney, William Maher, Dubin Road, Nenagh B. Coy. 2 Batt. No 1 Tipp. Bgde. February in ’18 raid for arms on the house of a J. P. who signed warrents for the arrests of the I.R.A. men in the district.  Officer Comd. Widger Maher raiding for arms and drills and trenching roads, training and keeping arms and ammunition.  Reference Widger Maher U.S.A. William Maher, Nenagh, William Kelly Borrisfarney, from the 1 st April 1919 to 31 st March 1920 B. Coy. 2 Batt No 1 Tipp. Bgde. Raid for arms and ammunition on the house of a British Officer got rifle and revolvers, 2 shotguns and several thousand rounds of ammunition in A Coy. 2 Batt. No 1 Tipp. Bgde.

Officer in charge William Kelly, Borrisfarney, prepared and bottled petrol for the attack on Borrisokane Barracks and was in same in June 1920 was in the ambush in Barnane in September 1920 Officer in charge John Bourke, Borrisleigh, Tom Rusell, Borrisleigh D. Coy. 2 Batt, North Tipp. Bgde. 20th April 1920 Glanaguile Ambush carried a dispatch under fire to Bgde. Colum William Kelly.  William Maher D. Coy. 2 Batt. Trenched roads between Templemore and Cloughjordan the night of the moderney ambush prepared billets for the ASJ and guarded same on different occasions; by orders William Kelly, Borrisfarney, and Denis Kelly, Borrisfarney D. Coy. 2 Batt North Bgde April 1st 1921 to 11th July in Mid Tipp Bgde area sniped lorries on the way to Barnane Barracks and wounded in same and on the run until the cease fire officers in charge Michael Stapleton and T. Russel, D. Coy. 2 Batt No 1 North Tipp Bgde was in the training camps at Glaniguile and Silver Hills also doing police duty all times.  William Maher, Nenagh, William Kelly, Borrisfarney, John Egan Knockanroger, D. Coy. 2 Batt North Tipp Bgde called to arms the night of the attack in Nenagh and blocked the Main Road from Dublin to Nenagh, 2 Batt No 1 North Bgde prepared ambush at Toomevara, officer in charge P. McDonal Bgde O. C. Three attacks on Toomevara Barracks – August, October and November.  Officers Denis Kelly Borrisfarney, William Maher, Nenagh, Comd. Joseph Manion in charge D. Coy. 2 Batt sniped out post at Cloughjordan and cut wires, Denis Kelly in charge.

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