August 1919

Aug-04

 Two RIC men (Sgt John Riordan and Constable Michael J Murphy) killed in an ambush at Eight-One Crossroads under Mount Callon near Ennistymon, Co Clare.

Abbott (2000), pgs 43-44

Aug-07

Chief Secretary Macpherson introduces a Bill in Westminster to improve the pay and conditions of the RIC.  This Bill is passed on November 30th and leads to an increase in recruitment to the RIC.

Townshend (1975), pg 27

Aug-09

Start of week-long Volunteer (IRA) training camp at Shorecliffe House, Glandore, Co Cork for 35 battalion and company officers of the Cork No. 3 (West) Cork Brigade. More Detail 

Townshend (1975), pg 31; Deasy (1973), pgs 69-77

Aug-16

Re-organisation of (West) Cork No. 3 Brigade of Volunteers.  More Detail 

O'Donnoghue (1986), pg35; Deasy (1973), pg 76 & 319

Aug-14

A 15-year old member of Fianna Eireann called Murphy is shot dead in his home in Glan, Co. Clare by Crown Forces. 

O’Farrell (1997), pg 72

Aug-19

Fifth session of Dáil commences.  Griffith reports on the progress in setting up the court system and Barton’s proposal to set up a land bank is accepted.

Macardle (1999), pg 303

Aug-20

Motion passed by Dáil that an Oath of Allegiance to the Republic should be taken by all (1) Dáil deputies; (2)Volunteers; (3) officials of the Dáil and (4) others as determined by the Dáil.   More Detail   Comment

O'Farrell P (1997), pg xv; MacEoin in The Kerryman (1955), pg 15; O'Malley (2001), pg 98; Macardle (1999), pg304; O’Malley (1990), pg 109; Valiulis (1985), pg17

Aug-27

Due to on-going demobilisation and overseas commitments, G. O. C-in-C of the British Army in Ireland, General Shaw, writes to RIC Inspector General Byrne saying that from Christmas, the British Army would no longer be able to provide outpost detachments.

Townshend (1975), pg 29

Aug

In the States, de Valera (with Dáil approval) launches Dáil Eireann loan but runs into opposition from John Devoy and Judge Colahan.  He sets up organisation to collect loan (American Commission on Irish Independence) with Frank P. Walsh as Chairman.

Macardle (1999), pg 311

 

 

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